1st hole – Glory

Tip from the pro

 

The first hole has a “Risk Reward” shot. A good tee shot which travels to the green about 240 yds can set up an eagle. However, if your drive goes wayward you will look at bogey or worse. A smarter play would be to hit a mid to long iron up the fairway leaving yourself a wedge approach.

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Tip from the pro

 

This drive must stay away from long and left as that is OB. A good tee shot here is one that travels about 240 yards up the fairway. The approach shot has two options: roll a low shot up or hit a high ball in. The green slopes back to front so best to leave the approach short of the pin if possible.

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2nd hole – Foreshadow

 

Tip from the pro

 

The 3rd hole has a very tight tee shot. There is trouble on both sides so there is something to be said about hitting it in the short grass here. If you are a long hitter you could try going over the trees on the right cutting off significant yardage but this is risky. The reliable shot would be middle about 200-225yds leaving a mid iron to hybrid approach to green. Par is a great score here due to the dangerous tee shot.

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3rd hole – Devil's Corridor

 

Tip from the pro

 

This hole is fairly narrow from the tee deck and requires that you play to the left or hit a small draw. Driver is a good bet here for most players however if you hit a long ball a hybrid or 3 wood is a smarter play. To land the ball on the green requires a high approach shot as it is well protected with bunkers.

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4th hole – The Pines

 

Tip from the pro

 

This short hole requires that you have precise distance control, as there is a steep slope short and trouble right/left. A short to mid iron is all that is required for most golfers to reach the dance floor here; just choose wisely.

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5th hole – The Chute

 

Tip from the pro

 

This fairway slopes slightly to the right and is a great opportunity for your longest drive of the day as it runs downhill from the tee. There isn’t much trouble out there but a drive down the left is best. The green is reachable in two with a good drive and is pretty forgiving and large.

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6th hole – The Runway

 

Tip from the pro

 

Long hitters can drive the green or get very close but beware the trees just off the green on both sides. The smart play is to hit a shot of about 200 yards. The fairway is fairly wide at this yardage and it sets up a short iron approach to a well bunkered and sloping green. A precise approach is called for here to score well.

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7th hole – Slippery Slope

 

Tip from the pro

 

This long par 3 has no easy or safe way to play. Just hit a long iron or wood depending on your length and be happy if you get a par. The green is large so be sure to be mindful of pin position and give yourself enough club to get there.

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8th hole – Hello Willow

 

Tip from the pro

 

Another very short par 4 that has a very high risk reward. There is trouble everywhere but if you hit a straight shot the green is reachable. A lay up is the reasonable way to play the hole; drive it over the water and leave yourself a short iron to the large green.

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9th hole – Go for Broke

 

Tip from the pro

 

If there is anyway that you can hit a ball that turns to the left a bit, do it. This hole has a narrow chute and than turns pretty sharp left. If your tee shot is straight it just leaves you with a long approach to the green. A driver or fairway wood off the tee is standard here. The approach to the green is straightforward with the option of a low roller or high approach.

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10th hole – Lefty's Dream

 

Tip from the pro

 

A reasonably short hole which sets up well for a driver, plenty of room down the right hand side but a bit tight down the left. A drive which goes 200-250yds is all that is needed to leave a mid iron to the green. Try and keep the approach to the left as it is the safer side.

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11th hole – Off the Rails

 

Tip from the pro

 

A very picturesque hole but don’t let it fool you; it can be tricky. This tee shot requires that you get the correct distance as the green is short front to back and has a pretty big swale (slope) in the front. If you miss short or to the left you will be faced with a tough uphill pitch. The green also slopes from back to front so try and leave the approach short.

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12th hole – The Prayer

 

Tip from the pro

 

You have a very good opportunity for birdie here. The fairway is reasonably wide but avoid going left of the fairway as trouble lurks. A tee shot that travels about 240yds is ideal as it narrows up towards the hole. The approach is fairly narrow and the green is very deep so be sure to get the distance right.

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13th hole – Higher Ground

 

14th hole – The Signature

Tip from the pro

 

This is the signature hole and it can play very tough. Unless you can hit a drive about 240yds on the fly its best to hit down the fairway and avoid trying to carry the trees on the left. If you can hit a deep ball than align left and aim over about 100-200 feet of trees. The danger is you can’t see your ball land and if your shot is short or to far left it will be lost, so it is a risk reward tee shot. This hole is very long if you can’t fly the trees so just keep your second shot on the short stuff and try and hit the green with the 3rd shot. 5 is a great score here so just try and get through.

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15th hole – Alcatraz

Tip from the pro

 

This is another short par 4 which can be driven greenside by really long hitters but the ideal play is a tee shot of between 225-250yds in the fairway. This will set up a pretty easy approach with a high or low running option. The green is very deep and slopes again from back to front so placement of approach will help to lower your score.

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16th hole – Foregiveness

Tip from the pro

 

This hole is a tough mid length par 3. It is all carry to the pin and usually into a prevailing wind. I would recommend playing an extra club and taking a smooth swing here. Hitting it short here could mean ending up in the meandering creek.

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17th hole – Amen

Tip from the pro

 

This is a long par 5 that requires a good drive. Driver is about the only logical club here so take a swing and keep it away from OB left. The second shot is hit to a forgiving landing area unless your tee shot sails around 280 plus than it can be a green light to go for the green. The green has a fairly wide opening to allow for low approaches and high ones.

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18th hole – Redemption

Tip from the pro

 

A fairly difficult and long finishing par 4. Just think of this hole as a short par 5 and go for the green in two!! I recommend a driver or 3 wood off the tee avoiding a shot that goes left as OB is lurking. Once off the tee just hit a hybrid or long iron at the center and hope it rolls up. There isn’t much to worry about greenside here.

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