The site of a former stud – hence the name – this is a muscular course built with championship ambitions. It has that big, glamorous feel, it has space and length (7,419 yards), it has a magnificent clubhouse and no expense was spared in its creation. Here, water abounds with 13 holes introducing a pond, lake or stream. The four par fives are all wet and they are among the hardest on the course.
From the regular tees it is a more modest and manageable 6,468 yards – Christy O’Connor Jr was kind enough to provide four men’s tee – and gentle mounding steers you past pampas grasses, flowerbeds and tall trees… inevitably towards the water.
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