The golf course was designed in 1973 and was opened in 1975. The designer, Robert Trent Jones Snr. who designed Valderrama, thought long and hard about the course. He has made it playable for all types of golfers but also hard enough for the better golfers off the back tees. It is a challenge to all golfers, as there are many hazards that include water, bunkers and wooded copses. The course allows a bad drive but the second shot is always the hardest to play. The majority of the greens are thin and elevated, which makes club selection that little bit harder.