The 5th is an interesting hole – probably more interesting than it appears at first glance.
It has a very wide fairway, but only a narrow strip of fairway to hit if the player is to have the ideal second shot. Anything too far right results in a very difficult angle across the greenside bunkers, and anyone left and short of the large fairway bunker faces a blind shot, albeit with a much better angle. Only the perfect drive onto the high ledge of fairway just right of the large fairway bunker earns the golfer the combination of a clear view and line. It is an easy hole to hit the fairway, but it takes an accurate and well thought-out tee shot to provide the best second shot option.