STROKE HOLE #7: This is a rather benign Par 5, if played with intelligence. The tee box is elevated looking out over a fairly narrow fairway, protected by bunkers out about 250 yards. Avoid the out-of-bounds that runs down the entire left side of the fairway. A drainage depression awaits an errant tee shot to the right. Only the longest hitters should consider challenging this green in two shots.
STROKE HOLE # 17: This is the shortest hole on the Course, but don’t get cocky. Club selection is at a premium when the pin is positioned deeper than the first 1/3rd of this hourglass-shaped green. There is a large deep bunker to the right rear of the green.
STROKE HOLE #5: Pick your poison. Like many, if not most, of the fairways here, this hole places a premium on accuracy. A cautious tee shot will leave a demanding approach shot into this narrow green with trouble long and right. An aggressive tee shot may lead to a manageable second shot, although the strategy could bring the trouble on either side of this hole into play. Try to avoid the deep fairway depression on the right.
STROKE HOLE #11: Out of bounds on the left may make the right side of this hole look inviting from the tee. But don’t get sloppy as the lies to the right of the cart path are no bargain either. Your second shot requires good club selection. Beware of the trouble that is lurking short of the green on both sides. The upside is that it is a nice wide green to hit into.
STROKE HOLE #13: This is a very short Par 4 with a narrow fairway and a bunker about 180 yards out. Your second shot is the key to this hole. Place your tee shot on the right near the fairway bunker to set up a lofted shot into the somewhat deceptive green. Caution, there is no “bail-out” area around the putting surface.
STROKE HOLE #1: This is the widest fairway on the course. The hole is a slight dogleg to the right. A lack of length, coupled with a generous elevated landing area, makes this a great hole to attack off the tee. Easily reachable in two for the power hitters.
STROKE HOLE #15: An all-carry Par3. Select the proper club, as this hole has one of the deepest greens on the course. You will pay dearly for tee shots that miss long or in the deep bunker on the right.
STROKE HOLE #9: The water carry from the elevated tees is not nearly as bad as it may first appear. This is a dogleg right that will temp long hitters to drive the green. But if you take a chance and go for it, you may be looking at a big number. Play it safe and you will be hitting a pitch shot to the green.
STROKE HOLE #3: A very narrow hole with an elevated tee offers a fantastic view of the North River. A realistic birdie opportunity for an accurate player. The prudent play for most, however, is to play the hole conservatively. Keep in mind, the ” greedy pig most often is the first to go to slaughter.”
STROKE HOLE #4: The back nine begins with the longest Par 4 on the course. Your tee shot will end up in the valley. Drive at or just left of the fairway bunker. You’ll need to hit a solid second shot and fly all the way to the large elevated green. Quite challenging.
STROKE HOLE #18: The elevated tee makes for a beautiful hole that plays much shorter than its yardage would indicate. Don’t be deceived by the ranking of this hole, however. The angled green makes club selection difficult and there is trouble fore and aft. Flirting with the right side of this green may be “hazardous” to your score.
STROKE HOLE #8: Don’t let the yardage mislead you. this is one difficult Par 4. A dogleg right that should be played with extreme caution. You have to carry over wetland to a small landing area, which actually widens about 225 yards out. Aim just right of the fairway bunker if you possess power. Otherwise, select a club that will clear the wetland by 30 yards, leaving you only 120 yards to the green. Land the approach shot on the front of this hard to hold green with trouble behind.
STROKE HOLE #2: Red stakes left, right. Water guarding the front of the green. The narrow fairway must be challenged if you hope to hold par. Your second shot generally requires a carry over water to a small green with a sandy, rocky bank behind it. Don’t try to be a hero, if you can’t hit a reasonably lofted club into the green on your second shot, you’d be best served to ‘lay up’ in the bail out area to the right. Most players feel this is the most difficult hole on the course.
STROKE HOLE #14: This is an elevated tee box, as are most of the Par 3s on the course, where the wind comes into play on the majority of days. There is only one choice here; hit your ball onto this ‘push up’ green or you will have your work cut out to save par. This is a brutal hole that requires accuracy and good club selection. The least penal areas for a recovery are short or left.
STROKE HOLE #6: Another Par 5 that can be reached in two shots by many. That option is particularly risky on this hole. Once again, the prudent choice for most would be to lay up short of the fairway bunker and play this as a three-shot hole. Avoid the deep green-side bunker to the front right.
STROKE HOLE #12: A great risk/reward Par 4. A long well-placed drive across a wide ravine can leave you no more than a chip shot to this hole. Most players should opt to play a well managed tee shot over the trouble to the 100 yard marker without getting blocked behind the large tree on the right; setting up a full second shot to the pin.
STROKE HOLE #16: Don’t let the beautiful vistas distract you while playing this challenging Par 3 ‘Signature Hole.’ This hole, guarded on three sides by steep banks and vegetation, requires your full attention. Similar to the 14th, this hole has no good bailout area, so if you’re going to miss this elevated green, it had better be short.
STROKE HOLE #10: We finish the round with an honest Par 5. Again, this hole has a narrow fairway made even narrower by the terrain. Your tee shot will want to bounce toward the fairway bunkers on the right. A faded tee shot into the hill is ideal. Don’t count on a generous bounce off the steep hill on the far right, as balls are likely to get caught up. Position the second shot to allow for a full swing into this raised green, which is guarded by a deep pot bunker on the right side and trouble long.
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