Hole 5 : Blacks

This is what always seems to be a longish Par 4 hole.

It is named 'Blacks' after the original name for Ophir, a small neighbouring village. (Gold was discovered on the property of a local farmer, Charles Black)

There is a bunker on the right, just at drivable length and, wouldn't you know it, that pesky lake is lurking out of sight on the right, waiting for the wayward ball.

This hole is Don's favourite. He often visits the lake.

Ladies : 295m (No 9 on the card)

Men : 355m (No 3 on the card)



From the mens tee

From the ladies tee

Half way up the fairway and, if you stand up on your toes, you might just be able to see that lake sitting between you and the green.

But all is not lost. The thoughtful committee have provided a retrieval pole and a pair of gumboots specially for those whose ball does not make it across.

And, finally, the green, which also has a bunker on the left.