Designed to exist in harmony with the natural desert landscape, Fire is a tough and needless to say, ery challenge for golfers of all abilities. Framed by a wide variety of captivating ora, carefully selected to re ect the overall theme and to enhance its natural setting, Fire is in complete harmony with its surroundings.
Hole Number 1
A relatively gentle opening hole, which if played sensibly can o er an early birdie opportunity, although out of bounds can come into play both left and right from the tee shot. a second shot played from the left offers a better angle into a green sloping hard from right to left.
Hole Number 2
A long downhill Par 3 generally playing down wind, over a large fairway bunker protecting the front of the green, ready to catch any miss hit tee shots. This hole is all carry and with a small right to left sloping green, par will be a great score.
Hole Number 3
Although this is a long Par 4, this hole will generally play slightly downwind. The downhill tee shot is played to a wide fairway sloping from right to left. Two fairway bunkers are ready to catch any errant tee shots. an uphill second shot is best played from left side to a long, narrow green protected by a large bunker short and one long and right.
Hole Number 4
A long dog leg right Par 4 up to an elevated green. Favour the left side o the tee, to o er the best angle into the long, narrow two tier putting surface, with a narrow entrance protected by a deep bunker on the left ready to gather any pulled or long second shots. The second shot will be played with a mid to long iron.
Hole Number 5
The longest hole on the course and there is no let up here following a tough opening stretch.A definite three shot hole, requiring a solid tee shot, avoiding the fairway bunker on the left. The second shot is played over a fairway bunker to a fairway sloping left to right. The approach shot is played to a shallow green well protected by a large, deep front bunker.
Hole Number 6
A visually stunning hole. however this hole is not to be taken lightly. Multiple bunkers on both sides protect a narrowing fairway the further the tee shot is played. The second shot is played to an elevated green, protected by bunkers short right and long. Take plenty club with the second shot to a relatively at green. Weak approaches will roll back 30 yards short of the green.
Hole Number 7
A dog leg right Par 5, with the tee shot protected by two fairway bunkers on the left hand side. Favour the right side from the tee to o er any hope of reaching in two. A sensible lay up shot to the left will bring the fairway bunkers on the right out of play and offer a straightforward approach shot to a raised green protected by a ridge running through the centre.
Hole Number 8
A well struck mid to short iron ideally played with a slight draw, from the right hand bunker to a large undulating green offering many flag positions. Any shots leaked to the left will gather down into the large lake surrounding the left side of the hole. Hitting the centre of the green will make all flag positions accessible.
Hole Number 9
A tough tee shot to a well protected fairway with bunkers on both sides. longer hitters can carry the bunker on the left offering the shortest approach to a raised two tier green well protected by bunkers short and right. The putting surface is difficult and two putts are not guaranteed.
Hole Number 10
A very long start to the back nine. The tenth hole is the longest Par 4 on the course requiring a long tee shot missing the fairway bunker on the right. A long second shot to a slightly elevated green protected by a bunker short right which eats into the green and another left for pulled second shots. Laying up left is a sensible play, leaving a straight forward pitch shot up to a relatively at green. If played sensibly, five is an achievable score.
Hole Number 11
A long difficult Par 3 playing slightly downhill to a long narrow green sloping from front to back. Balls will feed down to the back portion of the green due to the length of the tee shot. avoid the large bunker on the left and par will not be out of the question. a tee shot missed to the right will o er a fairly easy chip to most flag positions.
Hole Number 12
A good birdie opportunity for most players. The tee shot is played to a generous fairway, protected by a single bunker on the right. The ideal approach shot should be played from the left side of the fairway, over a deep green side bunker, which should be avoided at all costs. The green is relatively at and will reward aggressive approaches.
Hole Number 13
A long Par 5 playing downhill from the tee. The aggressive tee shot over a fairway bunker on the left hand side brings the out of bounds into play, but may reward longer hitters with the opportunity to attack the green in two. The safest play favours the right side off the tee, followed by a lay up to a large fairway, leaving a short iron approach to a slightly raised green, sloping from right to left. Birdie is not out of the question here.
Hole Number 14
A short Par 3 to a large green, protected by a lake on the right which eats into the green making back right pin positions difficult to access. The tee shot suits a fade, however a bunker lurks on the left to gather any pulled or over clubbed tee shots. Not as easy as it looks.
Hole Number 15
A tough Par 4 with the tee shot played over water ready to gather miss-hit drives from the championship tees. Two large fairway bunkers down the left makes playing an aggressive tee shot difficult. Favour hitting towards the right hand fairway bunker to leave a mid iron approach to a well protected, but at green.
Hole Number 16
An exciting Par 4 where longer hitters can be aggressive and try to drive the green. The sensible approach offers a tee shot to a landing area surrounded by bunkers. approach shots are played to a slightly raised green with run off areas on all sides. Distance control is crucial with the approach to offer the best chance of making birdie. Watch out for tricky flag positions.
Hole Number 17
The tee shot is played slightly uphill over a bunker in the middle of the fairway. another bunker on the right side is in play from all teeing grounds. Tee shots flirting with this bunker will offer a better angle into a green protected by a deep bunker short. Don’t be sucked into attacking left pin positions. Hitting the centre of this wide green is good.
Hole Number 18
A long finishing hole offering exceptional views of the Norman Clubhouse, with the tee shot played over a fairway bunker on the left onto a down slope, offering an extra 30 yards distance, which will allow the opportunity to reach the green in two. a sensible lay up favouring the right hand side will open up the green to offer a chance to attack the pin. avoid missing this green left at all costs, as a steep slope awaits.