The course begins while a challenging drive to a heaving fairway that tilts from left to right. A rather long dune runs parallel to the line of play for the first few holes, setting up a similarly vexing tee shot on #2.
|The landing area for the #2 fairway, not much room for error|
Once you get past the first par 3 and step onto the 5th tee box, you start to get a sense for the size of the dunes you are about to navigate. I should say mountains of sand, because these are some of the biggest sand dunes I have ever seen. At the mid point in the round, golfers climb to the very highest point and play along a high seaside plateau. I can only guess how beautiful the view is.
|A narrow uphill approach to the 7th green saddled between two dunes|
|The jaw dropping and unforgettable "bathtub" green, |
the ocean is only a short pitching wedge from the next tee