The Country Club
With lush greens, five lakes and immaculately cut fairways, the Country Club course is a golfer's paradise. Also designed by Tom Fazio, this challenging 72 par, 7,060-yard course affords breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. The 2006 World Golf Championships Barbados World Cup unfolded here.
The Country Club ~ Rules of Play
The USGA, R&A and the following local rules govern all play
Hole 1, The Country Club Course
The right hand side fairway bunker indicates the ideal line to avoid the mounds that hide the green on the left and leave the best line to this long sloping green.
Hole 2, The Country Club Course
Give it all you've got off the tee and favor the left side of the fairway, which provides a better approach view of the green. The lengthy second shot will play slightly uphill to a relatively small sloping away green. Approach this green from the right centre.
Hole 3, The Country Club Course
The downward slopes and favourable tail wind provides the opportunity for the longer hitter to drive the green. Avoid being right side of the fairway as much as possible.
Hole 4, The Country Club Course
The shortest par three of the five. The ideal shot may start to the right of the green allowing the trade winds to bring the ball back on line. Club selection is paramount, as out of bounds areas are close behind.
Hole 5, The Country Club Course
A deceptively long uphill par four that plays directly into the wind. A premium drive off the tee favouring the left side fairway is required to have a chance to reach the green in two. The green is open to the front to accept mid to long irons, avoid being left on your approach.
Hole 6, The Country Club Course
This scenic par five on the course again plays deceptively long and straight into the face of the wind. Distance and positioning is premium off the tee and with the second shot in order to set up a comfortable short iron approach to a small slightly elevated green.
Hole 7, The Country Club Course
The trade winds and contours of this inviting par four provide an opportunity for you to give it all you got off the tee. This will leave you with a precise short iron to a green protected by steep slopes falling into a lake at the back of the green. Despite the distance to the green, your approach shot will play at least two clubs shorter.
Hole 8, The Country Club Course
A well-struck tee shot is required to hit this green. The sensible player will aim to the right of the green allowing the wind to bring the ball back in line. Any shot missed to the right of the green is certain to find the Half Moon Lake.
Hole 9, The Country Club Course
The generous fairway may be more difficult to find than it appears thanks to the left to right trade winds and slopes. Be sure to stay clear of the fairway bunkers on the left as the fairway opens to any type of second shot you wish to play. The closer you are to the well-bunkered green for the thirdshot, the better off you will be.
Hole 10, The Country Club Course
An elevated tee presents the temptation to open your shoulders for a long drive. Left of the right side fairway bunker is the ideal line leaving you with a short iron to a large open green.
Hole 11, The Country Club Course
The longest par 3 on the course at 239 yards. The tee shot must be aimed right of the target allowing the trade wind to bring the ball back on line. Any missed hit shot left or short of the green is certain to find the Molyneux gully.
Hole 12, The Country Club Course
One of the longest par 4s on the course, where even the best drive aimed down the right hand side of the fairway will leave an intimidating and deceptive long approach to the green. Beware of the fault front on the green as balls that land here will likely return to the fairway.
Hole 13, The Country Club Course
The ideal drive will leave the ball right center of the fairway giving you an open approach shot to the green. The approach shot plays slightly uphill to a two tiered green and will require a solid mid-long iron. Wayward shot to the right of this green will leave you in trouble. Avoid being long on your approach.
Hole 14, The Country Club Course
A classic three shot par 5. A strategically placed drive just right center of the fairway is required to avoid the hidden slopes on the left side. The second shot leaves a choice of attaching the green from the right hand side of the fairway or playing short of lake, resulting in a straightforward approach to a narrow sloping green. A watery grave awaits any miss-guided or poorly struck shot.
Hole 15, The Country Club Course
A gently undulating par 5 that may be in range of the longer hitters. The ideal tee shot should finish on the left side of the fairway, providing the ideal approach to a well-protected sloping green with a mound fill with green side bunkers.
Hole 16, The Country Club Course
This scenic par three with elevated tees and tail wind make the hole play shorter that the yardage indicates. Don’t forget to take in the view of the beautiful Caribbean Sea in the background.
Hole 17, The Country Club Course
A tee shot to the right side of the fairway on this dogleg left par 5 affords the best view of the green, be careful of the ravine that awaits the wayward drive all along the left to the green. The longer hitters may be tested to reach the green with the second shot. Keep your approach to the right center of this narrow sloping green.
Hole 18, The Country Club Course
This upwind par 3 provides a good test for players of any caliber. A solid mid to long iron is required. Attack the green from the left.