This weeks Hong Kong golf lesson is how to play Kau Sai Chau’s East Course Hole 5. The 5th hole is the first let up on this rather difficult golf course in Hong Kong. There’s a large ravine to carry, but from the white tees, the hole usually only plays 120-130 yards. To clear the ravine is only around 100 yards so only complete hackers will have any worries on this hole. If you’ve been taking golf lessons in Hong Kong with any of our Hong Kong golf coaches, then you should have no problems hitting a nice little Pitching Wedge or 9 iron. What makes this hole interesting is it’s fronted by bunkers and if you’re long, you’ll have a particularly difficult shot from a downhill lie to a green sloping away from you.
So unless one of our Hong Kong golf coaches has been giving you golf lessons on the flop shop, you might struggle if you hit it over the green. Regardless of where the pin is, the play is to aim a little left as the green slopes from back to front, and down from the right. You want to be below the hole although the green speeds are never too fast out at Kau Sai Chau so it’s not too difficult a putt even if you’re a bit above the hole.
If you’re in between clubs, take one less and jump on it (hit it a bit harder), there’s a surprising amount of room before the green although if happen to miss the front bunker, the step embankment will likely make your ball come back into the ravine. Hit it on the green! Stay tuned for more golf lessons in Hong Kong!