Garden course

Regarded as a resort course, the Garden Course displays a rich array of flora, fauna and water bodies. In the lush rainforest or in the shade of the majestic royal palms, golfers will discover a lush oasis of coconut palms and frangipani trees surrounding the Garden Course.

Length 6,404 meters
Par 72
Distance Measured in metres to the center of the Green
Course / Slope Ratings
Black Tees 74 / 137
Blue Tees 71.9 / 132
White Tees 69.5 / 128
Red Tees 72.2 / 123
Fairways Bermuda Tifdwarf 419
Greens Bermuda Tifdwarf
Course Designer Max Wexler, American

357 metres from the championship tee, this is the shortest Par-4 on the course and plays downhill onto a wide and open fairway. The approach will be uphill to an open Green guarded by a long bunker on the right.

This hole plays downhill to a Green surrounded by three bunkers and overlooks the picturesque Clubhouse, hotel and lake fountain. A precise short iron to the Green will deliver players a birdie chance. Misjudge the distance and the lake looms behind.

This first Par-5 on the course is a double dog-leg hole in which a slightly left tee-shot is required to land the ball on the centre of the fairway. The Green is reachable in two for potential eagle opportunities although the undulating Green guarded by bunker on the right can be punishing.

This is the toughest Par-4 in the Garden Course. You’ll need an elevated tee-shot to land on a side hill fairway which slopes right to left. An accurate and long tee-shot will leave players with a short approach into an uphill and elongated Green armed with subtle breaks that are guarded by two bunkers on the left.

A strong Par-3 hole and sloping downhill to an undulating Green with a solitary bunker on the left. A missed Green will more than likely result in a bogey.

A good uphill drive on this tough Par-5 will get onto a narrow fairway which is guarded by two fairway bunkers on the left and palm trees on the right. Another reachable Green in two but out of bounds await on the right. The large undulating Green is protected by three bunkers.

This is a dog-leg right hole where players must keep the uphill drive to the left centre of the fairway to avoid the two fairway bunkers on the right. If the tee-shot is pulled, the ball will end up in the trees blocking the second shot. A good drive will leave players with a short iron into a downhill Green guarded by two left bunkers, where they stand to capitalize on a good birdie opportunity.

368 metres from the championship tee, this is another medium length Par-4 where strength of drive is the determining factor. The side hill approach shot to the elongated Green with a long left bunker protecting it will prove to be slightly tricky.

This downhill Par-4 requires accuracy from off the tee. Trouble awaits on the left if you pull your tee-shot. The approach is uphill onto a large and tricky Green that has three different levels with two bunkers to the right and one on the left.

Teeing off downhill, be mindful of the lake traversing the fairway 230 metres in. A 3-wood or a hybrid club could be the best option off the tee. The same lake, which lurks on the left of the first half of the fairway doesn't come into play unless you hook your shot to end up in the ‘drink’. The second shot plays onto an undulating Green devoid of bunkers and sloping left to right with several swales. Overshoot the Green and the same lake looms behind.

A medium length Par-5, the power hitters can reach the peninsular Green in two if they can cut the dog-leg and place the ball on the left nearer to the lake. The second shot will require a good approach to assail the ball over a vast expanse of water onto a peninsular Green guarded by bunkers on the left and right setting yourself for an eagle chance.

This hole plays uphill to a two-tiered Green guarded by two bunkers on the left. If you fall short, a tough uphill chip is needed to challenge the undulating Green to save par.

Errant tee-shots see a flowerbed of watery hazard awaiting on the right and out of bounds lining the perimeter walls straddling grand mansions on the left. Accuracy off the tee is premium to set up for a slightly uphill shot onto a two tiered Green protected by bunkers on the left and right.

374 metres from the championship tee, a straight drive down the middle will avoid a fairway bunker on the left and water hazard on the right. The second shot is slightly uphill to a relatively flat Green guarded by three bunkers on the left.

To tackle this dog-leg right hole, the ideal tee-off is towards the left of the fairway. Push your tee-shot right and you’ll end up amongst the tall bulwark trees where you will have to pitch or chip your ball back onto the fairway.

A reachable Par-5 for big hitters and a par is on the card if the player maintains two straight shots. The second shot must be straight to avoid a cluster of three fairway bunkers in a depression on the right approach to the Green.

This is a downhill tee-shot with two bunkers guarding the left and the right of the Green. Falling short leaves you with an open Green to work with, for a pitch to put it close. Overshoot the Green and a lake looms behind.

This finishing hole demands an uphill tee-shot where accuracy is the key. A ‘hook’ will end up in the trees fronting the hotel and a pushed drive will result in a severe downhill lie in the rough fronting a lake rendering the Green out of sight. The Green features three tiers sloping front to back with three bunkers on the left and two on the right.