Our Button Gwinnett course is based on an American design and features 13 lakes

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.

Hole by hole tour

Par 4 | White tee 502 yards SI 13 | Yellow tee 473 yards SI 13 | Red tee 402 yards SI 15

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.

Par 3 | White tee 383 yards SI 15 | Yellow tee 350 yards SI 15 | Red tee 299 yards SI 17

Not a long Par 3 however the prevailing wind makes for a good club selection. Handy tip – it’s further than you think!

Par 4 | White tee 425 yards SI 1 | Yellow tee 425 yards SI 1 | Red tee 366 yards SI 1

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.

Par 4 | White tee 162 yards SI 5 | Yellow tee 159 yards SI 5 | Red tee 111 yards SI 7

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.

Par 5 | White tee 405 yards SI 11 | Yellow tee 389 yards SI 11 | Red tee 319 yards SI 13

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.

Par 4 | White tee 411 yards SI 7 | Yellow tee 493 yards SI 7 | Red tee 411 yards SI 9

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.

Par 7 | White tee 386 yards SI 9 | Yellow tee 348 yards SI 9 | Red tee 311 yards SI 3

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.

Par 4 | White tee 157 yards SI 3 | Yellow tee 147 yards SI 3 | Red tee 129 yards SI 5

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.

Par 3 | White tee 401 yards SI 17 | Yellow tee 381 yards SI 17 | Red tee 360 yards SI 11

Long hole, with a lake front and left from tee to green. Handy tip – good luck!

Par 4 | White tee 423 yards SI 2 | Yellow tee 423 yards SI 2 | Red tee 358 yards SI 8

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

Par 5 | White tee 319 yards SI 12 | Yellow tee 284 yards SI 12 | Red tee 235 yards SI 4

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.

Par 3 | White tee 167 yards SI 8 | Yellow tee 136 yards SI 8 | Red tee 126 yards SI 12

An excellent long hole with bunker left and right. Handy tip – don’t be long.

Par 4 | White tee 515 yards SI 14 | Yellow tee 486 yards SI 14 | Red tee 486 yards SI 14

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.

Par 4 | White tee 312 yards SI 18 | Yellow tee 285 yards SI 18 | Red tee 232 yards SI 16

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.

Par 4 | White tee 186 yards SI 16 | Yellow tee 159 yards SI 16 | Red tee 132 yards SI 18

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.

Par 3 | White tee 343 yards SI 18 | Yellow tee 334 yards SI 18 | Red tee 318 yards SI 16

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!

Par 4 | White tee 512 yards SI 4 | Yellow tee 495 yards SI 4 | Red tee 405 yards SI 2

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.

Par 4 | White tee 406 yards SI 10 | Yellow tee 397 yards SI 10 | Red tee 341 yards SI 10

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.