The course, which runs along the coast, has been designed to take advantage of the many natural features. The seaward side is protected by hillocks and dunes covered with marram grass.
James Braid designed some of the holes, the most spectacular being the tenth which requires a straight drive and a good second shot between dunes.
The course measures 6298 yards from the back tees and has a par of 70. Par for Ladies is 72, on a course which measures 5562 yards.