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O'Connor Jnr. Course

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O'Connor Jnr. Course

O'Connor Jnr. Course

Designed by Christy O'Connor Jnr., this course complements the neighbouring Faldo Course and also takes full advantage of being situated in a fertile valley. Its various water features, both lakes and watercourses that are spread throughout the entire course, demand accuracy and test from all golfers, and the rich topsoil has been skillfully landscaped and planted with mature palm trees, affording a lush, ornamental setting like an extensive oasis.

This course has tees that are generally connected to the fairways, but its greater overall distance, the water hazards and big greens provide its challenge. Golfers must also be prepared to read the subtly contoured putting surfaces that are strong features.

18 holes

72 Championship course

6598m

Designed by Christy O’Connor Jnr.

O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 1
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 2
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 3
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 4
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 5
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 6
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 7
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 8
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 9
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 10
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 11
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 12
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 13
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 14
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 15
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 16
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 17
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 18
1
Stroke Index 11 / Par 5

A PAR 5 is kind of a nice hole to start with for amateur golfers. It is tricky enough, I suppose. There is a large lake to the right and Nick’s golf course on the left will be out of bounds because it has a different terrain. Although a generous fairway you will play down short of the river, and over the river for the second shot. It is not a tough opening PAR 5, which the first hole shouldn’t be.

Tee Metres
546
513
497
476
470
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 1
2
Stroke Index 7 / Par 4

The second is a very good PAR 4, driving over the water from the back tee at 190m, but shorter for the handicap player, to a lovely green set inside a double set of lakes. So, accuracy is required for the second shot. It is a hole where an amateur golfer should use their shot, and not be afraid to lay up, play for five and it will work out well.

Tee Metres
365
323
301
267
234
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 2
3
Stroke Index 15 / Par 3

This is a very nice PAR 3 which comes early in the round. The main lake, which was right of the first, will now be right of the third. This is a really good hole off the back tee, very presentable off the front tee and very PAR–able.

Tee Metres
162
148
139
124
113
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 3
4
Stroke Index 3 / Par 4

ou have a huge orange grove to your left, a pretty good, wide driving area, where people need not be afraid to hit their drive and not be laying up with irons if possible. It is a decent landing area but the second shot is somewhat troublesome. It crosses the river onto to a plateau green and here it is important to club up. Don’t be short on this hole with your second shot.

Tee Metres
410
373
358
341
325
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 4
5
Stroke Index 17 / Par 5

This is the second PAR 5 and has orange groves left and right. The green is set some 15–20m above the second shot playing area.

Tee Metres
487
473
456
448
418
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 5
6
Stroke Index 9 / Par 3

The second of the PAR 3’s, the 6th is a very nice hole and plays downhill. It has some water to the right but not encroaching on the green too much. Although it has quite high yardage from the back tee, playing downhill will make the club a lot shorter. If you miss this green miss it to the left side, but a PAR here is certainly worth having.

Tee Metres
195
165
151
142
126
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 6
7
Stroke Index 5 / Par 4

This is the beginning of what you may call the Amen Corner. A lake runs from the 9th, through the 8th and into the 7th, so there is a kind of a chain reaction and the 7th is the first of it. It is important to play up the left off the tee, and leave yourself a shot in without having to cross the water. Those who drive up the right hand side will have to take out some loft to the green.

Tee Metres
377
361
346
318
296
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 7
8
Stroke Index 1 / Par 4

There is a slight dogleg left to right and the lake is much more in play for the drive than on the 7th. The second shot gives you a bit more space and it will be a generous green.

Tee Metres
402
371
330
291
270
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 8
9
Stroke Index 13 / Par 4

This is a key hole, the last hole on the way out, the last point of the course. The lake will run not only to the right off the tee, but also to the left off the second shot. It is almost a two-part golf hole. Drive over the water off the tee, avoiding the water on the right, and hit your second shot to a well guarded green with water on the left. If you are scared, bail out to the right.

Tee Metres
418
397
381
373
366
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 9
10
Stroke Index 6 / Par 4

This is one of biggest-mounded holes. The 10th is a severe dogleg left to right which you will drive, guide it I would say, though very large mounding, pot bunker to the left and right. It diverts to the left but to get to the corner it won’t be difficult. You can run out to 300 so you don’t have to be a shot maker to get round. You hit your drive to your own length and set yourself up for a nice PAR 4.

Tee Metres
404
390
376
363
331
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 10
11
Stroke Index 14 / Par 5

The first PAR 5 on the back nine is a really nice hole, no water, but has large mounding, as it cuts through a hill. It is almost a treble dogleg and drives slightly to the right, second shot to the left, and back again to the right with the third shot. Here strategy is very important. Be on the right side off the tee, then being a little left with your second shot opens up the green thoroughly, giving you a great chance at a PAR 5.

Tee Metres
511
500
472
441
402
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 11
12
Stroke Index 8 / Par 8

This is a really nice PAR 4, about 393m. This hole is guarded by the same lake that runs along the 7th hole, sitting on the lake with the water this time on the right. Short won’t put you in trouble; long will definitely give you some hardship.

Tee Metres
393
353
335
319
305
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 12
13
Stroke Index 18 / Par 3

This is the shortest PAR 3 and has its own piece of ground with no other hole straddling it or side–by–side.

Tee Metres
155
147
132
130
116
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 13
14
Stroke Index 2 / Par 4

This is the narrowest part of the land, a really nice PAR 4 with the water to the front and right. You can drive not too far from the green. There is a large lake to the right hand side and the front of the green. The second shot has to be very precise, onto a green, which will be a generous one, over a lake and a favorable run around to the left hand side of the lake and into the green. If one wants to bail out, pivots left and chip on. Don’t be afraid to drop a shot here.

Tee Metres
430
381
344
336
309
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 14
15
Stroke Index 4 / Par 4

Here is a really nice PAR 4, where the river has been moved slightly to accommodate the hole, to the right. It is a real driver’s golf hole, now that the fairway is broken by the river crossing back into its original run. You have to hit over that to another section of the fairway and onto the green.

Tee Metres
404
386
360
352
317
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 15
16
Stroke Index 12 / Par 5

This is a great PAR 5 coming in. This hole is 500m long, there is a lateral water hazard along both sides of fairway but a generous landing area will help you keep the ball in play. You really want to be on your 2nd shot between the left inside bunker and the palm tree on the fairway. This is the ideal position to attack the flag that can be tricky especially if it’s behind the bunker short right.

Tee Metres
503
473
494
460
429
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 16
17
Stroke Index 18 / Par 3

The last PAR 3 is really nice and about 170m. Again, the water off the 16th comes slightly into play off the right hand side of the green. Bail out left here, and I think a three will be very possible on this hole.

Tee Metres
172
151
150
139
114
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 17
18
Stroke Index 3 / Par 4

The main river that straddles the whole land, runs all the way along the right hand side. But on the left hand side for the first time are the hills, and that will guard the fairway. There is beautiful cover and vegetation and an acute dogleg right to left up the hill. This is a really nice finishing hole, not too hard a climb as there has been none throughout the whole golf course. A drive and a four or five iron for the average hitter but once you get up here and look down on the golf course you will feel you have been blessed.

Tee Metres
374
356
338
320
301
O'Connor Jnr. Course - Hole 18
Hole 1
1/9
Hole 1
Hole 3
2/9
Hole 3
Hole 5
3/9
Hole 5
Hole 7
4/9
Hole 7
Hole 8
5/9
Hole 8
Hole 9
6/9
Hole 9
Hole 17
7/9
Hole 17
Hole 18
8/9
Hole 18
Christy O'Connor Jnr.'s Statue
9/9
Christy O'Connor Jnr.'s Statue

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  1. Every player must have his or her own bag of clubs.
  2. Single players are allowed on the golf courses during less busy periods, subject to starter's decision.
  3. Club bags and trolleys are not allowed on the greens.
  4. Buggies are not allowed on the tees, greens and avant-greens.
  5. Only two players and two club bags are allowed per buggy.
  6. Dogs are not allowed in the Clubhouse or on the grounds of the golf course.
  7. Softspikes are mandatory at all courses.
  8. Children under 12 are only allowed on the golf course when specifically authorized and after Terms & Conditions have been read, agreed and signed.
  9. Practice is only allowed within the practice areas.
  10. Putting areas cannot be used for pitching.
  11. Handicap Certificate required. Recommended handicaps: 28 for Men and 36 for Ladies.
  1. Bathing attire, jeans, T-shirts, sleeveless tops and training shoes are not allowed in the Clubhouse, on the practice areas and the golf course itself. Shirts must be worn at all times.
  2. Dress code must include trousers or tailor shorts, polo shirts and golf shoes and socks.
  3. Single players should give way to groups.
  4. Any group with a free hole ahead should give way to the next group.
  5. The players looking for a lost ball should give way to the next group if the ball is not found quickly.
  6. During busy periods, the players should mark the ball on greens par 3 so that the next group can tee off.
  7. When finished on a hole the players should leave the green immediately.
  8. In the interest of all, the game should go on without delay. So please:
    • Prepare your ball, tee and tee club in advance.
    • Do not leave your trolley too far from the green or in the wrong direction for the following tee.
    • Do not mark your scorecard on the green.
    • Do not make more strokes than necessary to score when playing Stableford.
  9. Before leaving a bunker please make sure you leave it as smooth as you found it.
  10. Please repair the divots on the fairways.
  11. Please repair the pitch and spikes marks on the greens.
  12. Greens and fairways should not be damaged by clubs tests.
  13. Please follow the instructions for buggies usage.
  14. Buggies and trolleys are not allowed on greens and surrounding areas.

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