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Oceanico Laguna

Hole By Hole

Hole By Hole - First Hole
First Hole
Stroke Index 16 / PAR 5
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 480
Amateur 460
Senior/Junior 443
Ladies 403

Pro Tip

This opening PAR 5 at 470 metres off the white tee may require a drive with draw to avoid a single fairway bunker to the right. A lay-up second shot may be advisable as five bunkers starting 85 metres from the green can trap off-line shots. More sand awaits errant approaches at each corner of the large, split level green.

Hole By Hole - Second Hole
Second Hole
Stroke Index 12 / PAR 3
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 133
Amateur 121
Senior/Junior 115
Ladies 103

Pro Tip

A short slightly downhill PAR 3 follows, but take enough club to carry over the huge bunker guarding the left front of the putting surface. Two further greenside bunkers are located to the right and back.

Hole By Hole - Third Hole
Third Hole
Stroke Index 4 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 357
Amateur 342
Senior/Junior 336
Ladies 323

Pro Tip

Now we come to a sequence of three complicated holes due mainly to water hazards. This medium PAR 4 accompanies a lake on the right starting about 160 metres short of the green and the fairway slopes down towards the water. A bunker left can hamper those favouring that side from the tee. The fairway funnels towards the slightly elevated green flanked by a bunker and the lake. 

Hole By Hole - Fourth Hole
Fourth Hole
Stroke Index 6 / PAR 3
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 196
Amateur 150
Senior/Junior 140
Ladies 135

Pro Tip

At 196 metres off the white tee (but only 150 from the yellow) this PAR 3 is a test of nerves as another lake looms closely on the right. The narrow entrance at the left of the upward sloping green is guarded by two bunkers so a high trajectory tee-shot is normally needed.

Hole By Hole - Fifth Hole
Fifth Hole
Stroke Index 8 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 315
Amateur 298
Senior/Junior 289
Ladies 220

Pro Tip

This is an unusual 315 metres dogleg right PAR 4 and a memorable hole where both the tee-shot and approach demand almost pinpoint accuracy. A long iron or short fairway wood shot over the lake is recommended in order to land short of three fairway bunkers. This leaves an approach over the edge of the same lake that encroaches into the fairway. There are twin bunkers left and back of the green that rises up to the back.

Hole By Hole - Sixth Hole
Sixth Hole
Stroke Index 18 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 300
Amateur 280
Senior/Junior 273
Ladies 221

Pro Tip

Another short PAR 4, and potential birdie hole provided the tee-shot stays clear of two bunkers to the left and the short wedge to the green is on target. Two sand traps guard the rear of the narrow green.

Hole By Hole - Seventh Hole
Seventh Hole
Stroke Index 10 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 321
Amateur 303
Senior/Junior 293
Ladies 235

Pro Tip

A fairway wood played right of centre should steer away from the cross bunkers on this 321metres hole. This will set up the required approach with a lofted club to clear the bunker defending the front of the raised green which narrows as it rises toward the back where bunkers lie ominously on either side. 

Hole By Hole - Eighth Hole
Eighth Hole
Stroke Index 14 / PAR 5
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 474
Amateur 456
Senior/Junior 446
Ladies 374

Pro Tip

Gradual dogleg left PAR 5 where the drive must negotiate three bunkers at the top of a gentle slope. The fairway then turns downwards, exposing the job in hand: staying out of three more bunkers from about 50-90 metres short of the elevated saucer-shaped green which is almost encircled by four more traps.

Hole By Hole - Ninth Hole
Ninth Hole
Stroke Index 2 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 378
Amateur 364
Senior/Junior 358
Ladies 320

Pro Tip

With out-of-bounds and a bunker left together with water to the right, a well positioned drive on this PAR 4 is a must. An ancient scoop-wheel well has been retained as a mid-fairway hazard 68 metres short of the green but the lake extends threateningly up to a few metres from the right hand front of the putting surface. A limited bale-out area exists to the left but take care again to stay in bounds.

Hole By Hole - Tenth Hole
Tenth Hole
Stroke Index 17 / PAR 5
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 484
Amateur 464
Senior/Junior 454
Ladies 419

Pro Tip

The hole stretches away from the high tees to the plain below, and appears to encourage two long draws to attack the green which is bunkered all along the left approach. The wind helps the draw on the tee shot to set up the best angle into the green. But drawing of the approach shot must not be overdone for the green, 45 metres long, is narrow and slopes down to the left. When any cross breeze is blowing a controlled fade is a better option to hold the second shot up on the green.

Hole By Hole - Eleventh Hole
Eleventh Hole
Stroke Index 7 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 372
Amateur 356
Senior/Junior 346
Ladies 304

Pro Tip

This 372 metres PAR 4 has a large fairway bunker on the right, shared with the 16th hole, that includes two grassy islands, and another small bunker left to restrict the landing area. Although reachable in two, the second shot requires plenty carry to clear a centrally placed bunker close to the green. There is more sand at each side of the back of the green.

Hole By Hole - Twelfth Hole
Twelfth Hole
Stroke Index 5 / PAR 3
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 181
Amateur 148
Senior/Junior 138
Ladies 124

Pro Tip

The stroke index of 5 is indicative of the difficulty of this PAR-3, 181 metres from the back tee. Most of the distance to the upward sloping green is over a lake, and a pair of bunkers left and right await wayward shots. 

Hole By Hole - Thirteenth Hole
Thirteenth Hole
Stroke Index 1 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 405
Amateur 389
Senior/Junior 379
Ladies 320

Pro Tip

Rated stroke index 1, this is the longest PAR 4 at 405 metres. An out-of-bounds fence and single bunker on the left are the only hazards from the tee but the long second to the raised green really needs to be drawn round a large bunker fronting the green as the carry for average players is well-nigh impossible without a good following wind. The lake on the right near the green rarely comes into play.

Hole By Hole - Fourteenth Hole
Fourteenth Hole
Stroke Index 3 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 334
Amateur 319
Senior/Junior 308
Ladies 272

Pro Tip

A conservative tee-shot is normally the key on this short PAR 4 which bends round to the right alongside a lake. There are however a couple of bunkers to dodge on the left, within short iron distance of the green. Once you are in a suitable position, the approach only needs to clear the edge of the lake and of course keep out of the three greenside bunkers.

Hole By Hole - Fifteenth Hole
Fifteenth Hole
Stroke Index 13 / PAR 5
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 507
Amateur 491
Senior/Junior 481
Ladies 443

Pro Tip

To score well on this unconventional PAR 5 the drive must be long enough and away from two right hand side bunkers to enable you to clear the water on the second shot. The lake starts on the left but later narrows and crosses to the right under a bridge about 170 metres from the green and then accompanies the right hand side very close to the putting surface. The second should be placed left for the ideal approach shot. 

Hole By Hole - Sixteenth Hole
Sixteenth Hole
Stroke Index 15 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 354
Amateur 334
Senior/Junior 324
Ladies 282

Pro Tip

Although there are bunkers to attract errant tee-shots right and left on this 354 metres PAR 4, they are off the wide fairway. The best angle in is from the right as this opens up the long green guarded by two bunkers left and right.

Hole By Hole - Seventeenth Hole
Seventeenth Hole
Stroke Index 11 / PAR 3
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 153
Amateur 140
Senior/Junior 130
Ladies 107

Pro Tip

A somewhat daunting PAR 3 with the severely sloping green nestled between a lake on the left and a bunker opposite. Although only 153 metres off the white tee, many golfers play short and right, hoping for a good chip and putt to score PAR.

Hole By Hole - Eighteenth Hole
Eighteenth Hole
Stroke Index 9 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 377
Amateur 360
Senior/Junior 352
Ladies 295

Pro Tip

A straightforward PAR 4 finishing hole although a few trees on the right can obstruct an off-line tee-shot. Without too much of a head wind you can risk going for the green in two although four bunkers around it leave only a small entrance at the right hand side. 

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