Course Guide – 3 Column
Hole 3 is a dog-leg right Par 4 headed back to the East. Don’t let it’s length fool you; it is protected by a large tree on the front right of the green and a sand trap on the left side of the green. Don’t go long; out-of-bounds is just behind the green. It plays 328 yards from the Blue Tees, 300 yards from the White Tees, 275 yards from the Gold Tees, and 270 yards from the Red Tees. This is one of the more difficult greens to putt, as the ball usually breaks opposite the way it looks. Hole 3 is the #5 handicap hole.
Hole 4 is the second of two Par 3’s. It is an uphill shot that usually takes one more club to reach. There is usually a slight cross-wind, making it difficult to hit the tough pin placements on the back of the green. Hole 4 plays 168 yards from the Blue Tees, 144 yards from the White Tees, 112 from the Gold Tees, and 107 from the Red Tees. Hole 4 is the number 7 handicap hole. Beware when the pin is on the back left part of the green; there is a severe slope running away from you that makes it difficult to hold the green.
Hole 5 is the shorter of two Par 5’s. It plays 536 yards from the Blue Tees, 507 yards from the White Tees, 481 yards from the Gold Tees, and 475 yards from the Red Tees. Usually playing with a strong south wind, this hole is easily reached for long hitters. Beware, a new sand trap along the right side of the fairway has been strategically placed where most people land their drives. Don’t go left, there are ponds along the left hand side, but they are usually dry. Hole 5 is the #4 handicap hole.
Hole 6 is a par 4 usually into a strong south wind. It has a down-hill tee shot, but then followed by a long up-hill second shot. Precision off the tee box is a must; there is a pond (usually dry) on the left and large mounds on the right. It is a slight dog-leg right. A new sand trap guards the front right of the green. Don’t go long or you will be in the bottom of the Soule Canal with a very difficult chip back up to the green that slopes away from you. Hole 6 plays 449 from the Blue Tees, 421 yards from the White Tees, 393 yards from the Gold Tees, and 388 from the Red Tees. Hole 6 is the #1 handicap hole.
Hole 7 is a short Par 4 headed South. Two bunkers added in 2014 require a precise shot off of the tee box. Strong south winds make your second shot into this difficult green more challenging. There is trouble on the right side of the green, so a precise second shot is a must. Hole 7 plays 336 yards from the Blue Tees, 310 yards from the White Tees, 278 yards from the Gold Tees, and 274 yards from the Red Tees. Hole 7 is the #8 handicap hole.
Hole 8 is another short Par 4, usually playing with a strong south wind behind you. Hole 8 has one of the narrowest fairways, so your tee shot must be accurate. A good tee shot will leave you with a short wedge into a large green. Hole 8 plays 336 from the Blue Tees, 338 from the White Tees, 310 from the Gold Tees and 284 from the Red Tees. Hole 8 is the #6 handicap hole.
Hole 9 is the most difficult Par 4 on the course. Although you are headed north, usually with a strong south wind, it is a long, up-hill tee shot to a fairway that slopes from left to right. A good drive will put you around 200 yards away from your second shot. Sand traps guard the left front of this green. Don’t land short of the green; mounds also guard the front left of the green and will cause you to bounce right off the green. Hole 9 plays 485 yards from the Blue Tees, 470 from the White Tees, 443 from the Gold Tees, and 400 from the Red Tees. Hole 9 is a Part 5 for Women. Although Hole 9 is the #2 handicap hole, it is the most difficult hole on the course.