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A HOLE-BY-HOLE GUIDE

The Baobab Course

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Hole 1
Par 4,419m
Drive off towards the breaking waves on the distant reef. This generous fairway and green will ease you into your round.
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Hole 2
Par 5,585m
Don't be fooled by this generous tee shot. The approach is guarded by bunkers and the plateau green has tricky run-offs into hollows and pot bunkers around the edges.
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Hole 3
Par 4,398m
Lay up into the broad landing area to take on the uphill approach to a green, moulded into the slope and fronted by a cavernous bunker.
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Hole 4
Par 3,165m
This pleasant par three is played to a plateau green, well protected by bunkers and subtle slopes. The green contours need a bit of reading
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Hole 5
Par 4,363m
A lovely natural avenue through the bush. A downhill second shot to a devilish putting surface perched up on a plateau surrounded by deep swales...no bunkers. Good judgment of distance is vital to this well-protected green.
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Hole 6
Par 5,510m
This gem of a par five features a fairly easy route to the top of a gentle slope...but judge your approach shot carefully...downhill to a green protected by a lake on the left and a long series of bunkers on the right. Accuracy is vital
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Hole 7
Par 4,416m
A tee shot between the palm trees and bunkers will set up an easy approach to this broad green.
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Hole 8
Par 3,183m
A sporty par three to a long narrow green with a lake bordering the left edge. As you play down this lovely hole, you can begin to see the many streams and waterfalls, which typify the final holes on each nine.
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Hole 9
Par 4,384m
The tumbling cascades on the left await any hooked drives. The safe line here is toward the right, leaving a long second into this fairly flat green. With the lake threatening the green on the left, accuracy is essential.
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Hole 10
Par 4,400m
A lovely downhill par four with superb views of the course and the surrounding countryside.
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Hole 11
Par 5,478m
A tough par five-uphill all the way. Trouble on the right, bunkers on the left, this genuine three shotter features a green beautifully set into the hillside with a big two-tier putting surface fronted by deep traps.
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Hole 12
Par 3,198m
A beautiful par three with a big complex of bunkers just short on the right. This hole at sunset must be one of the most dramatic sights in African golf.
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Hole 13
Par 4,367m
A tight tee shot to a well-guarded fairway followed by a tricky downhill approach to a small undulating green with a great backdrop of trees
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Hole 14
Par 4,348m
A strategic dog-leg par four to an elevated green. Placement of the tee shot is key to a safe approach. Play it slightly to the left and take no chances with the second shot; bunkers left and right await the unwary at this heavily contoured green.
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Hole 15
Par 5,502m
This superb and strategic par five is all about risk and reward. The tee shot is straight along a gathering fairway, but the second and third shots must avoid several nests of well-positioned bunkers to reach a tricky plateau green.
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Hole 16
Par 4,406m
A fantastic par four with wonderful views in every direction. Drive off from one of six different tees down to a broad landing area with the lake on your left. The uphill second shot features the cascading stream all the way along the left side with some strategic bunkers to be avoided to find the large green.
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Hole 17
Par 3,183m
A long and demanding par three to a huge multi-level green. The generous left side will leave you with a challenging putt to any number of well-protected pin positions, but with the pin on the right, only the most courageous shots will be rewarded.
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Hole 18
Par 4,383m
Water all the way on the right. Plenty of driving room on the left to set up your final approach shot of the round. This well-bunkered green is perched up from the fairway with the lake on the right. Several bunkers and run-offs all around the green make this hole a fitting finale to your round.