WITH lots of golfers heading for the POST Golf Day at Wild Coast Country Club on Wednesday, I have decided to give you some tips on how to manage the course.
“Scenic but tricky” is what describes the Wild Coast layout. The par 70 course might look calm but when the wind approaches, it becomes the hardest of all. The key to scoring a good round is to keep your ball in play.
The driver is not required on every hole. Rather go for accuracy and aim for the bigger part of the greens on approach shots.
If the wind does come up, swing easy with taking an extra club or two (eg. use a 7 iron instead of a 9 iron).
The 18th hole, which is the signature hole, requires a confident tee shot as you would need to hit over a lake that spans 100m and then land a fairway that is 60m wide, and can be daunting.
Depending on where the tee is placed, there is more room for error if you aim to the right.
To enjoy your round of golf at the Wild Coast, it will be better to keep the ball on the fairway. Remember to go for accuracy rather than distance.
Nisharlan Sewgolum tees off the 18th hole at Wild Coast Country Club.