Hole By Hole Tour With Pro's Tips
Lone Pine - This pretty, straight away
starting hole is a 360 yard par four. With a well placed tee
shot, center or left center, this hole plays quite easy. You
don't need to hit it too long off the tee, but avoid going too
far right or left as you may be blocked out on your second
shot. Try to stay below the pin on your approach shot as the
green slopes quite a bit from back to front.
Tee shot: 200-250 yards center or left center of the
Easy Dog - A good hole to let out the shaft
on, this short 340 yard par 4 has ample driving area. The
dogleg right may tempt you to play the right side, but playing
your tee shot straight gives you the best approach shot to the
green and avoids the large beautiful white pines guarding the
dogleg. The front right side of the green is guarded by a sand
bunker and the green slopes slightly from back to front.
Tee shot: Everything in the bag played center of the
fairway although a long fade can also be ideal.
Beaver Pond - This 460 yard par 5 may be
the easiest hole on the course to make a birdie on. But it's a
little tricky in that it doglegs left and then back right just
a bit and there is out of bounds on the right. There is a
swampy patch of trees to the right center 250 yards off the tee
which should be avoided. Play the left side of the fairway off
the tee to position yourself for your next shot. The green is
surrounded by 3 sand bunkers and is slightly elevated with not
too much room in back. The smart play is to lay up in the right
center of the fairway for a straight forward shot to the pin.
Long hitters can get to this green in 2.
Tee shot: Left side of fairway gives you the best look
at the green, center of fairway is fine for lay-up
Little Road Hole - A straight forward par
3. This hole plays about 165 from the white tees and a
monstrous "pack a lunch" 237 yards from the blues. The green
can be tough to hold and read as it has a bit of a crown
running down the center from left to right.
Tee shot: Ideal shot is front of the green. Shots center
to back often go over.
Lateral Attraction - This dogleg left par 4
of 349 yards may be the most difficult on the course. It
requires a well placed tee shot down the left side of at least
190 yards to even see the green. The fairway slants sharply
left to right and any tee shots center or right of center will
most likely roll toward or into the lateral creek hazard. Once
you have navigated into a position for an approach shot, you
will see an elevated postage stamp-sized green. Don't go right
or you will be bouncing into the woods. A wise play is front
center of the green. This green slopes left to right more than
Tee shot: Favor the left side of the hole with a shot
200 - 225 yards.
Uphill Battle - This uphill all the way par
3 can be extremely difficult from the back tees or just
moderate from the new front tees. Hit 2 clubs more than the
distance particularly if prevailing wind is in your face. Green
is huge and has a protective sand bunker back right. The
putting surface has quite a slope from back to front.
Tee shot: Hit more club than you think.
The Snake - It's a long and winding road to
the green on this 500 yard par 5. The landing area off the tee
slopes sharply left to right so anything hit right or even
center of the fairway bounces down into a difficult rough area.
With a recent redesign, lay-up shots are much easier to
navigate. Play your lay-up shot with plenty of club to the
center or left center of the fairway. Very large green with
slight slope from back to front.
Tee shot: Use the large white pine on the left edge of
the fairway as your target line. Hit down the left side 200
yards or longer to position for next shot.
Big Dog - A longish par 4 that doglegs
sharply to the left, this pretty 400 yard hole is a good test.
Off the elevated tee, the ideal shot will follow a target line
just right of the distinctive spruce tree. Big hitters may risk
going left of the Spruce but need to thread the needle with a
shot of a least 270 yards to see the green. Tee shots of over
about 240 yards can go through the fairway on the right side if
you get too far that way. The green is guarded by 2 sand
bunkers on the left and 1 in front. Nice sized relatively flat
green to putt.
Tee shot: 220-250 yards on the right side of the big
Gambler's Corner - Finish this challenging
par 4 and you're halfway home. This dogleg right 365 yard hole
gives you good risk/reward options. Play a tee shot straight at
the fairway sand bunker whose front edge is 220 yards off the
tee and you will have about 155 yards to the hole. Or get a
little more bold and hit just right of the bunker to give
yourself a shorter approach shot. Careful though, too far right
and you can be blocked out from the green. The green is long
from front to back, has a large bunker on the left side, and
slopes quite a bit from back right to front left.
Tee shot: A tee shot of 215 yards at the center of the
Roller Coaster - A good par 4 to start the
beautiful back nine. This 350 yard hole features plenty of
elevation changes and also requires correct position to score
well. Off the tee, your drive should favor the left side as the
large trees on the right approaching the green can play pinball
with your shots. Shots over 240 yards down the left side can go
through the fairway. The elevated green requires that you add
about 10 yards to the effective yardage on your approach shots.
Green slants slightly from back to front and is challenging to
Tee shot: 200-230 yards down left side of
Distant Flag - An excellent 500 yard par 5,
this hole gives you many opportunities to be smart, or
otherwise. A fairly wide but narrowing driving area is followed
by a fairly wide but narrowing lay-up area, and then a 2-tiered
green for the Coup de Gras. Played most wisely as a 3 shot par
five with shots of 220, 175, and 100 yards, it can possibly be
reached in 2, or 5. A sand bunker guards the front of the green
with a wet swamp to the left and a very wet pond to the right.
Don't be long as the area over the green slopes sharply down to
Tee shot: Tee shots of 205 - 225 center give best
position for lay-up shot down left side.
Short and Sweet - Take a breath after
maneuvering through holes 10 and 11 at this cute little par 3.
Playing about 135 or 140 from the white tees, this hole offers
the most trouble to the right in the enchanted forest of pines
that you may never get out of if you enter them. The green is
fairly large and slopes quite a bit from back left to front
Tee shot: Center or left center of the green.
Hidden Green - A par is an excellent score
on this 370 yard par four. A late dogleg right with quite an
elevated green makes this a very challenging hole. It behooves
you to either hit a tee shot over 220 yards left of the trees
on the knob, or else be more conservative and play this as a 3
shots to the green hole. No bunkers here but shots missing this
elevated green bound into challenging areas. The green plays
about half a club longer on approach shots and slopes quite a
bit from back right to front left with some tricky reads.
Tee shot: 220-270 yards left of the pine on the
All Righty - This tricky par 4 is a dogleg
left and the watch word here is "STAY RIGHT". Tee shots hit
center or left of center bounce to the left and are either in
the woods or blocked out from the green. The first big pine is
about 195 yards from the white tees and just left of it is the
ideal target area. A well-placed tee shot makes this an easy
par as the green is fairly flat and accessible.
Tee shot: 200-225 yds. at the right side 150
Corner Cutter - This sharp dogleg left is a
risk/reward hole. Hit a tee shot 190-200 yards to the top of
the hill and have a downhill approach shot of about 165 yards
to a green guarded by a bunker in front, trees on the left, and
a pond beyond and on the right side. Or hit the riskier high
tee shot over the corner of the trees with a carry of at least
210 yards and leave yourself an easier approach shot from the
lower level fairway area somewhere between 100-140 yards out.
If you elect to cut the corner, the more you cut the closer you
are, but if you don't carry the trees, it can be tougher than
heck to recover with your dignity.
Tee shot: 225+ yds. over the trees left of the
Sweet Signature - Stop and take a breath
and a picture on this beautiful little par 3. The huge back to
front slanted green makes it easy to get on (what water ?), but
can leave some long breaking putts. The water carry is 100
yards from the white tees and 90 yards from the forward tees.
Try for a 1, go for a 2, take a 3.
Tee shot: Right at it, but below the hole.
Guardian Pine - This par 5 dogleg right
hole gets more difficult as you get closer. The recommended 3
shot way to play it is with shots of about 200, 175, and about
120 to a sharply slanted green where an approach shot below the
hole is key. Big hitters may be able to get there in 2, but
must maneuver around the large pine in the right center, the
unforgiving woods on either side, and the bunker guarding the
front right side of the green (no problem !). In any event, it
is generally better to favor the left side on this hole as most
shots roll down to the right.
Tee shot: 200-260 down the left center.
Clubhouse View - The big finale and a great
finishing hole it is. This shortish par 4 dogleg left provides
not only a gorgeous clubhouse view, but an opportunity to
finish strong as well. A tee shot of 220 yards straight at the
bunker is ideal and will leave you with a short approach shot
to an elevated green. Pay attention to the pin position as the
green is very long and can be deceptive from down below. Hit it
in the middle, hit it on, knock it in, and go enjoy your
favorite beverage on the deck. You've earned it !
Tee shot: 225 yards straight at the center of the
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