Modderfontein GC

Designer: Hugh Baiocchi
Style: Parklands
Par: 72
Fairway grass: Kikuyu
Greens grass: Bent
Length: 6429

Modderfontein Golf Club, situated in a quiet neighbourhood of Edenvale in the East Rand, was founded in 1935 and opened by Bobby Locke.
Since then it has been upgraded, with the clubhouse being rebuilt in 1997.
It is rated among the top 50 in South Africa by Golfers Digest and hosts the prestigious Central Gauteng Northern Open.
Compleat Golfer ranked the course in its top 20 in South Africa.

1 – 427 metre par 5: A short, dog-legged par 5. Water in front and all down the right hand side. Best to keep the tee shot on the left of the fairway to open up the green, which is guarded by two bunkers on the right. A large green offers a definite birdie opportunity.
2 – 405 metre par 4: A slight dog-leg left par 4 with no bunkers. Water guards the green on the left. It is imperative to make the tree-lined fairway. This hole plays long.
3 – 170 metre par 3: The first of the short holes plays to a green well bunkered on either side, making it difficult to hit. Severe left-to-right sloping makes 3 a good score on the hole.
4 – 383 metre par 4: A dog-leg left on this par-four with mounds on the right side of the fairway. A relatively flat green, but the hole plays uphill so players will need extra club.
5 – 439 metre par 4: A strong par 4, which plays downhill to a well-bunkered green. Fairway is lined with trees and carries a trap on its right flank. Despite playing downhill, this hole challenges due to its two-tiered green.
6 – 386 metre par 4: A severe dog-leg to the right. second shots play uphill to an elevated green, which carries a bunker on its left side.
7 – 380 metre par 4: The fairway on this par 4 slopes left, but also carries a bunker on the right. Second shots play to the trickiest green on the course, which is well-bunkered and three-tiered.
8 – 513 metre par 5: A par 5 with a small green, which carries bunkers on the front and right. Difficult fairway to hit and the hole carries a nasty stand of trees to the left of its fairway.
9 – 203 metre par 3: A downhill 203 metre par 3 with a bunkered green carries water on its front and right.
10 – 504 metre par 5: An uphill par 5, which bottle-necks towards the green. Relatively flat green, which slopes forward and allows for long approaches.
11 – 167 metre par 3: Pin bunkered on the front and right. Despite a large green, the hole is unforgiving of wayward tee shots.
12 – 425 metre par 4: A downhill par 4 with water ahead of the green, forcing a good approach. Missed fairways will mean layups here.
13 – 462 metre par 5: Par 5 with water running front and right of the green. Accuracy is crucial for players looking for eagle opportunities as the green slopes forwards.
14 – 183 metre par 3: A risky par 3, which plays over trees to a green guarded by water at the front and sand at the back.
15 – 446 metre par 4: Toughest par 4 of the course. Fairway lies left of water, green to the right. Second shots are crucial for scoring.
16 – 341 metre par 4: This par 4 plays uphill, and fairway bunkers force a choice between driver or layup. Two bunkers protect the front of the green.
17 – 415 metre par 4: Downhill par 4 flanked by trees. No greenside traps, but water guards the front and appproach shots need to be accurate.
18 – 402 metre par 5: Fairway to the left of water. The green carries two small bunkers and a large water hazard. This hole forces players to decide between laying up for birdie or taking an eagle chance, which makes it a fantastic closing hole.

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