RACV Royal Pines Resort, Signature Hole
Measuring 172 metres from the Tournament tees the 7th hole of the Gold course, or 16th hole of the PGA Championship layout, is known as the ‘Million Dollar Hole’.
Water borders the left side of the hole from tee to green and any ball slightly left or short will almost certainly find a watery
The combination of a well struck shot and the right club selection is a must on this hole. Any ball that catches the slope between the centre and left hand bunkers, or even a shot that lands on the front left portion of the green, has the potential to find the water.
The ideal line off the tee is directly over the bunker located at the front centre of the green. To get close to a flag located at the back of this two tiered green, take the same line but one extra club and let the tier, which sits at an awkward angle, feed the ball to the back portion of the putting surface.
A difficult chip awaits if the green is missed long or to the right so there really isn’t a bail out side on this difficult par 3.
Players are understandably overjoyed if a birdie putt awaits after the tee shot is struck.