Hole-by-hole Description

Hole 1/10 – Wide Open – Hole 1 Par 4 Stroke 17 226m

 Hole 10 Par 4 Stroke 18 217m

The 1st/10th hole at SBGC is a slight “dogleg”, there are no obstacles to move around but the fairway is shaped left to right leading up to the green.  There is a Milkwood bush to the left of the green and needs to be avoided on your approach shot to the green.  The green has a huge slope in the middle which can be used to bring the ball back onto the bottom plateau or can be used as a stop to get the ball onto the top plateau.  The green I shaped like the fairway and is drivable off the tee.

Hole 2/11 – Zebra Lane – Hole 2 Par 3 Stroke 13 118m

 Hole 11 Par 3 Stroke 14 111m

The 2nd/11th hole is a short par 3 with a water hazard on the left of the green.  The tee boxes are raised making a tee shot into the prevailing wind much harder to find the green.  The fairway shapes left to right leading up to the 45 degree angled green.  The green slopes right to left away from the hazard and has a bowl in the middle making for an incredibly difficult pin position to hole a putt from any point on the green – The hole is named Zebra Lane as our Zebra are often found lazing around in the sun on the hole.

Hole 3/12 – Ball Catcher – Hole 3 Par 4 Stroke 5 300m

 Hole 12 Par 4 Stroke 6 279m

The 3rd/12th hole is aptly named the “Ball Catcher”.  The fairway slopes right to left with out of bounds all the way down the right and a big tree that catches balls in the middle of the fairway – this is a bail out to the left of the fairway but you can find some thick rough which would force a lay up to this par 4 hole.  The green runs perpendicular to the fairway and is guarded by a water hazard in the front and a milk wood bush at the back.  The green is a narrow landing and runs from right to left  which makes every put rather quick towards the hole.  A birdie is a great score on this hole.

Hole 4/13 – The Pasture – Hole 4 Par 3 Stroke 11 153m

 Hole 13 Par 3 Stroke 12 152m

The 4th/13th hole is played from a very raised tee box – Named the “Pasture” as you have stunning views of the local horse pastures in the back round.  This hole is a straight forward par 3 with out of bounds down the left.  The green is a small target and slopes front to back so a tee shot will have to pitched short to stop this ball on the green. The green does not have a back stop so balls pitched on the green will leave a tricky pitch back up onto the putting surface.

Hole 5/14 – Tunnel Vision – Hole 5 Par 4 Stroke 1 370m

 Hole 14 Par 4 Stroke 2 370m

A lengthy Par 4 into the prevailing south westerly wind.  The tee shot is a tricky one with out of bounds all the way down the left and a small bail out area to the right.  Bailing out makes your next shot into the green tough as you have to clear thick bush between you and the hole.  Finding the middle of the fairway doesn’t necessarily make your approach to the green an easy shot.   The green slopes front to back and is guarded by out of bounds to the left and thick brush to the right.  The green is flat and is often an easy putt.

Hole 6/15 – Wind Tunnel – Hole 6 Par 5 Stroke 3 410m

 Hole 15 Par 5 Stroke 4 410m

A dogleg uphill par 5 – the hole gets its name from the wind tunnel effect when you are standing on the tee box.  The fairway cannot be seen from the tee box and golfers must tee off through two milkwood bushes, there is a big tree in the fairway that indicates the middle of the fairway.  The hole is guided almost the whole way down the left by thick brush and anything right sees a golfer land on the 5th/14th fairway.  The green is on top of a hill and is a narrow target, 20 m over the green is out of bounds and each side of the green is guarded by thick rough.  The green is somewhat flat and slopes front to back which can leave a lengthy putt if the pin is on the back of the green.

Hole 7/16 – Milkwood Avenue – Hole 7 Par 3 Stroke 7 166m

 Hole 16 Par 3 Stroke 8 170m

This par 3 is played straight up hill and normally into the prevailing wind.  The hole is wide open to start and then narrows as you get to the green and then opens again around the green. The narrow part of the hole has bush to the left and an overhanging Milkwood to the right.  The Milkwood on the right catches any shot and recovery to make a par is highly unlikely.  The green is narrow and slopes severely from right to left.  A ball needs to land on the left side of the green if you have any chance of stopping the ball on the green.

Hole 8/17 – Postage Stamp – Hole 8 Par 3 Stroke 9 172m

 Hole 17 Par 3 Stroke 10 150m

Straight downhill to the green often played into a prevailing wind.  The hole may look straight forward but will punish any miss hit or slightly off line tee shot.  The green is a small landing area and is raised – a ball that misses the green on either side often bounces away from the green and makes for an interesting uphill pitch shot.  The green has a back stop but if you fire to far over the putting surface you are left with an impossible shot back to the green.  A miss hit tee shot often ends in bogey on this hole.

Hole 9/18 – Runway – Hole 9 Par 4 Stroke 15 256m

Hole 18 Par 4 Stroke 16 252m

This par 4 is often played down wind and resembles an airport runway with a large fairway, only a badly hit tee shot will miss this fairway.  The entry into the green is a slight dogleg to the right and the green runs at a 45 degree angle to the fairway.  The green is sloped back to front so a shot hit in holds nicely.  The green has a lot of turn and will take a good putt to hole out for birdie.  A straight forward hole