Hole No. 1
Tiburón opens with a long par 5. Players are advised to check the distance to the lake off the tee, as it is reachable. Hugging the right side of the fairway will present a chance to go for the green in two. Those laying up should take the water out of play and aim just left of the fairway bunker. This will leave a wedge into the small green.
Hole No. 2
Finding the fairway is paramount on this tight, right-to-left par 4. The support slope on the right side of the fairway will help kick the drive around the dogleg. an accurate second shot is required to this deep but narrow crowned green.
Hole No. 3
Like the previous hole, the support slope on the right side of the fairway can used to avoid the waste bunker that protects the entire left side of the hole and extends behind the green. The generous green is protected left by the waste bunker and right by a collection swell.
Hole No. 4
Aiming left of the fairway bunker from the tee leaves an open approach to the large rolling green. The green complex is protected on the left by the large lake that runs along the entire hole and on the right side by the sod-wall bunker. The smart play is to the center of the green on the approach to take the hazards out of play.
Hole No. 5
Wind conditions can dictate club selection on the longest par 3 on the course. The large green is well protected by sod-wall bunkers left and right. Again, playing to the center of the green is the smart move here. Par is a very good score.
Hole No. 6
The sixth is the longest hole on the course, and the ideal drive is up the left center of the fairway. Only the longest players can reach the green in two, so laying up on the left side of the fairway near the fairway bunkers leaves the best approach to this small shallow green.
Hole No. 7
This short par 4 demands a right-to-left drive to find the fairway. Driver is not necessary off the tee since the left side of the fairway leaves the best angle to the small green.
Hole No. 8
This short par 3 is protected by a lake and sod-wall bunker left and waste bunkers right. A high fade to the right center of the green is the safest play. The slope of the green can be used to collect shots to the protected left pin placements.
Hole No. 9
Finding the fairway is paramount off the tee to this long par 4. The right side of the fairway will leave an approach that requires little or no carry over the water. The safe play is to the right center of the green. Don’t come up short, as sand and water protect the front and left of the green.
Hole No. 10
This short left-to-right par-4 hole gives a player many options off the tee. The conservative play is to lay up short of the left fairway bunkers with a long iron or fairway wood, leaving a short iron to an open green. Those choosing driver off the tee need to play up the right side to avoid driving through the fairway.
Hole No. 11
The play here is a drive up the left side of this straightaway par 4 to leave an open approach. The green is protected on the right side by water and a sod-wall bunker.
Hole No. 12
This long par 3 is protected by water and several large sod-wall bunkers. Wind conditions and pin placement will significantly affect club selection to the large green.
Hole No. 13
Accuracy off the tee is paramount on this short par 4. Like the 10th hole, a long iron or fairway wood is the smart play off the tee. Favoring the right side of the fairway will leave the best approach angle. The distance can be tricky on the approach to this small crowned green.
Hole No. 14
This left-to-right par 5 is a three-shot hole for most players. The longest players can cut the corner off the tee and avoid the water to the right. The left side of the fairway leaves the best angle for the second shot, and players are advised to take enough club to safely clear the water. The green is protected on the right by a large bunker, but attention must be paid to the steep collection swale to the left of the green.
Hole No. 15
The target off the tee on this straightaway par 4 is the bunker on the right side of the fairway. This will leave a medium iron to a large green protected on the left by a large sod-wall bunker.
Hole No. 16
Golfers shouldn’t let the bunker short of the green cause them to misjudge the distance to this par 3. Trust the yardage for club selection on the course’s final par 3.
Hole No. 17
This par 5 is reachable with a good drive up the left side. Be aware of the water up the right side on your second shot. Those laying up should play short of the approach bunkers or up into the generous collection areas left of the green. This leaves a short pitch to a small rolling green.
Hole No. 18
The ideal tee shot on the finishing hole is up the right side of the generous fairway to avoid the water and leave an open approach to the green protected on the left by water and bunkers. The safe play is to the center of the green. Par is a good score here.