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Oceanico Old Course

Hole By Hole

Hole By Hole - First Hole
First Hole
Stroke Index 17 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 310
Amateur 302
Senior/Junior 296
Ladies 282

Pro Tip

This short downhill par 4 presents the choice of a risk/reward long drive as the fairway narrows at the landing area. The safe route is a shorter tee–shot, avoiding encroaching pine trees on either side, leaving a full short iron approach threaded between the greenside bunkers, to a 25m putting surface that slopes down from the front.

Hole By Hole - Second Hole
Second Hole
Stroke Index 5 / PAR 5
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 435
Amateur 417
Senior/Junior 407
Ladies 375

Pro Tip

The first of five par 5 holes is up a gentle slope with a generous fairway. Off the tee, stay clear of the single fairway bunker on the left. On the second shot the flag appears to be closer than it is but a small plateau before the green, not visible from a distance, can fool you into incorrect club selection. Keep your approach below the flag on the upward sloping green to improve your birdie chances.

Hole By Hole - Third Hole
Third Hole
Stroke Index 9 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 324
Amateur 300
Senior/Junior 290
Ladies 252

Pro Tip

A well–placed drive away from the voluminous umbrella pine up on the left leaves the ideal route to the green on this short par 4. The main danger thereafter consists of two bunkers on either side of the entrance to the green.

Hole By Hole - Fourth Hole
Fourth Hole
Stroke Index 15 / PAR 3
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 163
Amateur 149
Senior/Junior 139
Ladies 113

Pro Tip

This medium length par 3 is the most scenic hole. Played over the only pond on the course, the direct route to the green includes an umbrella pine plus a frontal bunker. The sizeable green is also flanked by three other sand traps, but a confident strike should overcome these mainly psychological hazards.

Hole By Hole - Fifth Hole
Fifth Hole
Stroke Index 10 / PAR 5
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 485
Amateur 449
Senior/Junior 440
Ladies 400

Pro Tip

The drive starts off through a menacingly narrow avenue of tall pines. The ideal landing area is right of centre without flirting with the first fairway bunker on the right. This takes a sole pine on the left out of play for the long second shot on this par 5. A further pair of lofty pines act as sentinels close to the subtly contoured green.

Hole By Hole - Sixth Hole
Sixth Hole
Stroke Index 11 / PAR 3
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 212
Amateur 196
Senior/Junior 181
Ladies 164

Pro Tip

At 212m off the raised back (white) tee with its fine view towards the ocean this is the longest par 3, although being downhill takes off some of the effective distance. The secret is dodging the bunkers at the entrance to the green.

Hole By Hole - Seventh Hole
Seventh Hole
Stroke Index 7 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 393
Amateur 344
Senior/Junior 334
Ladies 312

Pro Tip

This long par 4 is a dogleg right to left up the hill, the player really should draw the ball off the tee to assure that it doesn’t run out of fairway and finish in the bunker or in the trees. The player can hardly see the putting surface on the 2nd shot, an extra club will not hurt you because it´s a very long green.

Hole By Hole - Eighth Hole
Eighth Hole
Stroke Index 1 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 419
Amateur 400
Senior/Junior 390
Ladies 354

Pro Tip

Stroke index 1 says it all. A long, gradual but not severely sloping uphill hole, it is close to maximum length for par 4’s. Aim left off the tee but away from the bunker since the fairway camber can deflect your tee-shot into the rough under the pines on the right. Two bunkers, one greenside, on the right guard the large sloping green. Usually you need three well executed strokes to set up a par here.

Hole By Hole - Ninth Hole
Ninth Hole
Stroke Index 13 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 265
Amateur 260
Senior/Junior 250
Ladies 245

Pro Tip

Unless you are a long straight hitter, tactical play off the tee on this short par 4 is required as the landing area close to the green is fraught with danger from trees, rough and bunkers. A mid’iron from the tee to the left side of the fairway will leave only a 9’iron or wedge approach to the sloping and generally fast amphitheatre green.

Hole By Hole - Tenth Hole
Tenth Hole
Stroke Index 18 / PAR 3
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 153
Amateur 148
Senior/Junior 138
Ladies 114

Pro Tip

The back 9 starts with a teaser of a par 3 measuring 153m from the white tee. The shot is all 'carry' over a depression to the green so make sure you take enough club to land on the green or thereabouts since anything short is played from a steep slope with rough.

Hole By Hole - Eleventh Hole
Eleventh Hole
Stroke Index 4 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 390
Amateur 371
Senior/Junior 357
Ladies 329

Pro Tip

A tricky par 4 dogleg, stroke index 4. Plan the downhill drive carefully, avoiding the left and aiming to play between the two fairway bunkers. The difficulties on the uphill approach are mainly on the right with the omnipresent pines, a steep slope as well as bunker to catch errant shots. Take care with the breaks when reading the green.

Hole By Hole - Twelfth Hole
Twelfth Hole
Stroke Index 6 / PAR 5
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 487
Amateur 482
Senior/Junior 472
Ladies 359

Pro Tip

This par 5 is an unusual dogleg right with the shorter section first. Long hitters can gain distance by cutting the corner over the pines close to the out of bounds fence. The second shot is straight up a gentle climb but demands precision due to the narrow pine tree lined fairway with a bunker on the right, 95m short of the green. Two other bunkers, one on each side, defend the entrance to the green. A good challenge.

Hole By Hole - Thirteenth Hole
Thirteenth Hole
Stroke Index 16 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 348
Amateur 342
Senior/Junior 332
Ladies 296

Pro Tip

This is a tricky par 4. A left to right dogleg and a fairway that runs from right to left into a small ditch along the fairway really demands extra attention. You really don´t need to be long off the tee; play for position and you will have a better shot in. The 2nd shot is slightly down hill into a small target, make sure you don´t hit it over the green, this will make some serious damage to you score card.

Hole By Hole - Fourteenth Hole
Fourteenth Hole
Stroke Index 8 / PAR 5
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 440
Amateur 426
Senior/Junior 405
Ladies 342

Pro Tip

A short par 5 and potential birdie opportunity. This requires a drive threaded between the bunkers on either side of the fairway, followed by an accurate uphill fairway wood ending up on or close to the large green protected by three bunkers. A more conservative strategy should ensure a relatively simple par on this hole.

Hole By Hole - Fifteenth Hole
Fifteenth Hole
Stroke Index 14 / PAR 3
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 150
Amateur 145
Senior/Junior 135
Ladies 106

Pro Tip

Similar to the 10th, this par 3 demands a medium to short iron over a depression direct from the tee to a wider green, albeit not so long from front to back. Bunkers right and left on the slope up to the green await any short offline shots.

Hole By Hole - Sixteenth Hole
Sixteenth Hole
Stroke Index 2 / PAR 5
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 514
Amateur 494
Senior/Junior 484
Ladies 428

Pro Tip

The longest par 5 at 514m off the white tee down to 428m for the ladies, and rated stroke index 2. The ideal drive to the narrow landing area is on the left hand side, avoiding both the bunker and large pine tree just off the fairway. This will set up a downhill second shot to the wide part of the fairway some 110m short of the green, leaving a full short iron to the target. The green has bunkering on both sides.

Hole By Hole - Seventeenth Hole
Seventeenth Hole
Stroke Index 12 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 353
Amateur 348
Senior/Junior 338
Ladies 312

Pro Tip

This is a fascinating dogleg left par 4. Slightly uphill from the tee one can see two bunkers at the top of the slope. Longer hitters can clear these and get some run beyond the crest of the rise. A bail out area is available to the right, leaving a longer approach shot. The contoured green is on an upward slope and the putting lines can be awkward to read.

Hole By Hole - Eighteenth Hole
Eighteenth Hole
Stroke Index 3 / PAR 4
Tee Metres
Pro -
Amateur 413
Amateur 340
Senior/Junior 330
Ladies 303

Pro Tip

The par 4 closing hole is straightforward except for those playing from the 'tiger' tee — 73m behind the yellow one. The fairway narrows between a left hand bunker and a pine on the right between 110m and 130m from the green so precision off the tee will be rewarded. An off-line weak approach will flirt with two bunkers at the entrance to the green.

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