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GOLF COURSE -ROAD 1

The front nine features extensive low-flow networks of streams and extensive lakes. Some holes have exposed sharp-edged rocks resembling lava fields. These rocky areas come into play on holes six, seven and eight. The driveable par-four seventh hole requires carrying a vast field of rocks to hit a speed slot fairway that directs the ball to the green. The latter has a dramatic 1.5-meter drop to a back, bowled-out lobe.

The greens feature some very dramatic shaping including slopes and ridges as well as bowls and backstops, but always with fairly flat pinnable areas. The contours generally help balls get to the flag and are more intimidating than real. Fairways more often than not have kick areas that shoot balls forward towards the greens, making longer holes play shorter than their yardages.