A short par 4, playing 320 metres (290 from the Members tee and 266 from the Ladies tee), runs slightly downhill with a dogleg to the left. Bunkers left and right just beyond the TP will catch anything but the straight drive. A fairway bunker some 25 metres short of the green and a series of swales guard the LHS of the fairway and a greenside bunker short and just right of centre defends the green. Unless played with a draw, longer hitters will have to lay up as the fairway runs out on the right at the landscaped bank of the irrigation dam.
A gentle ridge extends from the dam wall across the centre of the green, which has a greenside bunker front right and a deep swale back right. Conservative play is the best option, laying up short of the fairway bunkers leaving a full shot into the green, making sure you get your second shot close to the hole, as the green has many undulations. This hole is a favourite among the Members.
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