This hole is the start to a very demanding front nine. A sharp dog leg to the left, about 200 yards from the tee. With high pine trees guarding the dog leg it makes for a big drive to cut the corner. A good drive will leave for a medium to long iron into a slightly elevated green. A dip in the fairway just short of the green keeps shots from rolling on. The green is guarded by a bunker on the right and left. A deep creek is out of bounds to the rear and left of the green. A great starting hole.
The tee shot on this hole is a key to par. Trees line both sides from tee to green with out of bounds on the residential property to the left side of the fairway. Some big hitters have been known to hit an iron or fairway to keep it in play. The green slopes hard from right to left making pin placements on the right most difficult. Bogies are not uncommon on this hole.
This sharply uphill dogleg is lined with trouble—heavy tree stands on both sides. If the tee shot is not kept to the left the player may be blocked by trees on the right side of the fairway. Second shots are to a green guarded by a bunker on the right, plus a drop off to the rear. The green is narrow and long.
Keeping the ball on this green which slopes from right to left is the key to making a par or birdie. The green is heavily bunkered on the right side which forces a shot to the high side of the hole. There is a small bail out area to the right, but be careful it leaves a tough downhill chip shop. A short hole, but not easy.
This is the No. 1 handicap hole on the course. It requires a long iron or short wood shot to reach the fairway which has a Z pattern. Driver is a gamble. Gullies and creeks run along both sides of the fairway. It is easy to waste a stroke if your shot reaches the creeks. Second shots with either woods or irons usually carry to two dips around a dogleg to the right. The approach shots are to sharply rising fairway and large green sloping severely from back to front. It’s very easy to spin a ball of this green. The green is also guarded by a deep bunker on the left. A 5 on this hole is always a good score.
The downhill trek starts on this slight dogleg to the left. As the fairway slopes to the right, some golfers hit irons to ensure their ball doesn’t reach the trees on both left and right. Second shots are to a long green that is guarded on the right by a deep trap. Pin placement is the key: if in front it is fairly level but it becomes trickier to the rear where the green slopes heavily to the right.
Water comes into play for the first time here as players must carry a 50 yard long pond that fronts one of the largest greens on the course. The elevated tee affords an easy view of the green that is long on the left but narrows to the right. Sharp banks fall off to the right and rear. You can reach this fairly flat green and still be a long way from the hole.
This dogleg to the right is one of the most picturesque on the course. The fairway is lined with trees from tee to green. Its length is minimized by being sharply downhill all the way. Tee shot placement to the top of the hill is key. The green is pitched from back to front to accept a high approach shot. Birdies are frequent here.
Another downhill hole has a narrow fairway lined with trees most of the way to the green. Players must keep the ball straight off the tee to be able to reach the large green with a medium iron. The green, however, is slanted away from the player with a slight rise at the back. So it is easy to run over the green with an errant shot. A bunker guards the right side of the green.
After play through tree-lined holes on the front nine, the big hitters can let out on this wide uphill carry. Trees line the left side. With a following wind, this green can be reached in two for an eagle try. The green has a wide opening on the right but has a bank and a deep bunker on the left. Most putts uphill are fairly routine but going the other way are tough to stop near the hole.
This is another long straight hole. Not a lot of trouble off the tee. Good tee shots will usually run a long ways on this downhill par four. The second shot requires a carry over a pond to a green the slopes from front to back. There is some room in the front so shots that land short will generally run onto the green.
A short par four that the big hitters can come close to reaching. The fairway is narrow and guarded by heavy trees on both sides. The green is also protected by 2 bunkers. One on each side. Something short off the tee will almost guarantee a par. A gamble to get close with the driver may result in second from the trees.
This hole looks straight forward but can be tricky. Bunkers line the left side of the fairway. The hole is protected by trees on both sides becoming heavier on the left nearing the green. Approach shots need to be precise on this hole. A back pin is the easiest. Be careful of the front hole locations. The green slope from right to left and a even a well struck approach shot to a front pin can get away from you.
The best birdie hole on the course is this short par 4. Large bunkers can catch tee shots on right and left on this comparatively wide fairway. The green that slopes from back to front will hold most wedge shots. But beware of the pond at the front and left side of the green and a bunker on the right.
The longest par 3 on the course, this hole is fairly straight forward. The difficulties here are out-of-bounds to the left, a huge bunker on the left and right with a medium size green the does not have a ton of slope. Get the ball on the green and you have a good shot at birdie.
This is a long uphill par 5. A big dog leg to the right. Big hitters can try to carry the tall trees on the corner with a chance to reach in two. The best option is play it out to the left so you have a look at the green. The approach to the green is severely uphill making players take an extra club to get there. The green is sloped hard from back to front making it easy to spin a wedge off the front. 5 is never a bad score here.
An elevated tee permits a giant drive to a fairway that is gently downhill all the way to the green. The hole doglegs slightly to the left so it is important to keep the tee shot in the center or right of center. A medium iron must navigate around bunkers that guard each side of the fairly flat, round green. Good scores are common here.
A dog leg left. Good finishing hole that requires a precision tee shot. Working around the trees and grass knolls on the left will allow a short iron for approach. The green is large and has a small slope from back to front. Making it very easy to hold you second shot. Bunkers protect both sides of the green. This is a great chance to finish with a birdie.