It is approximately 230 kilometers from the capital Kampala. This town is known for its Hindu temples and the Tororo rock looming over the town. This town has been known as one of the most thunderous places in the world with frequent thunderstorms occurring.
Tororo golf club is a nine holes course that offers different tees for the second nine that gives a golfer a slightly different experience from the outward half but onto the same greens; the course measures approximately 6,352 yards for the 18 holes and is located at the bottom of the Tororo rock.
HOLE BY HOLE COURSE ANALYSIS.
The first hole is a par 4, 320 yards in length, teeing off from the highest point on the entire course and generally sloping towards the green, the distance, the slope makes it a drivable hole, no major obstruction apart from the out of bounds on right of the green and the bunker at the back of the green, whichever shot you’re comfortable with off the tee will do (fade or draw) leaving a chip onto the green.
The tight tree lined second hole is a par 5, measuring 480 yards, and quiet challenging with an out of bounds on the left starting right from the tee box to about 380 yards from the tee, with trees running along with their branches overlapping the left part of the fairway, and an out of bounds on the right side that runs all the way to the right of the green. With the fairway sloping from left to right into thick rough, playing into a raised green that slopes off the green in all directions with a green side bunker on the right. In playing this hole, a draw is the favored short off the tee which leaves you approximately 220 yards into the reachable par 5.
One of the shortest holes on the course is a 133 yards par three 3rd, open hole with 2 bunkers on the front, one on the left and another at the back, pitching onto an egg like green that slopes off the green in all directions, which makes it hard to stop the ball on the green.
The only dogleg left on the entire course is the 4th hole measuring 409 yards, fairly flat fairway; open from the tee box which allows either a cut shot or a draw, with trees from about 150 yards on both sides running onto one of the smallest greens on the course which is protected by a greenside bunker on the left.
The par 35th hole measuring 150 yards with trees on the right all the way to the green and at the back, with two bunkers on the front and one at the back and the green sloping to the left and front. While playing this hole, you need a lot of spin to stop the ball on the green or play it to the right and rely on your short game.
Onto the 6th hole par 4, 418 yards in length, straight hole with a fairly flat fairway sloping all the way to the green, with an out of bounds on the right from off the tee to the right of the green, with huge tall trees on the boundary line which force you to keep the ball low, with thick rough on the left and a bunker to trap the long hitters from about 100 yards to the green. For this hole you just need to keep your ball on the fairway.
The raising 7th, one of the shortest par fours on the course 326 yards in measurement, out of bounds running from tee to green, thick rough on the left from about 150 yards to about 30 yards to the green playing over some huge trees on the right part of the fairway onto a raised green, with a greenside bunker bordering the out of bounds line. While playing this hole, the advice is precision rather than distance, a tee shot of about 220 yards would leave you about 100 yards for your approach shot into the green.
The par 5 8th measuring 492 yards, fairway sloping severely from right to left, trees on the left from about 100 yards from the tee to about 160 yards to the green with huge rough at the bottom of the rock running from tee to green, onto a raised green on the left. This hole is tricky but any shot from the tee would work (fade or draw) play the ball to the right of target and allow it to slope left since the ball will most likely be above your feet.
The most difficult hole on the course is the deadly 9th, a par 4 measuring 458 yards (502 yards par 5 at the back and stroke index 2) dogleg right from about 100 yards to the green with the fairway severely sloping from right to left, with thick rough at the bottom of the rock to your right, an out of bounds at the bottom of the slope onto a green which is protected from the front with a bunker with an another out of bounds on the right and back of the green. A cut shot on this hole would be the best shot because it would take out the out of bounds on the left and the slope would neutralize the balls roll to the right.