Hole by Hole Tour
Button Gwinnett Course
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. Click on the hole of your choice below for further details.
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Button Gwinnett – Hole 1 – Par 4
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.
Button Gwinnett – Hole 2 – Par 3
Not a long Par 3 however the prevailing wind makes for a good club selection. Handy tip – it’s further than you think!
Button Gwinnett – Hole 3 – Par 4
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.
Button Gwinnett – Hole 4 – Par 4
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.
Button Gwinnett – Hole 5 – Par 5
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.
Button Gwinnett – Hole 6 – Par 4
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.
Button Gwinnett – Hole 7 – Par 5
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.
Button Gwinnett – Hole 8 – Par 4
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.
Button Gwinnett – Hole 9 – Par 3
Long hole, with a lake front and left from tee to green. Handy tip – good luck!
Button Gwinnett – Hole 10 – Par 4
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
Button Gwinnett – Hole 11 – Par 5
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.
Button Gwinnett – Hole 12 – Par 3
An excellent long hole with bunker left and right. Handy tip – don’t be long.
Button Gwinnett – Hole 13 – Par 4
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.
Button Gwinnett – Hole 14 – Par 4
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.
Button Gwinnett – Hole 15 – Par 4
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.
Button Gwinnett – Hole 16 – Par 3
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!
Button Gwinnett – Hole 17 – Par 4
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.