• COURSE INFO

    COURSE INFO

COURSE INFO

With spectacular views of the Kaimai Ranges, the front nine of the course winds along some challenging water features before making its way towards the residential subdivision and then back to the Country Club.

The back nine heads out from the Country Club to the far end of the course where it’s slightly more open and has views of the harbour. Here you will face some challenging but rewarding holes before returning to the Country Club so you can replenish and refresh yourself in our café and bar.


 

COURSE IMPROVEMENTS

Fairview Golf Club undertook some major golf course improvements over a 12 month period from February 2017. This saw a new layout to Holes 1-5, drainage and irrigation works to the lower holes and planting throughout the course. These works were done in conjunction with 'The Drive' subdivision works. 

The above course map shows the new Fairview Golf Course layout. Plan is indicative only.


HOLE-BY-HOLE IMPROVEMENTS

Hole #1 – New tees were constructed slightly ahead of the existing tees which opened up the view of the first hole and allow a more favourable landing area. The bunkers on the right of the existing green will be removed and the surrounding area will be regraded to form the main part of the new fairway. A new green will be constructed near the current #2 tees, this green will be larger and more receptive to incoming shots.

Hole #2 – the previous Hole #2 was eliminated and the old third hole has become Hole #2 played from a new set of tees. The bunkers on the left side were eliminated and a new bunker constructed on the front right side of the green.

Hole #3 – The alignment of this hole is now slightly left of where the previous Hole #4 played. A large portion of the previous pond was filled in and converted to fairway. Essentially this is a completely new par 4 with a generous new fairway, no bunkers and a new green set in amongst a hillside with native planting.

Hole #4 – This is a completely new par 3 playing across water with generous bail-out areas to the left of the pond. The green is quite long and set up with a favourable approach allowing you to run the ball onto the green.

Hole #5 – Plays back to the previous Hole #5 green with a new set of tees and a new pond down the left side of the boundary. The alignment of the hole is slightly right of the previous hole making for a soft dogleg left. The right greenside bunker was eliminated opening up a new angle on the right.

Hole #10 – The orientation of the tees has been adjusted to aim further left and some trees were removed down the left side of the fairway. A fairway bunker has been placed down the right side and native plantings incorporated into the mounding behind the bunker.

Lower Holes

  • A series of mounding and wetland areas have been added in between Holes #12, 15 & 16. This has helped to visually separate these holes as well as adding an element of interest with native plantings. The wetlands have also helped improve the drainage of the lower holes.
  • The Hole #16 tee has been raised to create a starting platform, breaking up the tee and fairway.
  • Mounding and swales have been added behind the Hole #15 green.
  • We have also undertaken Stage 5 of our irrigation for the 16th green and 17th tees. 

COURSE SUMMARY

Men  Blue Par 71 5,786 metres Course Rating 69.8 Slope 119
  White Par 71 5,429 metres Course Rating 68.2 Slope 116
Women White Par 71 5,429 metres Course Rating 73.5 Slope 125
  Yellow Par 71 4,837 metres Course Rating 69.7 Slope 117

HOLE 1

Men  Blue Par 4 323 metres Stroke 4
  White Par 4 311 metres Stroke 4
Women White Par 4 311 metres Stroke 4
  Yellow Par 4 290 metres Stroke 5

The raised tee gives you a view of the upcoming five holes highlighting the challenging location of the water features ahead. Best played down the right side to allow the natural contour to bring your ball back to the centre for the best angle into this green. 

HOLE 2

Men  Blue Par 4 335 metres Stroke 16
  White Par 4 304 metres Stroke 16
Women White Par 4 304 metres Stroke 12
  Yellow Par 4 245 metres Stroke 13

Decision time, to lay up or attack beyond the water, with bunkers waiting. If laying up an inviting second shot to the green awaits, keep the ball to the centre or left of this two tier green.

HOLE 3

Men  Blue Par 4 354 metres Stroke 2
  White Par 4 339 metres Stroke 2
Women White Par 4 339 metres Stroke 2
  Yellow Par 4 315 metres Stroke 8

A generous fairway awaits but too far right leaves a long second shot in and too far left leaves a difficult angle to this narrow green. 

HOLE 4

Men  Blue Par 3 164 metres Stroke 6
  White Par 3 132 metres Stroke 8
Women White Par 3 132 metres Stroke 10
  Yellow Par 3 404 metres Stroke 17

How confident are you feeling? Water to the front and left short and to the right long. Aim to the left to run the ball into the green.

HOLE 5

Men  Blue Par 4 394 metres Stroke 14
  White Par 4 385 metres Stroke 14
Women White Par 4 385 metres Stroke 6
  Yellow Par 4 300 metres Stroke 3

A gentle dog leg left, a ball left of centre over the crest will gently roll back to the centre of the fairway. An inviting green in a natural amphitheatre gathers your ball in after clearing the bunkers to left and right of the entry line.

HOLE 6

Men  Blue Par 5 484 metres Stroke 10
  White Par 5 431 metres Stroke 6
Women White Par 5 431 metres Stroke 8
  Yellow Par 5 394 metres Stroke 9

An elevated tee invites a big hit to a spacious fairway. A narrow water hazard to the right for the second shot ensures the dog leg is played. A generous green awaits the final shot of this par 5 but out of bounds tracks down the right.

HOLE 7

Men  Blue Par 4 307 metres Stroke 18
  White Par 4 291 metres Stroke 18
Women White Par 4 291 metres Stroke 16
  Yellow Par 4 277 metres Stroke 11

Water borders the left of the fairway with a pond and out of bounds awaiting any slice to the right. Easily reached in two so relax and do not force the shots to the inviting large green which awaits.

HOLE 8

Men  Blue Par 4 309 metres Stroke 8
  White Par 4 297 metres Stroke 12
Women White Par 4 297 metres Stroke 14
  Yellow Par 4 271 metres Stroke 12

Course management to the fore, water to the left and out of bounds to the right. The fairway banks off to the right of the fairway to gather balls in. Another green helped with banks to the left and right but falls away to the rear.

HOLE 9

Men  Blue Par 3 126 metres Stroke 12
  White Par 3 116 metres Stroke 10
Women White Par 3 116 metres Stroke 18
  Yellow Par 3 106 metres Stroke 16

Plays uphill back to the clubhouse. Only a short par 3 but allow for the elevation and prevailing winds if blowing with a bank to the left, a bunker to the right of the green and out of bounds to the right.

HOLE 10

Men  Blue Par 4 307 metres Stroke 17
  White Par 4 292 metres Stroke 15
Women White Par 4 292 metres Stroke 17
  Yellow Par 4 223 metres Stroke 17

Stay centre to avoid the fairway bunker and plantings on the right. A generous flat green awaits.

HOLE 11

Men  Blue Par 3 151 metres Stroke 13
  White Par 3 148 metres Stroke 11
Women White Par 3 148 metres Stroke 14
  Yellow Par 3 141 metres Stroke 15

A short par 3 inviting you to attack the pin. The water and a large bunker to the left and houses to the right are the only distractions.

HOLE 12

Men Blue Par 5 477 metres Stroke 9
  White Par 5 435 metres Stroke 9
Women White Par 5 435 metres Stroke 3
  Yellow Par 5 431 metres Stroke 2

The start of the challenging long holes. From the elevated tee take in the layout of the next five holes so you can plan your route tee to green noting the water and contours. On the tee this par 5 rolls out before you, use the generous fairway to help you gain the advantage but beware the out of bounds to the left of the raised green, the deep bunker to the right and a hidden trap long left.

HOLE 13

Men  Blue Par 3 172 metres Stroke 11
  White Par 3 135 metres Stroke 15
Women White Par 3 135 metres Stroke 13
  Yellow Par 3 135 metres Stroke 15

A longish par 3 played over a river with bunkers to both sides of the green. Play it straight!

HOLE 14

Men  Blue Par 5 509 metres Stroke 1
  White Par 5 496 metres Stroke 1
Women White Par 5 496 metres Stroke 1
  Yellow Par 5 450 metres Stroke 1

This par 5 is often considered the signature hole of the course with breath taking views to the ranges and back to the harbour. From the tee the landing zone looks narrow with out of bounds to the left and water to the right. Do not force the shot, the fairway is wider than you think. Play this hole to your capabilities and putting out will be a pleasure.

HOLE 15

Men  Blue Par 4 372 metres Stroke 3
  White Par 4 372 metres Stroke 3
Women White Par 5 372 metres Stroke 7
  Yellow Par 4 300 metres Stroke 7

Another daunting hole from the tee but there is generous fairway ahead so play to the left of the fairway to take the river out of play. The swale across the fairway only catches out the longer hitters in the winter months so good course management will tame this long hole.

HOLE 16

Men  White Par 4 358 metres Stroke 5
  Blue Par 4 336 metres Stroke 7
Women White Par 4 336 metres Stroke 9
  Yellow Par 4 315 metres Stroke 6

The last of the long holes. Manage the swale running through the fairway and the green beckons. Two bunkers to the left and one to the right will require the attention of the long hitters so this two level green demands respect.

HOLE 17

Men  Blue Par 4 299 metres Stroke 15
  White Par 4 273 metres Stroke 13
Women White Par 4 273 metres Stroke 11
  Yellow Par 4 243 metres Stroke 10

An uphill blind par 4 requires an act of faith as you hug the bank to the left of the ridge. A good tee shot rewards all players. When you rise the crest you are greeted by a green tucked slightly to the left with a stream to the front requiring the attention of both the shorter and the longer hitter.

HOLE 18

Men  Blue Par 4 345 metres Stroke 7
  White Par 4 340 metres Stroke 5
Women White Par 4 340 metres Stroke 5
  Yellow Par 4 295 metres Stroke 4

The club house beckons but beware the water hazard down the right of the fairway and the pond long front. Respect this hole and it will reward you. The bunker short right of the green is balanced by the banking to the right and rear of the green. Go left and you’ll face a challenging final approach to a friendly putting surface.

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