Discover Golf : May 2015
19 discovergolf.com.au will mean Ocean Dunes will yield different experiences every time it is played. A range of options is provided from the tee that could leave an easy or difficult approach to the green. On occasions, players will encounter a blind shot into the green, typical of links golf. Everywhere there are strategically placed avenues to the hole rewarding players taking those lines. For even more variety and character, there is a creek or ‘Scottish burn’ running along the 16th and meandering in front of the green. The Southern Ocean is the backdrop to this hole. Six holes are played along the edge of the craggy coastline including the first four holes, which will provide a memorable impression for visitors. Ocean Dunes kicks off with a 525-metre par-5 and is followed by a short 279-metre, par-4. At this point players approach back-to-back signature holes. The third hole is a stunning long par-4, which when played into the wind will be tough to reach. The fourth hole is a 131-metre, par-3 and promises to be one of the most photographed holes in the country. It is one of two holes played across the sea. The 203-metre, par-3, tenth hole is the other. Inland there are valleys between bold dramatic dunes framing holes that required little or no alteration for golf. Ocean Dunes is already creating a buzz around the traps. When it officially opens, expect a swarm of golfers to track down this pure links course. Image Credit: Ocean Dunes, Hole 3.