Course Guide

Mangilao Golf Club was born in 1992 in the land of Mangilao on the east coast of the everlasting summer island, Guam, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
The course was designed by the famous course architect Robin Nelson who has made many masterpieces such as Mauna Lani on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Making use of the dynamic terrain and coastal beauty unique to the land of Mangilao, and skillfully taking advantage of the strength and direction of the wind and the angle of the light, it is a course that has a strategic beauty. It is one of the best courses Robin Nelson has ever designed.
Golf course layout and hole overview

Out Course(NO.7,NO.5,NO.4 Aerial photo)

The beautiful garden-like fairway is designed around three large ponds. While seemingly easy to approach, the wind from the sea and the changes in light can subtly affect your sense of the distance to the hole.
The skillful layout and the beauty of the course combine in a triumph of Robin Nelson’s strategic design skill.

In Course(NO.18,NO.10 Aerial photo)

Surrounded by jungle on one side and wild waves on the other, the in-course is like being in another world. The fairway has two holes overlooking the ocean and a wall of jungle undulating in the wind.
This section might be called “battle against nature” and is quite thrilling to play.
Enjoy the dramatic contrast of the cobalt blue ocean and the deep emerald jungle against the vibrant green fairway. This is one you’ll remember forever.

yardage markers

Each hole has yardage markers planted in the ground, measured from the teeing ground to the center of the green.
The remaining distances from the green to the fairway are marked with round plate markers and the rough is marked with distance markers in the shape of latte stones.
Red-100 yards, White-150 yards, Blue-200 yards

Local Rules

If a ball enters one of the ponds on the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th holes it is to be regarded as a "lateral water hazard".
If a ball enters one of the stone-pitched reservoirs on the 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 11th, 13th or 14th holes the reservoir is to be regarded as an "immovable obstruction".

Driving golf carts

Only persons with a valid driver’s license will be permitted to operate a golf cart, within the area of a golf cart lane.
Golf carts must only be used on golf cart lanes. Please do not ride them off-lane.
Please operate the golf cart safely – reduce speed while going downhill and while driving after rain.

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Hole1 PAR4

The first is a short distance middle hole with a right dogleg. It has a wide fairway and a flat layout. There are bunkers on the right and left of the green and a cluster of three bunkers positioned at the far end.
The first is a short distance middle hole with a right dogleg. It has a wide fairway and a flat layout. There are bunkers on the right and left of the green and a cluster of three bunkers positioned at the far end.

Hole2 PAR4

The second is a middle hole with a wide fairway where some tremendous shots can be made. The wind makes club selection particularly important after the second shot.
The second is a middle hole with a wide fairway where some tremendous shots can be made. The wind makes club selection particularly important after the second shot.

Hole3 PAR5

The third is a relatively short long hole. On the tee shot, avoid the bunker on the left side of the fairway. There is a chance to reach the green in two on this hole but there is an elevated green and a steep incline in the back so caution is required.
The third is a relatively short long hole. On the tee shot, avoid the bunker on the left side of the fairway. There is a chance to reach the green in two on this hole but there is an elevated green and a steep incline in the back so caution is required.

Hole4 PAR3

The fourth is a par 3 hole with the beautiful Pacific spreading out before you. But don’t be fooled by the beauty. This is tough. The green slopes towards a large bunker. For this reason you’ll be better off making shots from the front part of the green rather than the middle.
The fourth is a par 3 hole with the beautiful Pacific spreading out before you. But don’t be fooled by the beauty. This is tough. The green slopes towards a large bunker. For this reason you’ll be better off making shots from the front part of the green rather than the middle.

Hole5 PAR4

The fifth is a relatively short middle hole. If you carefully consider the direction of your shot you can go the rest of the way with a short iron.
The fifth is a relatively short middle hole. If you carefully consider the direction of your shot you can go the rest of the way with a short iron.

Hole6 PAR4

On the sixth hole, if you worry about the pond on the left and go too far right, you’ll lose sight of the green on your second shot. The deep green is very fast, so it’s best to strike from the first part of the green.
On the sixth hole, if you worry about the pond on the left and go too far right, you’ll lose sight of the green on your second shot. The deep green is very fast, so it’s best to strike from the first part of the green.

Hole7 PAR4

The seventh hole is a fairly long and difficult middle hole. You’ll likely be facing a strong wind, so you’ll want to shoot low and keep to the center of the fairway. There is a deep bunker on the left side, so you’ll be safer keeping to the right side.
The seventh hole is a fairly long and difficult middle hole. You’ll likely be facing a strong wind, so you’ll want to shoot low and keep to the center of the fairway. There is a deep bunker on the left side, so you’ll be safer keeping to the right side.

Hole8 PAR3

The eighth is a short hole with a left to right side wind. Reading the wind is especially important. The nature of the green changes from place to place, making things particularly difficult.
The eighth is a short hole with a left to right side wind. Reading the wind is especially important. The nature of the green changes from place to place, making things particularly difficult.

Hole9 PAR5

From the second shot of this long ninth hole, the ground slopes gently downwards. You’ll want to avoid the bunkers that dot the right side of the fairway. You’ll be better off shooting from the early part of the green, because the green is particularly fast, deeper in.
From the second shot of this long ninth hole, the ground slopes gently downwards. You’ll want to avoid the bunkers that dot the right side of the fairway. You’ll be better off shooting from the early part of the green, because the green is particularly fast, deeper in.

Hole10 PAR4

The tenth is a gently sloping middle hole to be hit with a high trajectory. The ground as a whole slopes to the left, so it is best to approach from the right. But when the ball comes to a stop in the middle, the slope becomes increasingly steep.  Therefore, it’s best to aim for the middle of the fairway. The deep green is quite fast, so it’s best to approach the pin from the early part of the green.
The tenth is a gently sloping middle hole to be hit with a high trajectory. The ground as a whole slopes to the left, so it is best to approach from the right. But when the ball comes to a stop in the middle, the slope becomes increasingly steep. Therefore, it’s best to aim for the middle of the fairway. The deep green is quite fast, so it’s best to approach the pin from the early part of the green.

Hole11 PAR4

The eleventh is a difficult middle hole with a right dog leg. The tee shot must be made long enough to pass a rock formation on the left side which extends from the middle of the fairway to the cart road. Keep in mind that the right slope is quite sleep and if you go too far, the second shot will be quite difficult. Long hitters are advised to make their tee shot with an iron.
The eleventh is a difficult middle hole with a right dog leg. The tee shot must be made long enough to pass a rock formation on the left side which extends from the middle of the fairway to the cart road. Keep in mind that the right slope is quite sleep and if you go too far, the second shot will be quite difficult. Long hitters are advised to make their tee shot with an iron.

Hole12 PAR3

The twelfth is a short hole overlooking the ocean. Can you manage not to be fooled by the deceptive ocean and wind? Whether or not you can keep your cool, is the key point. From the white tee, players tend to hit lower than they expect, so proceed with caution.
The twelfth is a short hole overlooking the ocean. Can you manage not to be fooled by the deceptive ocean and wind? Whether or not you can keep your cool, is the key point. From the white tee, players tend to hit lower than they expect, so proceed with caution.

Hole13 PAR5

The thirteenth is a long hole looking over the ocean (par 4 from the red tee). From the second shot, past the 150-yard mark, the left side becomes comparatively wide. Stone hazards on the right and bunkers on the left are to be avoided.
The thirteenth is a long hole looking over the ocean (par 4 from the red tee). From the second shot, past the 150-yard mark, the left side becomes comparatively wide. Stone hazards on the right and bunkers on the left are to be avoided.

Hole14 PAR4

The fourteenth is a somewhat low-hitting middle hole. The tee ground goes to the left (white and blue tees), requiring caution. From the second shot, shooting at a high trajectory is best. It’s longer than it looks.
The fourteenth is a somewhat low-hitting middle hole. The tee ground goes to the left (white and blue tees), requiring caution. From the second shot, shooting at a high trajectory is best. It’s longer than it looks.

Hole15 PAR3

On the fifteenth hole, even though not much wind can be felt at ground level, the ball can be carried off course by winds higher-up. Careful club selection is necessary.
On the fifteenth hole, even though not much wind can be felt at ground level, the ball can be carried off course by winds higher-up. Careful club selection is necessary.

Hole16 PAR4

The sixteenth is a gently-inclined middle hole. Shoot high. Using a tee shot on to the wide fairway, a good shot can go far. The green as a whole slopes to the right, so it’s best to approach the pin from the left.
The sixteenth is a gently-inclined middle hole. Shoot high. Using a tee shot on to the wide fairway, a good shot can go far. The green as a whole slopes to the right, so it’s best to approach the pin from the left.

Hole17 PAR5

The seventeenth is a long hole requiring a sense of direction and distance. Deep in the left are two bunkers. On the right is a steep elevation. The upper green slopes steeply to the right, so it’s best to approach the pin from the left.
The seventeenth is a long hole requiring a sense of direction and distance. Deep in the left are two bunkers. On the right is a steep elevation. The upper green slopes steeply to the right, so it’s best to approach the pin from the left.

Hole18 PAR5

The eighteenth hole is a long middle hole(par 5 from the red tee). As a whole, it slopes to the left. The right of the cart course is jungle. The left slopes steeply to the green. The green is quite a bit longer than it is wide, but shooting too far will put you OB, so be very careful.
The eighteenth hole is a long middle hole(par 5 from the red tee). As a whole, it slopes to the left. The right of the cart course is jungle. The left slopes steeply to the green. The green is quite a bit longer than it is wide, but shooting too far will put you OB, so be very careful.

Hole19 PAR3

特設ホールとして造られたショートホール。(通常このホールは使用していません。)グリーン左側は高さのある砲台形状で難しい。素直に手前から攻めるのが良い。
特設ホールとして造られたショートホール。(通常このホールは使用していません。)グリーン左側は高さのある砲台形状で難しい。素直に手前から攻めるのが良い。

Out Course

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out
Tournament Tee
(BLACK)
342 402 513 167 367 436 433 179 562 3401
Back Tee
(BLUE)
319 374 478 162 359 396 414 173 543 3218
Regular Tee
(WHITE)
94 346 444 136 327 369 374 161 515 2966
Ladies' Tee
(RED)
243 293 414 111 275 321 322 147 450 2576
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 36
Handicap 17 5 15 7 11 3 1 9 13  

In Course

Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Tournament Tee
(BLACK)
399 377 188 515 418 168 425 527 475 3503 6904
Back Tee
(BLUE)
387 353 184 498 407 160 417 509 467 3382 6600
Regular Tee
(WHITE)
352 333 164 466 382 139 367 469 427 3099 6065
Ladies' Tee
(RED)
307 277 92 390 260 122 277 416 401 2542 5118
Par 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 4 36 72
Handicap 18 12 8 10 14 16 6 4 2    

Course Designer

The course was designed by the master of course design, Mr. Robin Nelson. The ocean wind and light come alive as Mr. Nelson uses the dynamism of the coastal beauty of Mangilao.

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