The Button Gwinnett course is named after a former resident and one of the fifty-six men to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776, cementing his title as one of America’s immortals. His unusual forename was a homage to his uncle Sir Thomas Button, a naval explorer most famous for charting the American northwest coast.
The American themed championship level course boasts 13 lakes spread across its 18 holes and fantastic views across the Vale. The course creates a worthy challenge for all levels of golfers and is often dubbed the tricky but enjoyable course.
The 16th to 18th holes have recently enjoyed a redesign with the 16th sharing similarities with the 16th of Augusta with water from Tee to Green. The 17th plays up to a Plateau green and to finish, you play the picturesque 18th over a large water feature in view of the Clubhouse.
Make the most of every shot, chip and putt and plan ahead by studying the hole layouts and helpful playing tips supplied by our General Manager Mr Derek Smith below.
A gentle start to the round with a straight forward drive and a second shot into an elevated green. Handy tip – keep the driver in the bag.
Not a long Par 3 however the prevailing wind makes for a good club selection. Handy tip – it’s further than you think!
It’s all about getting the drive away as the right hand side is tree lined and is intimidating. Handy tip – keep to the left off the drive.
A sharp dog leg to the left with water all down the left. Handy tip – take a club off the tee which will give you 200yds and keep right of the humps.
A sweeping uphill hole slightly dog legged which plays its length, there are a couple of right side fairway bunkers with out of bounds beyond those. Handy tip – the tee can set you off line so ensure you align yourself off the tee correctly.
A blind hole from the tee however with a good drive you can see down to the large Mackenzie green. Handy tip – aim for the black and white post when driving off the tee.
Uphill drive and slight dog leg to the left, the shot into the green is very tricky as it has a very narrow entrance surrounded by bunkers. Handy tip- ensure you leave yourself a shot to the green that you can play between those bunkers.
Short but very interesting hole, severe dogleg to the right, large lake to the right and a small pond right of the green. Handy tip – keep to the left with your drive.
Long hole, with a lake front and left from tee to green. Handy tip – good luck!
Probably the most difficult driving hole on the entire course as you will need both length and accuracy. Ideally you need to be level with the tree on the left, you are then left with a very doable shot to a Plateau green.
Tip: Use your handicap wisely and always allow one more club because of the Plateau green. S.I. 2 Men & Ladies 2
Nice hole playing a dogleg to the right, the green is situated so that any long ball runs off and down a steep slope. Handy tip – aim for the black and white post off the tee.
An excellent long hole with bunker left and right. Handy tip – don’t be long.
A great short hole, however, tricky with bunkers in the middle of the fairway and a very large bunker to the right of the green. Handy tip- leave the driver in the bag.
A short ish severe dog leg hole to the right with trees and water all the way down the right side and the green slightly on a plateau. Handy tip – keep to the left.
All the way down hill, blind of the tee and then playing to a welcoming green. Handy tip – just keep to the black and white post.
Designed with the 16th of the Masters in mind, yep playing over water all the way and a well placed bunker on the right making it a tricky little hole. Handy tip – keep your head down!
Probably the hardest hole on this course with a difficult uphill drive and then playing between the trees to an elevated green. The green is only small and not easy to putt on. Handy tip – aim for the bunker off the tee.
Lovely finishing hole not the longest however having to play over water for your second shot makes it very interesting. Handy tip – keep left of centre with your drive.