Saipan MP 96950,
Northern Mariana Islands,
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On the island of Saipan - Northern Mariana Islands
Constructed for the Japanese Shimizu Corporation by Greg Norman’s design company in the mid 1990s, the 36-hole Lao Lao Bay Golf Resort is one of half a dozen courses competing for tourist golfers on the small tropical island of Saipan which is the largest of the fifteen Northern Mariana Islands.
The West Course, with Mount Tapochao in the background, is the more open of the two 18-hole layouts and there are water hazards to be found on half the holes, especially on the back nine, where a watery grave awaits at no fewer than six of the holes.
The club market the East Course as the premier of the two at Lao Lao Bay and it’s laid out along the cliffs, with spectacular views from the 4th to 7th overlooking the shoreline. The par three 6th is the signature hole on the course, where the tee shot is played over crashing waves to a green perched 136 yards away along the edge of the cliff.