Natadola Bay blends world class golf architecture with dramatic landscapes from rolling pastures through to absolute beachfront.
With the sparkling backdrop of coral reefs and the Pacific Ocean on 15 out of the 18 holes, Natadola Bay is a journey through stunning Fijian landscapes. The perfectly manicured (and environmentally friendly) seashore paspalum grass presents the golfer with championship standard playing conditions all year round.
Measuring 6,556 metres from the championship tees, the par 72 championship standard golf course boasts up to five tee positions on each hole, providing an enjoyable challenge for players of all skill levels.
Styled in traditional South Pacific architecture the clubhouse is the ultimate vantage point for breathtaking views across the golf course, coral reefs and rolling surf breaks.
Natadola Bay was officially opened for play in June 2009 with the staging of the Fijian Open, won by then Rookie Professional Matt Griffin. The course has since hosted the 2010 Fiji Open, the 2011 Nomura Cap, the 2012 Natadola Bay Fiji Classic and now the most prestigious professional golf tournament in the South Pacific……The Fiji International!
Hole by Hole OverviewHole 1 – Par 4 – 454m
A great starting hole which plays slightly downhill from an elevated teeing ground. A test for all golfers as the prevailing wind blows from left to right with two bunkers on either side of the fairway. A par on this tough starting hole should be cherished.
Hole 2 – Par 4 – 400m
This is probably the hardest hole on the golf course. The hole is slightly uphill and normally plays into the prevailing wind. Three greenside bunkers make it tougher with a long and very unpredictable green.
Hole 3 – Par 4 – 400m
A great opportunity for a birdie awaits, but you must first choose a good landing area from the tee. The hole plays slightly right to left with 2 greenside bunkers.
Hole 4 – Par 3 – 197m
Arguably the hardest par 3 on the course with a lightning fast, undulating green. There is a water hazard on the left and thick rough on the right with two bunkers guarding the green. This picturesque golf hole offers spectacular views of the ocean from both the tee and the green.
Hole 5 –Par 5 – 508m
This strong par 5 demands an accurate tee shot threaded between a bunker on the left and rough on the right side of the fairway. From there, it’s all uphill along a wide fairway to an undulating green. An aggressive tee shot can both be rewarding and traumatic.
Hole 6 – Par 5 – 495m
A magnificent teeing ground situated at the top of a cliff with views across the pacific. With the sharp dogleg fairway and deep bunkering, this is truly a risk and reward hole with birdies on offer.
Hole 7 – Par 3 – 164m
This hole requires an accurate tee shot off an elevated teeing ground to a green surrounded by a large bunker positioned to collect errant shots. Missing the green is not an option here with a difficult up-and-down from the surrounds. Choose your club wisely.
Hole 8 – Par 4 – 358m
A very dramatic hole with a tee shot that plays 120m downhill to a receptive valley-shaped fairway. A well placed tee shot should set up an easy birdie opportunity.
Hole 9 – Par 4 – 387m
A long dogleg right with a creek running across the fairway in front of the green demanding an accurate approach shot. Another risk and reward hole but choose your club wisely.
Hole 10 – Par 4 – 417m
A great way to start the back nine with a wide landing zone amid bunkers on both the left and right side of the fairway. Beware of the long and lightening fast green.
Hole 11 – Par 5 – 518m
This is the longest par-5 on the course. The long, narrow green is divided in half by a severe ridge, which will make 3-putting a possibility from the wrong side of the green. Be prudent on club selection.
Hole 12 – Par 4 – 300m
This short par 4 is easily drivable from the tee but it is fraught with danger. With thick rough down the left and water hazard on the right, laying up from the tee would be the smart play.
Hole 13 – Par 3 – 201m
This is the longest par 3 on the golf course with a bunker running along the left hand side from tee to green. A beautiful yet potentially difficult hole with a difficult putting surface.
Hole 14 – Par 4 – 363m
A very narrow fairway with bunkers on the right and water hazard on the left. A demanding approach shot is required to an elevated green, anything left short will be punished.
Hole 15 – Par 3 – 132m
The shortest hole on the golf course requires a straight forward tee shot to a fairly flat green which is surrounded by bunkers.
Hole 16 – Par 4 – 344m
This hole demands a perfect tee shot over the lake. An approach into another elevated green where missing the green is not an option. A well placed tee shot should set up a good chance for birdie.
Hole 17 – Par 5 – 502m
This is the easiest hole in the golf course playing slightly downhill. Players will be disappointed with anything less than a birdie.
Hole 18 – Par 4 – 426m
A great finishing hole. From the teeing ground, the fairway is wide open on the right with thick rough down the left, this hole require an accurate second shot to the mostly flat green which is guarded by two bunkers.