A superb, and tough, track winding its way through the umbrella pines. The course was presented in fantastic condition with true and slick greens which were practically blemish-free. Some of the holes are wonderfully isolated (I'm thinking of the par five 5th in particular) and you'd think you were the only players on the course. Like a lot of courses, it's one you might enjoy more on the second go given some of the lines that you need to take off some of the tees in order to properly position your second shot. The par four 8th in particular springs to mind as a whole which on first glance you might think is a bit unfair given the camber of the fairway and the share dog-leg right. The front nine par threes are a little underwhelming, but they are more than compensated for by the "short" holes on the back side. Much has been said about the 15th, and it is all true. Superb hole which on the day we visited played as a full rescue or 3 wood from 230 yards or so. Take a moment to look at the turtles next to the bridge (if you can keep away from the mozzies, that is!). Also, play it off the tips if you can. It's attritional, but I think you'll appreciate the ebb and flow of the course that much more. Highly recommended.
Date: April 28, 2010