The land set
aside for the Serena Norte Golf Club consists of big, bold sand
dunes, and isolated pockets in between.
The saltwater breezes coming from the direction of the
Pacific Ocean Coast, which is the properties western boundary,
have formed the striking dunes.
The course began construction in the summer of 2000 and
opened in late 2001. There
are also plans for an exclusive ocean-side community and resort
hotels. Using our land-based design techniques, the course was laid
out during several days spent walking the land.
routing takes advantage of the magnificent views of the ocean, and
of a mighty, rock ridge that protrudes into the ocean.
This ridge is the backdrop to the 9th green
depicted in the accompanying picture.
Off to the right of the 9th green depicted in
the picture is the area where the 18th hole finishes, alongside
the ocean. Like many
holes at Serena Norte, the par 4, 18th
many avenues to choose from when playing the tee shot.
The most challenging requires a long tee shot carry over
dunes near the ocean. The
angle left into the green is the easiest, and gives open access to
all the pin areas. Upon leaving the 18th green, the players will take a couple
more looks back at where they have been, and realize they have
just had one of the supreme golfing adventures in the entire