ISLAND NINE

HOLE 10 PAR 5

This par 5 is both the longest and toughest hole on this nine. Golfers are greeted by an informative sign at the Tee Box. Be sure to read it, as it gives players the distances to the water which bisects the fairway below the tees. Some players will use a driver here, while others will opt for 5-irons.All golfers, however, must hit two near perfect shots to establish a favorable approach to an open, large green.

HOLE 11 PAR 4

This mid-length par 4 in contrast to No 10, is an easy driving hole. Stay to the right portion of the fairway on your journey to a green guarded by three sand bunkers. Water completely lines the left side of the hole.

HOLE 12 PAR 4

This hole is very similar to the previous –it is an open par 4, and water again lines the left side. Select enough club on the approach to the green as a huge sand bunker protects the front edge of the putting surface.

HOLE 13 PAR 3

The 13th hole is the prettiest par 3 at Nilai Springs. From well-maintained tee areas, players have an unobstructed view of a gigantic green across a sea of water. Be brave here and aim at the pin, for the only safe landing area for the golf ball is the putting surface.

HOLE 14 PAR 4

This hole plays straightaway with OB on the left and on or beyond buggy track on the right, in addition to a graded, sloping hill which also lines the fairway’s left side. This hill will prevent most golf balls from going OB, so use the driver to shorten the approach to a green closely guarded by two sand bunkers.

HOLE 15 PAR 4

This dogleg left par 4 requires strategic thinking if one is to score well. Another steep hill and OB forms the left perimeter and on or beyond buggy track on the right from tee to green . It is a full 230 metres to the corner of the dogleg, so average hitters must stay right if they wish to see the green on their second shots. Approach shots sent right of the putting surface will find water. Weak approaches will stay short of the green and its elevated front edge. Long shots will discover a collection area behind the green.

HOLE 16 PAR 3

This is the longest par 3 in Nilai Springs. This angular placement of the narrow but deep putting surface makes it difficult to judge just where the pin is actually positioned. Players have a better chance of recording a birdie or par when the Tee Markers are placed on the course’s original tee at 157M.

HOLE 17 PAR 5 (SIGNATURE HOLE)

Avid golfers know that any par 5 measuring 427 metres from the blue tees must have some special features to keep golfers from destroying the hole. The glitz on this dramatic par 5 is an island green. Big hitters will be able to reach the putting surface in two, while golfers of lesser distance will look to hit accurate shots to reach the ample green in regulation.

HOLE 18 PAR 4

Golfers are again faced with an over-water shot as they stand on the tee of this uphill par 4, sand bunker dot left side of the fairway with two more bunkers tightening the front opening to the green.