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.
In 2017 the tournament is set to re-introduce a layout to the world after course renovations by Vijay Singh are now complete. Singh’s vision for the course and his redesign has been praised by the landowners of the Natadola Bay Championship Golf course. These changes include location of trees and bunkers and shaping the greens, fairways have been widened and greens enlarged but the jungle is still the jungle – but has been trimmed to benefit the amateurs no doubt.
The holes are a bit longer this time around but the biggest changes are on the third, fourth and ninth hole. Previously some of the greens only had one or two pin positions – this has also been changed.
Measuring 6,575 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!