The West Course at Son Antem is situated on completely on flat land and it is a very walkable course where the main challenge comes from the wind when it is blowing. Water features do not make up a large part of this course and are only really in play on the 9th and 18th.
The Signature hole on the front 9 would have to be the 7th which is a Par 5 dogleg right. It sums up Son Antem West as the fairway is quite narrow and the trees are very unforgiving. At 450m it does not play very long so at least you are approaching the green from a distance.
The Par 4 18th is Stroke Index 1 and a visually stunning hole. It rather bucks the trend of the previous 17 holes as it has water all the way down the left and trees on the right. It plays quite long at 370m and the green is well protected. A challenging finish to a challenging course.
1st – Par 4. 338m, slight turn left.
A nice way to start a fair and gentle course. To the right there is
plenty of room and no trees whilst to left there is a road and innocent
villa inhabitants. Ease into the round here and keep it simple.
3rd – Par 5, 449m, fairway narrows towards the green.
A reasonable length for a Par 5 and with no hazards in sight it is long
but playable. The green is surprisingly small but unprotected so whilst
aggressive players could try for the green in two if you play this hole
in regulation you should still get rewarded.
4th – Par 4, 361m, the fairway bunker is in play with an awkward green.
The Stroke Index of 4 is earnt on this hole by the fairway narrowing
exactly in the range of a decent strike from the tee with a fairway
bunker in play on the left. An awkward green elevated by a few metres
means that a pitch and run is out of the question and some precision is
5th – Par 4, 351m, dogleg left.
The Tiger Line would be to go straight over the outer tree on the left
of the fairway as it is carryable and takes distance off the hole.
Bunkers to the front right of the green mean that staying left and
approaching from the left is the way to play this one.
6th – Par 4, 270m, short hole with unprotected green.
A straightforward hole which should be played as such. Less club off the
tee will provide accuracy without leaving a long approach shot to the
green. The rare OB at the back of the green suggests caution is well
9th – Par 4, 1340m, water on the left of the green.
Again less club off the tee aimed at the bush in the fairway will set up
an approach that takes the water out of play. Bail out room to the
right of the green is a safe bet to secure points on this Stroke Index 2
13th – Par 5, 444m, room out right on the fairway.
The fairway opens up on the right on the length of a good drive. The
risk is that being on the right will steer you towards the trees on the
right by the green. Traversing the fairway from the right off the tee
and then approaching from the left is the strategic route on this hole.
15th – Par 4, 364m, dogleg left.
As long as you don’t put it in the trees off the tee you are well set
for this hole. It plays longer if you go right off the tee, but you have
a better line in. From the left of the fairway it is hard to get in
trouble if you stay left as there is plenty of room.
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