The layout of the course ensures peace and tranquillity amongst the challenge posed by the design of the holes.
Designed by the American design team of Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley the course measures a massive 7420 yards, but multiple teeing grounds make it accessible to all level of golfer.
The front 9 holes are long and demand some powerful hitting, the shorter back 9 requires pin-point precision as hazards are dotted across the holes making shot decision and club selection important.
A mixture of scoring holes and real tests of golf create the perfect blend for golfers of all levels.
The design eases you into the round, before you are faced with an extremely challenging par 3. The green is heavily guarded by both bunkers and grass swales, anything that misses the green will result in an extremely difficult recovery shot. Pin-position on this hole is key.
At 617-yards the 7th is the longest hole on the course and is intimidating.
From the tee, players will be faced with large bunkers which frame the right side of this hole. The difficulty continues for the second shot that requires the golfer to make a decision as to attempt to carry the cross bunkers, or to lay up. The green, with its lower back level requires the perfect club selection or you will be faced with a devilish putt.
The 8th, is a brutal par 3, that is a potential card and confidence wrecker. At 236-yards the tee shot must carry the vast expanse of water to reach the heavily contoured green.
A great example of the courses philosophy to reward great shots and punish the bad is the 11th. A par 5 that is reachable in two if the aggressive line is taken from the tee.
Three intimidating bunkers protect the elbow of this strong dogleg left, but if you are brave you will be left with the chance of getting home in two. However, this is no easy task, banking, hollows and a bunker short guard the green making the decision to take the green on, more difficult.
But it is the par 3 17th hole that will live long in the memory. A floating, island green that is a true target hole. The floating green is a design master-piece, and is smaller than the famous island green of Sawgrass. The difficulty increases due to the ever-changing wind direction making both club selection and accuracy all important.
Amata Spring is a superb golf course that you just absolutely must play.