This hole requires some strategy to manage. The fairway is narrow at driving distance, but if you negotiate the tee shot successfully you will have a good lie and wedge in. Otherwise place your lay-up into the middle right of the fairway to open the green for a mid-iron approach. This is a long hole for the women who will be playing long irons and fairway woods into the green. The putting surface is steeply sloped from back to front and will call upon your control of speed for those final strokes.
Another tight driving hole, a drive slightly right of centre is perfect. However, stray too far right and the ball will feed down into the rough. Furthermore, any ball left of centre will have a massive gum tree to contend with. On your approach take an extra club as you are playing to an elevated green and if you can’t reach the green in two, it is best to lay up short right which will give you an easier pitch. Lastly, always attempt to leave yourself an uphill putt as this green slopes heavily back to front.
Hole 9 Details