Women’s Stroke: 12
On a clear day you can see Tapuaenuku, the highest mountain outside the Southern Alps, in winter it looks like a big ice cream.
From the tee, the green can look as far away as the mountain sometimes, especially into a brisk wind from the west.
This is a testing hole for even the best, the longest men’s par 4 on the course, and a par 5 for the women, the fairway fans out from the tee and then narrows down100 metres from the green, between two rows of pine trees.
There are lots of alternate pin placements on this large listing green, adding pressure on the shot makers who have the game to get there in two.