Thursday, 8 December 2016

Half Moon Bay Golf Club - The Ninth

A contender for best par three in the Far North, the ninth at Half Moon Bay Golf Club
Cairns's best par three was once an easy call. The seventh at Paradise Palms was a gem with an elevated tee looking down to a pond-side green. But the owners decided that their iconic hole should be replaced by a housing development, and the the hole disappeared earlier this year.

So, what's our best par three now? One of my favourites is the ninth at Half Moon Bay, a 149 metre hole to a raised green jutting out into a lily filled pond. Water protects the front left, the left and the rear of the green. There's a nice bail out area to the right for the gutless to try for a chip and putt par.

There are other contenders, and they'll appear in coming posts.

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