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Espiche Golf Course Tips

Hole 1 (Par 5)
444 415 383
The opening hole is a straightforward par 5. The landing area for the tee drive is more ample on the left side of the fairway. A strong hitter may reach the green with their second stroke but beware of the two defending bunkers, right and left of the green.

Hole 2 (Par 4)
314 300 287
The second hole from the tee requires the drive to be to the left side of the fairway to avoid the water hazard. However, a bunker is strategically placed to catch the long hitter. Once again the green is guarded by left and right bunkers so the player may need one more club with the second shot.

Hole 3 (Par 4)
401 387 372
If the wind is blowing from the south play long from the tee. By keeping the drive to the right of the fairway players will avoid the water running up the left side. Too far right will place the ball in Out of Bounds. The approach shot to the green should be again to the right side and preferably not above the pin.

Hole 4 (Par 5)
451 393 382
This hole is a tempter for players to have a go for the green on the second shot. The tee drive should take into consideration the Out of Bounds running up the right side. Also, there is a hidden small pond to the left side of the landing area of the fairway. The green is well protected by three bunkers which are not always visible from a distance.

Hole 5 (Par 3)
184 159 144
A hole that requires careful club selection especially when the wind is blowing. There are three blind bunkers guarding the front of the green - so beware!

Hole 6 (Par 4)
350 334 309
The tee drive on the sixth hole should be straight so as to avoid on the left the water hazard. The approach shot also needs to consider the two tiered green. If the pin is on the higher level then a good careful stroke is required to finish close to the hole.

Hole 7 (Par 3)
149 131 118
A downhill tee shot needs careful club selection as the distance can be deceptive. A bad shot can easily end up in the water hazard to the front right of the green. As the left side of the green looks more inviting but be aware of the largish bunker also placed on the edge of the green.

Hole 8 (Par 4)
318 296 275
The eighth hole has no water to be contended with. It is a true dogleg to the left but beware of the strategically placed bunkers to catch the straight drive up the fairway from the tee. The green is designed in the shape of a figure eight on its side and is also split level. At the narrowest part of the green there is a bunked at its back edge designed to catch any approach shots that are aimed at its centre.

Hole 9 (Par 4)
356 326 292
A hole that provides a generous landing area for the tee drive. The approach shot to the green needs to take into consideration the four bunkers that demands that the player safely lands in the centre of the green.

Hole 10 (Par 5)
485 449 426
This hole may be considered as possibly the trickiest par 5 hole on the course. The fairway is not generous and the boomerang shaped green is well guarded by three bunkers. Only careful play will provide the players fourth shot to be putting on the green.

Hole 11 (Par 4)
338 305 278
The drive from the tee should be to down the right of the fairway or otherwise the ball may end up in the pond next to the big olive tree. Careful club selection is needed on the approach shot as the green is two tiered and guarded left and right in the middle by bunkers.

Hole 12 (Par 3)
144 134 124
At first sight the hole may not indicate the hidden slope on the right side which will can run the ball onto the green. Using the correct iron will land the ball in the centre of the green and will avoid the inviting well placed bunker defending this centre area.

Hole 13 (Par 4)
336 314 278
The tee drive up this tight uphill fairway should be to the right side as the slope will feed the ball back into the centre. A shot to the left side will roll into untold problems. If the drive is not very long then the next shot will be blind and can play longer than at first thought. There is a long bunker defending the green starting on the front right and curving back along the greens edge.

Hole 14 (Par 4)
338 328 283
A tee drive will be aided by the downhill slope and should be to the left side of the fairway but at the same time avoiding the line of bunkers to catch shots too far left. The green which is slightly shallow is well guarded by a front left bunker.

Hole 15 (Par 3)
151 129 111
This attractive short hole requires a shot from the tee that takes into consideration the flag position and that it is a two tiered green. Also there are the two bunkers that guard the left side of the green.

Hole 16 (Par 4)
332 326 297
On this hole the recommendable drive will be to reach the top of the ridge and to go no further. From the ridge the player will then see the possible problems that could be encountered by too long a drive. The approach shot is to a wide but shallow green and again it is two tiered. Added to these factors there are two strategically placed defending bunkers.

Hole 17 (Par 5)
430 404 390
It is highly recommended that the tee drive keeps the ball in play by avoiding the three bunkers lying across the fairway. For the second shot it may be more practical to attempt to play short so as to leave a comfortable approach to a tricky green with much depending on the flag position. The green is defended front centre by one bunker and again its surface is two tiered.

Hole 18 (Par 4)
341 323 277
An interesting finishing hole to tempt many a golfer. A drive over the ridge will more than likely slide the shot into the bush, the lake, or the bunker. However, a more tame approach to the left side of the fairway will leave a good approach shot to a generous green with a bunker on the front right side.

Espiche Golf Course Layout

Espiche Golf Course layout
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