COURSE DESCRIPTION: How to do it…
HOLE 1: Par 4 dogleg right..317 yds. A large bunker guards the corner of the dogleg requiring an iron shot of around 150-170 yds to the left side of the fairway. The tee shot must be positioned to avoid the left rough and not to far so as to be blocked on your second shot. This leaves an uphill blind shot to a 2 tiered well bunkered green..par is a good score on this opener.
HOLE 2: Par 4 dogleg left..362 yds..The driver is required and the tee ball must be positioned in the right side of the fairway to have a second to the green. The long hitter may bite off some by hugging the left hand tree line but the shot is dangerous. The green is flat with a few bunkers, but a accurate iron shot will set up a potential birdie.
HOLE 3: Par 4 straight and narrow downhill ..373 yds. The tee shot must be played down the right edge of the fairway to allow for the contour to bring the ball back to the center. Any shot pulled left is OB and right means a pitch out to the fairway. The second is a downhill iron played to a green nestled in the trees with a serious drop off if the shot goes long..there is room short, but right or left are all trouble. This hole require accurate shots to achieve par.
HOLE 4: Par 3 Uphill blind shot ..146 yds. The par 3 is guarded by a bunker left and the elevation difference requires an extra club to reach the putting surface. The green slopes back to front so long leaves a slippery putt to get the par.
HOLE 5: Par 4 Downhill shot ..300yds. This is a risk reward hole in the round, and those who can control their tee ball may drive it close or on the green. The risk is a creek that guards the front of the green and any shot off line more that 10 yds will be in woods or OB. The green is slightly raised so even the safe layup must be down to the bottom of the slope or a very difficult second will be left to this green. This is a birdie hole for those who are gamblers.
HOLE 6: Par 4 sharp dogleg left 325 yds. Tall trees prevent any chance to cut the dogleg so an iron shot of about 165yds is required to position your ball in the fairway at the crest of the hill. This will leave a downhill..sidehill second shot to a large green protected by bunkers left and right. A second that hits the green will be a well played shot..par is a very good score.
HOLE 7: Par 3 downhill 138 yds. Get out the short iron and go birdie hunting. This green is pitched back to front with a large surface and the ball will stay where you hit it. Any shots off line or long will require a difficult pitch to a sloping green. This is a birdie chance with a well stuck iron.
HOLE 8: Par 4 downhill slightly moving to the left…270yds. This hole is a very interesting hole with several options. Water will come in to play with a creek and pond short of the green and a large pond to the left. The green is set up on a slightly raised area requiring a second shot that must be long enough, but not too strong to roll through the back as the putting surface slopes slightly away from you. If you choose to be aggressive hit it straight and long and a birdie will be yours. Those who play a more conservative game layup short of the creek with a 185 yd shot and play a short pitch over water to get the job done.
HOLE 9 : par 3 over water..156 yds. The finishing hole is a good par 3 with a well bunkered green left, right and long right. The tee ball must carry a pond and then find the correct distance to a rather large green in order to have a birdie putt. The hole can be hidden on this green in some very difficult positions, so your choice of iron will be very important..par is a good score.