Discover Golf : September 2015
20 discovergolf.com.au Personally, the 4th hole is one of the most stunning par threes I’ve seen anywhere. The highest point on the northern end of the course, this demanding hole is framed by expansive views of the Whitsunday Channel and a panorama of the course itself. At 175 metres off the back, you must fire a tee shot through a prevailing crosswind to a green guarded by a deep ravine short and left. Choose your club carefully. Another hole expressing plenty of beauty of a different nature, is the 2nd. This 379-metre par four is encompassed by dense natural vegetation, and is a showcase of what to expect once you stray off the fairway during a round. Remember, there’s more room off the tee than it appears. Take an extra club on your approach to the green as it sits slightly higher than the tee box—the distance is a little deceiving. Amazingly, with the immense water in view on most holes, the only time you actually have to navigate an aquatic hazard is on your approach to the 9th green. This 379-metre par four is rated the second hardest on the stroke index. This dogleg-right is a fine way to round off a challenging, scenic and naturally beautiful front nine. The terrain on the Dent Island course is ever-changing. One moment you’re ascending steep rises to plateau fairways or tee boxes, and the next you’re perched on top of the world gazing down upon a fairway or green. All the way around you’re left wondering what lies next—surely it couldn’t get better? But is does.