Now, you are approaching ‘Heart Attack Corner.’ The drive is innocent enough--just a well placed tee shot with an iron is all that is required--but then the hole begins. Depending on where your drive comes to rest, you could have the difference of 90 or 130 steps left to the long, but very thin raised up green. The dilemma is judging exactly the strength of your pitch into the green as it must be played to ‘pin point’ accuracy; otherwise, you will be in the bunker, which encircles the whole expanse of the shortly mown grass. Yet, this short grass area is one of the fastest on the ‘Valley’ course.
How could a 295 yard Par-4 be so stingy? This sharp dog-leg-right short Par-4 is surrounded by a eucaliptus forest-so tall that you cannot cut the dog-leg. But the main challenge lies in the 2-meter-lift-up island green encircled by a colossal bunker. Due to the undulation of the green surface, this gargantuan green requires pin-point accuracy of the approach shot to hold it. Anything less than a perfection will leave you in misery.
|Valley Course : Hole Descriptions by Brett Brasier and Piyachai Kasemsant|