Natadola Bay Golf Course | Course Description - Natadola Bay Golf Course Fiji

Course Description

Hole 1 – Par 4
A great starting hole that plays far harder than it might seem from the tee. Playing downhill, this hole challenges all players with a prevailing wind blowing left to right. With bunkers on either side of the fairway, if you manage to leave the green with a par you’ve done very well.

Hole 2 – Par 4
Playing uphill and into the wind, this is a strong par 4 and only the longest hitters will be playing their approach shot with a mid to short iron. A tee shot to left side of the fairway provides the best angle into a well-protected green.

Hole 3 – Par 4
A wonderful driving hole with a generous fairway, the third hole will challenge all golfers with an approach that offers golfers varying options. The hole plays slightly downhill, right to left and features a narrow green that you will not want to overshoot.

Hole 4 – Par 3
The hardest and most scenic par 3 on the course. A solid mid to long iron for most players, this hole is protected by the beach which forms a bunker down the left side and the ocean beside the green. To the right side there is a bunker, rocks and a pond waiting to catch errant shots. The green is large with subtle undulations that require your attention. This picturesque golf hole offers spectacular views of the ocean from both the tee and the green.

Hole 5 –Par 5
This strong uphill par 5 demands 3 solid shots to reach the green in regulation. An accurate tee shot threaded between a bunker on the left and right will setup an equally difficult second shot with fairway bunkers threatening. If you’ve made it this far without penalty you’ve done well. The approach to the green is uphill to an obscured green. If you’ve already lost a few balls, we recommend buying some balls from the local villagers just past the tee.

Hole 6 – Par 5
After the first 5 holes most players will be looking to catch their breath. Once you arrive at the 6th tee you’re confronted with a magnificent tee box at the top of a cliff with views across the pacific and well above the fairway. Longer players will salivate at the chance to cut the corner and reach the green in two, but with deep bunkering and an awkward green, this is truly a risk/reward hole with birdies on offer for the bold.

Hole 7 – Par 3
Choose your club wisely; missing the green is not an option if you want to escape with par. This hole requires an accurate tee shot from an elevated tee to a seemingly large and flat green, surrounded by deep bunkers positioned to collect errant shots. Be warned, 3-putts are frequent on this slippery green.

Hole 8 – Par 4
After a long and windy commute uphill to the tee, you’ll be faced with a dramatic tee shot that plays severely downhill to a receptive valley-shaped fairway. The prevailing winds are left-to-right and will try to push even the straightest shots into the hazard. A well placed tee shot should will leave a short iron into a receptive green and a birdie opportunity.

Hole 9 – Par 4
From the tee you’ll need a straight shot to the corner of the dogleg, but don’t be greedy. When you arrive at your ball you’ll be faced with a very challenging second shot. Choose your club wisely, with bunkers left and a deep ravine and creek guarding the right side of the green, many will opt to land short and have the ball chase onto the front of the green.

Hole 10 – Par 4
An imposing way to start the back nine. A strong tee shot to a wide landing zone will leave most players a mid to long iron to the green. If you’re lucky enough to play a front pin position your task will be much easier. The green is long, winding and makes a difficult up-and-down.

Hole 11 – Par 5
The strongest of the par fives, only the very longest of players in the right conditions will be able to consider reaching this green in two. Normally playing into the prevailing winds, it can feel like you’ll never reach the long, narrow green. Once you do, a challenging green will make 3-putting a possibility with an errant approach.

Hole 12 – Par 4
This short par 4 is drivable from the tee but it’s fraught with danger. With bunkers and thick rough down the left and water on the right, laying up from the tee is the smart play, even if it’s only a mid iron.

Hole 13 – Par 3
One of the longest par 3 on the golf course and a test for most players. Bunkering runs from just beyond tee to green and will punish anything short and left. A beautiful yet potentially disastrous hole that generally plays downwind to a large putting surface with subtle undulations.

Hole 14 – Par 4
A dramatic and demanding tee shot to a narrow fairway with a fairway bunker guarding the right side and water to the left. A very precise approach shot is required across the water to a green that has a bunker to catch anything right and grass swales on the left. A chance to pick up a shot in you can negotiate the trouble and read the green correctly.

Hole 15 – Par 3
If you’re a strong wedge player this hole will provide a good birdie opportunity but again, choose your club wisely. An elevated tee that plays downwind will see many players who land their tee shot anywhere past the middle of the green watch their ball disappear over the back and into the hazard.

Hole 16 – Par 4
This hole demands a perfect tee shot over a lake to an extremely narrow landing area. Another difficult uphill approach shot to a flat green will provide players with a good scoring opportunity. For the long and the brave, the green is reachable.

Hole 17 – Par 5
Playing as the easiest hole on the course, this hole can easily penalise those players who relax and don’t take caution with their second shot. Playing downwind, longer hitters will be able to reach the crest of the fairway and this presents a real opportunity to reach the green in two.

Hole 18 – Par 4
A terrific finishing hole with the iconic clubhouse framing the hole from the tee. The fairway is well protected with bunkers and hazard to the left, with a prevailing wind that pushes balls from right to left. An accurate second shot to a large green will give you one last chance for a birdie, under the gaze of those already in the clubhouse.