The par 3s at Westlake don’t add up to much in total distance (ranging from 133 to 169 metres off the tips) yet are a formidable quartet, even with three of them advantageously playing slightly downhill. The third has no need for a sand trap, instead it has a devilishly narrow green running steeply from front to back and then falling abruptly off into a swale. Putts here turn sideways. The sixth green is bunkered on the left, with ample bail-out room right, yet the green slopes away to the sand making the pace of pitches and putts tricky to judge. No 15 is the shortest par 3 but the two-tier green, narrow in front and well-bunkered, is exposed to cross-winds. No 17 through an avenue of trees (again, not a bunker in sight) has another awkward long green, this one rising from front to back over a ridge. Missing left leaves a delicate recovery due to the sidehill slope. The course is in fine shape, greens superb.