Hole one is definitely a birdie hole. A solid drive with a slight draw can bound to the green for a big hitter. The green slopes from back to front and is protected with bunkers to front right and left sides. Beware of the stream that runs down the left side of the fairway.
Hole two, perhaps one of the most difficult holes on the course, this par 3 measures approximately 175 yards from the back. It requires a very accurate tee shot. When shooting for the green, keep your shot to the right side of the green, as everything kicks hard left. Also, you do not want to be above the pin, severe downhill putt faces you if you do. There is a bunker front left of the green and a stream along the left side from tee to green.
Hole three, although this is the #1 handicap hole on the course, the big hitters can plan on a birdie. With a drive up the left side of the fairway, the ball will bound forward to the green with a right hand bounce. The lesser hitters can shoot for the top of the hill and expect a 80-100 yard approach to a crowned green. Over the green and you’ll be buying new windows for the clubhouse. (Right….Denny?)
Hole four, other than the “tunnel” tee shot, this par 4 is pretty straight forward. Keep the drive to the right for the best approach to the green where everything kicks left. Bunkers left front, right front, and right middle. Disaster lurks behind and to the left of the green.
Hole five, this is a good test for the “big ego”. A towering shot over the trees on the left side can yield a tidy number. From the back tees, over the trees, to the green is approximetly 185 yards. The only thing is you’d better hope it’s over the trees, and then it stops at the green or it’s over. The safe play is an iron off the tee to the backside of the ditch and a pitch onto the green which slopes back to front. There is a stream up the left side and woods over the green. Tall grass to the right of the green.
Hole six is 6.195 yards or sheer agony! This challenging par 3 is all carry to a two-tiered green that is like a cement parking lot. The trick is to hit just enough club to slam into the small bank in front and trickle onto the green. There are woods to the left and a small pond just short and right of the green. Behind the green and you’re out of bounds. A bogey here is like a birdie. Good luck!! (Oh yeah! There is a store behind the green. If you go to it, you must yield to the groups behind you. Better yet, use our clubhouse snack bar and support the club!)
Hole seven, the first of par 5’s. From the back tee’s the challenging tee shot over the pond and placed well behind the two islands of trees, will give the possibilities of reaching the green in two. The next trick is to get around the big pine tree in the middle of the fairway in front of the green and to stay out of the pond on the right. To add insult to injury, there is out of bounds on the right all the way up, diving the 7th and 9th fairways.
Hole eight, grab your hard-hat and chainsaws. The tee shot is a blind down the corridor of trees. A big hitter can easily reach the green on the drive so take that into account for teeing off. Be sure no one is down there. Safe play is to the top of the hill with a short to mid iron, then a wedge to the green. There is a small pot bunker in front left and a pond to the middle left.
Hole nine, the final hole going out is another birdie try, and perhaps and eagle. Grab the driver and let it fly! The only trouble is out of bounds up the left side. If you can hit is 310 yards, challenge the 7th fairway and fade it back to the 9th. The green is two tiered and has trees right, a pond left, and bunker front left and another bunker back right. Free lift from the drainage ditch, which runs up the center of your second shot.