Former Ladies Masters champion Cheyenne Woods rates the revamped Royal Pines as "unrecognisable" from the course on which she triumphed in 2014.
Players in Thursday's opening round will confront a testing 5,893m par-73 course following a complete re-design by Graham Marsh.
"It's going to be a good challenge that really forces you to think your way around the course," said Woods, who shot 12-under to win two years ago.
"It is almost unrecognisable from two years ago and some holes are completely different.
"Around the greens is very interesting with run-offs, undulations and mounds."
The new Royal Pines is vastly different to the relatively flat, benign 18 holes which seven-time champion Karrie Webb obliterated with a 26-under-par score in 2010.
Woods is playing her fourth successive Ladies Masters and tees-off at 7.25am (AEST) today in a grouping with Laura Davies and Gwladys Nocera.