Course Details

An exciting layout

El Caballo is a thinking man’s course where placement is more important than length. Most greens are raised and well protected, some flat, some downhill, some uphill, no hole is boring.

Rating
Tee Par ACR Slope
Competition 72 72 133
Mens 72 69 124
Ladies 72 71 117
Hole 1
Par Index Ladies Index Competition Mens Ladies
4 12 4 318 290 266
An uphill fairway and a raised green makes this hole play longer then it looks on paper. A long tee shot on the right may see you run out of fairway, a tee shot cutting the dogleg left corner missing the bunker is the best shot here. Green is sloped to the front right, and is guarded by a large bunker at the front. Best to hit a short iron in if possible.
Hole 2
Par Index Ladies Index Competition Mens Ladies
3 9 7 161 153
Once again a tee shot uphill to a green protected by a large bunker at the front, take plenty of club as mounds at the back right of the green will stop you going too long. A long shot to the left may find a hidden bunker at the left rear.
Hole 3
Par Index Ladies Index Competition Mens Ladies
5 13 5 448 440 388
A dogleg right , if you want to be on in 2 you need a long tee shot cutting close to the corner, a raised tee makes it hard get on with a long iron. The green is wide but shallow, hard to stay on the left side but mounds from the bunkers back and front on the right side make for a better landing.
Hole 4
Par Index Ladies Index Competition Mens Ladies
4 15 16 314 297 280
A short hole with a dogleg left, tee shot is the key here, you may be tempted to go for the green and is reachable but there is out of bounds over the back and carrying the water gets difficult if you stray left. A straight iron shot down the centre is a better way to go as the green is not hard to hit from most places on the fairway.
Hole 5
Par Index Ladies Index Competition Mens Ladies
5 16 12 444 399 364
The best chance for a birdie, a long tee shot keeping to the left should bring you to the rock drain or over if you’re good or lucky enough. A free drop from the rock drains comes in to play here, a slightly raised large green is protected at the front left and right by bunkers, green has some subtle roles.
Hole 6
Par Index Ladies Index Competition Mens Ladies
4 10 11 325 309 292
Water on the right makes this short hole harder than it looks, fairway tightens up if you go too long, fairway bunkers on the left catch a long ball. A long iron is the best here, you want to be close without catching the bunkers to give you a good chance of making birdie. With a small lip at the front and bunkers all around the back of the green a short iron is preferable.
Hole 7
Par Index Ladies Index Competition Mens Ladies
4 2 15 392 378 362
A long hole at just under 400 meters, an uphill fairway and a high raised green this hole plays a lot longer. A long tee shot keeping to the left to avoid water and hazards on right is needed, take plenty of club for your second shot as a short shot could see you roll all the way back down the slope. Green is protected by bunkers on the left and right, slight mounds at the back help you with a long shot in.
Hole 8
Par Index Ladies Index Competition Mens Ladies
3 8 14 165 129 100
With a drop-off the back, bunkers at the front and right this green is well protected, the exception being the left where the grass slops towards the green. From the blue tees this is a quite easy hole. From the back tees the shot is quite daunting but rewarding when you land it on.
Hole 9
Par Index Ladies Index Competition Mens Ladies
4 6 8 346 330 317
A downhill dogleg right, a long tee shot becomes tight and is not necessary, a slightly shorter tee shot gives you a wide landing area and a second shot over the trees down to a large green is not too difficult. The green slopes to the left and bunkers on the left, front and rear mean you should error to the right. Sloping green means putting can be tricky.
Hole 10
Par Index Ladies Index Competition Mens Ladies
4 11 10 304 287 271
A short par 4, reachable in one but a high risk shot, the green is guarded by ponds on the back, and left front, and hazards and trees on the right front, laying up here is the way to go. Water on the left comes into play if tee shot is mishit. The green is raised and hard to stay on. A wedge over the trees to the right had side is the safer shot.
Hole 11
Par Index Ladies Index Competition Mens Ladies
4 3 3 348 338 260
A dogleg right, with a small pond on the corner and water to catch the long drive makes this hole tricky. Hitting long to the left you will run out of fairway, cutting the corner means hitting a narrow piece of fairway to avoid water. Best shot is to carry the small pond on the corner then pull up quick. Green is sloped to the left with out of bounds on left and rear. Tricky putting makes this a danger hole.
Hole 12
Par Index Ladies Index Competition Mens Ladies
3 18 18 139 135 95
A short par 3 at index 18 is the easiest on the course, but a steeply raised green at the front and right means a slice or a short shot can means disaster. Take plenty of club, green is large and relatively flat.
Hole 13
Par Index Ladies Index Competition Mens Ladies
4 5 6 306 297 272
A short but tricky par 4. Keep your tee shot to the left and you will roll back to the centre of the fairway, look out for fairway bunker well placed on the right. A two tiered green slopes to the right where a bunker catches many approach shots and even some wayward puts. Putting is never easy.
Hole 14
Par Index Ladies Index Competition Mens Ladies
5 1 2 499 433 430
At index 1, this par 5 is the hardest on the course, it requires 3 well placed shots. A long tee shot seldom works out well, an iron to the top of the hill is the best tactic here. The fairway gets tighter the longer you try to place your second shot, but laying up too short means a hard third into the green. The green is hard to stay on, with steep drops on left and back into the abyss. A well thought out hole that experienced golfers will appreciate.
Hole 15
Par Index Ladies Index Competition Mens Ladies
3 17 17 161 139 116
Try to hit to the back center of the green if you want to stay on, chipping on from sides could see you going all the way over, putting is rarely straight. This hole is harder than it's index would suggest.
Hole 16
Par Index Ladies Index Competition Mens Ladies
5 14 9 421 414 334
The shortest par 5 on the course, reachable in 2 for the average golfer, but fairway short of green slopes off to the right making rolling onto the green hard. The green is large sloping to the front, hit your second in on the full for the best chance.
Hole 17
Par Index Ladies Index Competition Mens Ladies
4 4 1 370 345 323
Doglegging right around a lake with out of bounds to the left rear of the green makes this hole hard. Fairway narrows for the long tee shot, keeping your tee shot safe but long enough to hit the green on your second is the key.
Hole 18
Par Index Ladies Index Competition Mens Ladies
4 7 13 312 295 265
Water on the right, driving range on the left you need a straight tee shot. Past the distance signs on the driving range is out of bounds. Water will catch a short approach shot as well as water at the back of green for the long one. Green is easy putting but you need to hit it first. Left side of green is safest.