Golf Course Architecture - Issue 69, July 2022

35 par-three fifth, which plays downhill to a small green protected by a front bunker and sharp runoffs. Holes 13 to 15 are collectively known as ‘the Shark Loop’. The thirteenth is a short par five that plays from an elevated tee, the fourteenth is a driveable par four, while the fifteenth is a 660-yard par five that requires players to hit an approach to a two-tiered green defended by a sprawling bunker. ‘Mini fairway tees’, measuring up to 100 metres in length on some holes, allow for a variety of teeing options. Several holes also have speed slots incorporated in the design to provide further options for players. Greg Norman said: “With such a stunning piece of property to work with, it is no wonder those who have been out to play the new courses have been taken aback by what they have seen.” The fourteenth on the Garden layout is a 132-yard par three that plays over water to a three-tiered green flanked by two sprawling bunkers The Ocean’s longest hole is the fifteenth, which can play to a length of 660 yards Photos: PGA NovaWorld/Air Swing 2022