Doral:  The Great White

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

out

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

in

Yards

513

455

360

195

572

168

474

177

434

3348

402

203

548

412

602

481

194

452

529

3823

7171

Hndcp

7

9

5

11

1

15

13

17

3

18

12

10

16

4

14

8

2

6

Par

5

4

4

3

5

3

4

3

4

36

4

3

5

4

5

4

3

4

5

36

72

Doral;  The Great White: Greg Norman wanted to design a course for Florida that was different, but also mirrored his Australian roots as a player.  Given almost total freedom he succeeded in creating a layout that is unique to Florida and the Southeast, environmentally friendly, and characteristically challenging.  Opened in the year 2000, it is now the newest of five courses at the Doral Resort.  This is the only "desert-scape" layout in the region, but unlike the desert courses of the west the waste areas include numerous marsh areas as well as a multitude of mature palm trees and desert plants.  In many ways the course is reminiscent of links layouts with its 237 bunkers, most of which are small pot bunkers.  The bunkers are filled with soft Coquina sand and surrounded individually or grouped and nested in thick, knarly Bermuda rough.  Twelve holes have water in play including the 8th, a par 3 with an island green.  Another unique feature is the only triple green in southern Florida.  The 25,000 square foot green serves the 11th, 13th and 17th holes.  The Championship Course is rated 75.1 with a slope of 133.

John Anderson has used his APCD skills to recreate a fun to play interpretation of The Great White for Links Computer Golf players. The course is available for free and may be found for download at the Links Corner.


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