Below we offer a hole-by-hole presentation of the 18 holes at Isla Canela. Select each hole to see details and
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The course begins with a Par 3, which at first glance appears difficult due to its length. However, its wide fairway and the clear approach to the green-the only hazard being a bunker behind the green-mean that this hole shoul provide a gente opening both to the profesional and the average player.WATCH VIDEO
A strategically difficult hole that requires clear thinkin, an astute plan and solid shot making. Don´t allow the lenght of the hole to provoke you into taking on more than you should. Even good, experienced players need to be aware of the dangers that lie along this tough hole.
A driver is not needed from the tee, in this way the bunkers to the left and the out of bounds to the right can be avoided. It is advisable on the second shot to lay up short of the wáter the crosses the fairway.
The higher handicap golfer shoul play the third shot towards the left of the Green as the wáter hazard runs all the way up to the right edge of the Green. Good Luck!
A tough par 4 where the average player needs to make an important decision from the tee, lay up or risk trying to carry the water the lies 170m from the Men´stee and 150m form the Lady´s.
Laying up means not being able to reach the green in two, but as this is a long par 4, stroke 5, and well protected by a large bunker short of the green, laying up could well be the strategically correct decision.
A good drive is vital on this Par 4 to have any chance of reaching a green protected by a large area of marshland. The best line from the tee is down the left side of fairway in order to open the green for the second shot.
The best strategy for higher handicaps is to lay up short of the marshland. Once your ball is positioned correctly on the fairway the hole should not present too many problems.
A lovely Par3, seemingly easy to the eye but tricky if you are searching out the falg. Certainly it is one of the more demanding Par 3´s on the course. The green is split into two platforms, raised and surrounded by three bunkers.
The prevailing winds make club selection very difficult here. The recommendation here is to play safely towards the center of the green to avoid problems, especially that which awaits to the right. Good Luck!
After fives holes of tension and exacting shot making, the sixth hole will bring relief if due care is taken on the second shot.
The green is protected by a deep bunker that needs to be carried with as high a shot as possible in order to hold this shallow green. The green has two platforms with a steep slope separating them which should be taken into account when attacking the pin.
Note: to the right of the tee there are bathrooms.
This Par 5, even though visually it appears to present problems from the tee, is a recovery hole where a good score can be made. The key is to not complicate the hole from the tee by being too ambitious. Out of bounds awaits down the left side so look for a safe shot down the center. Once your drive is safety away the hole plays like a simple Par 4.
Note: Behind the green you can find bathrooms and a drinks machine.
This is an excellent and demanding Par 4 with a fairway that slopes left to right and a green that is protected by a beautiful olive tree.
The drive should be played down the left side of the fairway to avoid the trees that line the right side. When playing your approach shot to the green, aim to the left side to avoid the olive tree and the bunker.
To finish the outward nine we find a relatively simple Par 4 that can however cause problems unless you manage to find the fairway with the drive. On the right of the fairway there is a bunker and a large palm tree which will block the second shot after any errant drive. The many palm trees down the right side make the hole narrower that it looks. The green is protected by the largest bunker on the course with the only escape route being over the back of the green. Play long, don´t miss shot!
The green has a split level back to front which can cause problems for the unwary as the green is 3-4 clubs long.
Note: behind the green you can find bathrooms and a drinks machine.
Quite possibly the most beautiful Par 4 on the course. A tough tee shot awaits with an interesting shot to the green to follow. The water hazard short and left of the green. For higher handicap golfers it may be better to lay up shot of the ater with your second shot.WATCH VIDEO
Protected by three bunkers and water to the right and back of the green this is a tough Par 3. From the tee the hazards are hidden. Club selection is vital as the green is shallow, too little club leaves a bunker shot, too much and the ball will find the water. The green requires a high shot in order to hold the surface.WATCH VIDEO
The name, ¨Los Naranjos, Orange Trees¨, is perfectly fittling for a hole that will require all of a players ability to forge a good result. The drive is vital, with the best result being short of the bunker that lies on the left side of the fairway and short of the orange trees that cross the fairway. It may be advisable to leave the driver it is the bag! For high handicap golfers it is best to follow the same strategy as the 10˚ hole and play short of all the problems surrounding the fairway and the large bunkers that protect the green.WATCH VIDEO
A Par 5 that can bring good results if the Out of Bounds down the night of the fairway can be avoided, above all with the drive. It is best on the second shot to aim down the right of the fairway due to the slope of the fairway that will cause the hall to roll to the left.
As with other Par 5´s around the course, don´t try to find too much distance. Play the hole conservatively to avoid high results.
The approach shot to the green should not cause too many problems.
The most spectacular hole on the course and the Stroke 1. A challenge for expert players and beginners alike.
On the drive it is best to aim down the right side of fairway to avoid the huge eucalyptus trees that line the left of the fairway. Once the drive has been placed in the fairway, the slope of the fairway will often leave a second shot to the green with the ball above your feet. A lake protects the right of the fairway short of the green and a large bunker lies short of the green. For golfers who are able to reach the green in two shots, the greatest problem lies in maintaining accuracy on a long shot. For medium or high handicaps the best strategy is to play short of the green.
Hole number 15 is a par 4, not very long but treacherous. The first shot is essential to be able to reach the green in two. The drive must rest on the left side of the fairway to have a better angle to the green. Be careful with down wind because it can brings the water very close. The second shot is very tense, even if is not very long. The green is surrounded by water and protected with bunkers behind it.WATCH VIDEO
A Par 3, which is the easiest hole on the course, short and without hazards in fornt of the green. The best miss on thi hole is short of the green is narrow with bunkers on both sides. Watch out for the split levels on the green.WATCH VIDEO
A Par 5 where the best line from the tee is down the left side to avoid having to play the second shot over the large lake that protects the right of the fairway. Be careful with the Out of Bounds that lies on the left though. The second shot requires great precision, the ideal strategy is not to look for too much distance, placing the ball in the center of the fairway short of the problems that lie close to the green. The rolling slopes short of the green hide the problems from the fairway. To compensate for the difficulty this hole has wonderful sunset views!WATCH VIDEO
To finish one of the most beautiful holes on the course. The good player should look for a long drive to be able to reach the green in two. Watch out for the slight dogleg to the left, the temptation is to try and draw the hall too much from the tee which can leave your second shot blocked by the trees. A good reference from the tee is the olive tree on the fairway.WATCH VIDEO
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