Hole Three – 226 metres
A short dogleg par 4 with a double fairway split by a grove of manuka/kanuka trees. The hole can be reached with a direct shot but there is little possibility that the ball will stay on the green with a depth of only 8 metres on that line and downhill slopes both in front and behind the green. The same problem exists if the left fairway is selected, it’s virtually impossible to stay on the green with either a lofted pitch or a running chip. The hole should be played by laying-up in the right fairway at a marker peg 75 metres from the green. There is much more depth to the green from that angle and a much easier (but still intimidating) second shot. This green has a number of other extreme hole locations that can make it virtually impossible to get near the flag.