Recently renovated by “the Open Doctor” Rees Jones, the Gold Course carries the design philosophy of creator Robert Trent Jones Sr. forward for today’s golfer. The Gold Course now features the latest in modern turf grasses, new grass on the fairways, greens, and surrounding roughs, and utilizes “Better Billy Bunker” construction to improve the drainage, look, and playability of bunkers.

Tees have been re-leveled, resurfaced, and reimagined, and the expansion of the practice putting green and range gives golfers plenty of opportunity to work on their long and short games. Each of the Gold Course’s four par 3’s presents a visually exciting challenge, and is uniquely memorable in its own right. Even if you’ve played Gold before, you’ll find a few new surprises with the evolution of this timeless classic.

Hole 1

Par 4
Red 316
White 369
Blue 383
Gold 402

Description

The opening drive, from a slightly elevated tee, calls for a gentle fade. The approach must avoid the right, greenside bunker.

Hole 2

Par 5
Red 416
White 470
Blue 476
Gold 498

Description

This requires a well-positioned tee shot that avoids the right fairway bunker. A pond guards the front of the green, requiring players to choose between an aggressive attempt to reach the green in two, or a lay-up shot leaving a short, uphill approach over the pond. The rebuilt green features new contouring that offers challenging hole locations tucked behind the front left and right bunkers.

Hole 3

Par 3
Red 126
White 145
Blue 174
Gold 201

Description

The first of the Gold’s renowned collection of par-3s. The shot requires a full carry over water to a long, slightly elevated green that angles left to right, between a small, front-right bunker and larger and deeper left-rear bunker.

Hole 4

Par 4
Red 325
White 394
Blue 403
Gold 421

Description

This strong par 4 requires a solid drive, followed by an accurate approach that avoids bunkers flanking each side of the green. A back-left pin is especially challenging.

Hole 5

Par 4
Red 293
White 328
Blue 337
Gold 348

Description

The dramatic elevation changes are symbolic of the course’s natural beauty. A large bunker guards the right of the fairway. The smallish, “plateaued” green features a large bunker on the left and a “saving” grass hollow on the right.

Hole 6

Par 5
Red 415
White 463
Blue 471
Gold 485

Description

On this tree-lined, gentle dogleg right, the driving zone and green are separated by a deep ravine. The elevated green has been re-contoured and is protected by frontal bunkers on the left and right. A tightly-mowed chipping area sits behind the green, offering a variety of recovery shot options.

Hole 7

Par 3
Red 92
White 165
Blue 186
Gold 206

Description

High on a bluff, the tee overlooks a pond that must be carried to reach the green on the opposite hillside. The two-tier green is guarded by a trio of bunkers.

Hole 8

Par 4
Red 274
White 313
Blue 323
Gold 337

Description

The tee shot of this dogleg left is framed by trees on both sides and must avoid two bunkers on the right of the landing area. Two small bunkers guard the front edges of the green, requiring an accurate approach shot.

Hole 9

Par 4
Red 333
White 355
Blue 360
Gold 372

Description

A tee shot that flirts with the right fairway bunkers provides a great angle into the green. The approach should favor the left side of the green, in order to avoid the deep bunker on the right.

Hole 10

Par 4
Red 350
White 392
Blue 450
Gold 466

Description

Favoring the left side of the fairway off the tee provides the best angle into a green that sits on a left to right diagonal. A deep bunker protects the right-rear hole location. A greenside chipping area borders the front-left edge of the green, providing multiple recovery shot options.

Hole 11

Par 4
Red 264
White 362
Blue 386
Gold 403

Description

Straightaway through the trees to the landing area, there are no fairway bunkers. The green is guarded by a deep bunker on the right, wrapping from the front edge to the middle of the left-to-right angled green.

Hole 12

Par 3
Red 93
White 149
Blue 169
Gold 188

Description

This beautiful par 3 plays from an elevated tee to a rebuilt green that is guarded by a pond along the entire front and right side. The new right-rear hole location, guarded by a bunker left and water on the right, leaves little margin for error.

Hole 13

Par 4
Red 330
White 340
Blue 350
Gold 363

Description

The tee shot plays into a wide landing area perched at the top of a hill. A deep ravine separates the driving zone from a green that is benched into the slope on the opposite side. Three bunkers protect the wide, but not especially deep, green.

Hole 14

Par 4
Red 358
White 420
Blue 429
Gold 445

Description

Off the tee, the fairway bends sharply to the right, with a bunker guarding the inside of the landing area. The fairway dips low, before climbing up to an elevated green that features deep bunkers on each side. Both the back-right and back-left hole locations have been expanded to their original sizes.

Hole 15

Par 5
Red 468
White 600
Blue 613
Gold 634

Description

Demanding both length and accuracy from to green, the opening shot must avoid bunkers on both sides of the landing area. The second shot is more open, with a small bunker on the right. A deep and imposing bunker guards the entire left side of a green that angles from the right to the left. Any shot carrying over the green results in a long and uphill recovery.

Hole 16

Par 3
Red 97
White 150
Blue 159
Gold 169

Description

This iconic design features one of golf’s earliest “island” greens. The downhill tee shot over the pond is both visually breathtaking and immensely challenging. Small bunkers surround the surface of a green that offers a multitude of interesting hole locations.

Hole 17

Par 4
Red 308
White 412
Blue 422
Gold 435

Description

This hole plays slightly uphill off the tee to a generous landing area. The second shot plays even more uphill to a deep green that is flanked by front bunkers left and right. A small and narrow tongue of the putting surface, between the front bunkers, provides a challenging front hole location.

Hole 18

Par 4
Red 310
White 421
Blue 431
Gold 444

Description

The closer is both beautiful and challenging. The sharp dogleg left features a new fairway bunker that frames the right side of the landing area. From there, the hole drops to a reconstructed green that is narrow, but deep, and protected by water on the left and a bunker on the right. The front-left hole location is guarded by a small approach bunker.