Golf course architect Robert E. Cupp integrated the site's gently rolling terrain throughout the 6,632 yard course which encompasses five par 3's, nine par 4's and four par 5's with many natural preserved areas to add to the drama and excitement. Golfers will encounter undulations on several fairways and can anticipate well placed bunkers throughout the course. As with Coal Creek, the superbly conditions greens are sensational, promising true roll. Trees are more prevalent on China Creek, notably on #14 where they define the green. Elsewhere on the course, water may come into play as on the 10th hole where the green is partially guarded, a false front awaits you on the 13th green and golfers will find a challenging two-tiered green on #17. The finishing hole requires an accurate tee shot over a large ravine to an uphill, sloping fairway. Providing the backdrop to the home hole is Newcastle's spectacular clubhouse which one golf writer described as "worthy of English royalty".