Hole 10 - The Pines


Metres: 187 | Par: 3 | Index: 5


Metres: 176 | Par: 3 | Index: 10

The tenth might only be 11 metres longer than the first, but it is substantially more difficult.

From the back of the tenth tee the view to the green is dominated by the hoop pine trees  in front of the tee.  The extra club needed lowers the trajectory of your shot, bringing the trees on the right hand side of the fairway more into play, and the extra time in the air gives the ball more time to play tricks.

If you can negotiate the pines then you will have to contend with out of bounds all down the left hand side of the fairway.  If it’s early summer and the cane hasn’t been harvested, forget about looking for your ball.  Leave it for the farmer and the brown snakes!

The safer route down the right hand side brings the trees into play  -  and there’s one about a hundred metres down which overhangs the fairway and is also a ball magnet.  The right hand side route also brings the greenside bunker into play.

The fairway slopes downhill to the green so take one club less than the distance would suggest, unless, of course, a southerly wind is blowing  -  then it’s anyone's guess!

Once you get onto the green you will find it flat and predictable , but be aware of the illusion of slope, it won’t break anyone near as much as you expect..