Greg Norman’s layout was the fourth and latest (2003) to open at the 72-hole Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club – at one time Eagle Ridge had six courses planned. Norman’s course shares a clubhouse with the track designed by his great rival, Nick Faldo.
A solid, if unremarkable course (at least compared to his pièce de résistance at Nirwana Bali), the Norman course at Eagle Ridge is routed across pleasantly hilly terrain. The challenge is fair and enjoyable where strategic play will yield a score, providing you select the appropriate tee for your ability.
For some reason, this layout is not featured in Greg Norman’s burgeoning design portfolio, we’re not sure why that is, but if you’re staying and playing here at Eagle Ridge it’s certainly a course worth experiencing.
The par 5 574-yard 3rd is a demanding dogleg to the right followed by one to the left. A creek on the right and a bunker on the left, 250 yards from the tee, come into play off the tee. Two bunkers on the left of the fairway make the landing area on the second shot very narrow. The green is small and heavily contoured with a ridge from top to bottom.
The par 4 432-yard 16th is a dogleg to the right. A ravine runs along the right side of the fairway and then crosses in front of the green. Not only the ravine in front of the green but also a bunker guarding the front left of the green come into play on the second shot. The green is deep with a distinct ridge in the center, so make sure you use enough club if the pin is at the back. To read more about the Greg Norman Course at Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club, click here to visit my website.