The first hole is a long par 5 from an elevated tee across a ridge and up to a green nestled in the distance. With a series of bunkers bisecting an upper and lower fairway, the player has the option of driving to a broad plateau for a better look at the second shot or playing around the base of the hill on the left. A good drive to the upper portion will reward the player with substantial additional roll and the possibility of the longest hitters getting home in two.
The approach is through a narrow slot, which opens up on the other side to undulating ground and a green nestled in an amphitheater. Options for the shot include draws and fades with the ball running in from the front or right side or pitching the ball to the pin, to take advantage of the back to front slope of the green.