The Mercara Downs is a 18 hole links style layout. The course is built with strong undulations along the fairway & greens as the layout uses the natural contours of the land. It is a Par 70 course that plays to 5497 yards & has a course rating of 67.
Fast greens, deep bunkers, undulating fairways & windy conditions make it a very Scottish style course. Greens here have false fronts, huge elevation changes, deep bunkers and are a challenge to attack.
The green at the opening hole a 337 yard, Par 4 is precariously perched at the top of the hillock with 2 bunkers protecting the rear & is a fantastic starting hole.
The 250 yard, 12th hole is very much a birdie opportunity as long as you do not allow the carry over the water to distract you.
The setting sun over the 18th hole always provides a surreal end to your afternoon round at the Mercara course. The 8th hole - a par 3, 179 yard design is the 4th toughest hole on the course.