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OBGOLF

08 October 2017

A Hidden Gem in the South Pacific

In August, Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course successfully hosted the fourth Fiji International, co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia, the Asian Tour, and the European Tour. The international event has lifted the course into the world’s top golf destinations. 

Fiji’s Natadola Bay Championship Course, which opened for play in June 2009, has captured the attention of the world since it began staging the Fiji international in 2014. Prior to becoming the home of the international Tour event, Natadola Bay underwent a renovation spearheaded by famous Fijian golfer Vijay Singh. The former world number one player helped to redesign 15 of the 18 holes.

Natadola Bay unveiled a beautiful landscape for golf players of all levels to enjoy. Measuring 6,566 meters from the championship tees, the course offers a fascinating and mysterious combination of coastal water holes, cascading valley holes played from towering hilltop tees, and moderate open holes nearer the clubhouse. 

When facing the challenge of the par-72 championship-standard golf course, you will be amazed by the sparkling backdrop of waves breaking on the coral reefs of the Pacific Ocean on almost every hole. With scenery so beautiful, you may find yourself struggling to concentrate while playing your shots. 

Fijian culture has influenced some of the features of Natadola Bay: native Bala-Bala trees dot the course; long ferns, said to be the residence of ancient spirit gods, are used as distance markers; and tee markers are in the shape of local “neck-breakers” - wooden clubs that are now thankfully only used to crack open coconuts!

Located alongside the sparkling white sands of Fiji's Natadola Beach, which was voted 'One of the World's Best Beaches', Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course provides the opportunity to play in a paradise that will be etched in your memory forever.

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