It is possible for long hitters to
hit the green in two because the hole runs downhill to the green. The green slopes
slightly down from front to back, which is the other way around for most greens.
When you aim at the flag directly, balls tend to roll down to a bunker behind
the green. There are also palm trees and a pond at the back of the green, which
make this hole beautiful.
A slight downhill par 4. There are
bunkers at the front and right sides of the green and a pond outside of the bunkers.
The green slopes down strongly from left to right. If you hit the ball to the
rough left of the green, it becomes very difficult to save a par; so, you need
to hit an accurate second shot.
There are a water hazard on the left
of the fairway and OB on the right, so the tee shot is difficult for this hole,
too. The second shot becomes uphill and the closer to the green, the narrower
the fairway becomes, that is to say a triangular shape. Therefore, you need to
have courage to lay up using a short or middle iron. Even professional golfers
have become greedy for distance and ended up with high scores and the hole goes
by the name of “pro killer“.
first international standard golf course in China. The clubhouse is like a mountain
hut and has a relaxing atmosphere. You can enjoy idyllic scenery view from the
clubhouse.The quality of caddies is very high, which is rare in Mainland China
and they are well educated. There is another
18 holes with the different flavor which was designed by Jack Nicklaus. You
need to pay attention to the distance; it is not measured by yards but by meters.
I stayed at the hotel adjacent to the golf club yesterday and today finished playing
Nicklaus and Palmer courses, i.e., 36 holes in a day. Since they are wonderful
courses, despite of the heat wave, I did not get tired so much.
Palmer designed other courses in Asia are Forest
Miki GC, Fuji OGM GC - Ono Course, Shimotsuke CC, Furano GC, Kanaegasaki GC,
Ajigasawa Kogen GC, Minakami Kogen GC in Japan, Damai
GC in Malaysia, and The
Orchard G&CC - Palmer Course, Evercrest Batulao GC and Caliraya Springs
GC in the Philippine, Emeraldo G&CC in Indonesia, First Formosa CC and Formosa
Yangmei CC in Taiwan, Wuju Resort in Korea, and Sanctuary Cove - Pines Course