LENGTH: 386m | PAR: 4
LENGTH: 368m | PAR: 4
LENGTH: 338m | PAR: 4
The start of the celebrated “Lighthouse Loop”, which are the northern (and final) 5 holes at Cape Wickham. Hole 14 has a number of elevation changes – the tee shot played downhill to a rolling fairway with an enormous amount of room out to the right-hand side. Beware of the five unpleasant pot bunkers on the left hand side of the fairway, absolutely reachable off the tee.
The approach shot is slightly blind as there is a downhill slope just before the front of the green and a steep slope off the right side that will kick your ball left and can assist in feeding you back toward the flag. Beware, however, of the small pot bunker 25 metres short of the green, which must be avoided and often tricks golfers into hitting further up the hill, or nearer to the front of the green, than is ideal. Bare this is mind when thinking about your alignment.
Pro’s Tip: With the tee shot, the safe play is to aim well right of the fairway bunkers and hit into the massive heart of the fairway. There is a lot of room to the right, and the fairway does feed back to the left so don’t fall for the trick of taking on sand trouble from the tee. Aim right and play safe. When hitting your approach shot, it is vital to take into consideration the steep downhill slope just before the green and the contours which will assist the ball in moving left. A good line is to aim for the pot bunker behind the green and take one less club.