The 3rd hole is stroke number one for the club golfers and rightfully so. It’s a long par 4 which requires a right to left tee shot so that the gently sloping left to right fairway brings it back to the centre. If your tee shot is a too far right, the trees that separate the 3rd and 8th fairways will block out your 2nd shot. Even after a good tee shot, the 2nd shot needs to be really precise. A narrow opening to a long green makes the front pin positions very tight and you have to make sure you don’t miss it on the wrong side. The back Portion of the green is wide and gently sloping towards the back edge. You need to be absolutely spot on with your distance to have a reasonable birdie opportunity, otherwise it will be a tough two putt. Most professionals are very happy making par on this hole throughout the tournament.
Course description courtesy Gaurav Ghei