Course Hole Layout
Hole 1 (PDF): The left corner of this dogleg left par 4 introduces you immediately to the steep-faced fairway bunker design often associated with Donald Ross courses. Avoid these bunkers at all costs! A well-placed drive just right of these bunkers will leave you with about 200 yards to a two-tiered green protected by more bunkers front left. Par on this hole is a very good score.
Hole 2 (PDF): This hole has out-of-bounds left, fairway bunkers right, and a creek traversing the hole short of the green. For many players a fairway wood or even a long iron is likely the best choice for the tee shot. A tee shot between 60 and 80 yards or more than 120 yards from the green will reward you with a relatively flat lie, which is important for your approach to the challenging green. Shots hit to the back of the green or barely carrying front right will almost certainly not hold the green.
Hole 3 (PDF): Keep your tee shot left of center of the fairway on this hole to avoid the bunkers on the right. This will set you up well for your approach shot because it takes the bunker guarding the right side of the green out of play, which is especially important when the pin is back right. This is a potential birdie hole when the pin is on the back shelf but aggressive putting when the pin is front left can easily leave you on the collar or beyond.
Hole 4 (PDF): Trust the yardages marked on the tee of this hole. The grass cross-bunker fronting this green hides a swale that will collect tee shots hit short or just onto the putting surface and makes the hole appear shorter than it actually is. Keep your tee shot inside the ridges framing the green and you should be rewarded par or better but miss left, right, or long and par quickly becomes a challenge.
Hole 5 (PDF): The fairway of this hole slopes left to right in the landing area so a good target line is just right of the fairway bunkers on the left. Except for a draw, anything you hit right of center will likely finish in the rough (grass bunkers or beyond) leaving you blocked by the trees bordering the fairway. Hit your approach shot to the same tier as the pin and par or better should be your score.
Hole 6 (PDF): The ideal drive for most players on this hole is just left of the traps at the corner of this dogleg right par 5 hole. From the middle of the fairway the ideal second shot to avoid the bunkers left and right is toward the gray building in the distance. Be especially cautious with your third shot when the pin is back. Anything pin high will likely roll off the back or right side of the green leaving you a difficult up-and-down. Par is a good score on this hole.
Hole 7 (PDF): A well-hit drive just to the right of the bunkers on the left corner of the fairway of this hole will leave you 140 to 160 yards and a flat lie but if you err into the bunkers you'll have no shot to the green. The two-tiered green presents a small target that is difficult to hold for shots not hit near its center. The average player will likely fare best on this hole with conservative shots and the hope of par.
Hole 8 (PDF): This hole provides you the challenges of a small green, a mid-iron or longer tee shot, and little in the way of a preferred-miss target. For anything more than a small miss, left is probably better than right, and long is definitely better than short. A front pin placement will test your putting skills as well. Three is a commendable score on this hole.
Hole 9 (PDF): On this hole a drive just left of the right side fairway bunker should position you well for your second shot. Guard against missing the green left or long with your approach shot as either miss will leave you at best with a difficult third shot and at worst out of bounds. Read the subtle breaks of this relatively level green correctly and a birdie is possible.
Hole 10 (PDF): Aim toward the left side of the fairway of this hole to have your tee shot finish in the short grass of this left to right sloping fairway. Likewise aim your approach shot left of the pin for all but far right pin placements and select enough club to carry at least several yards onto the green, even for front pin locations. As with the previous hole, three quality shots here can produce another birdie.
Hole 11 (PDF): Only very long hitters need be concerned about reaching the ditch that interrupts the fairway about 110 yards from the green on this hole. Aim your tee shot left of center both to avoid fairway bunkers on your right and to be in the best position for your approach shot to the green. Select one club more than usual for your distance and aim right of the pin for all left side pin locations to get near the hole. Front left pin placements afford the best chance for a birdie but par is always a good score on this hole.
Hole 12 (PDF): For most golfers this hole requires an accurate long iron shot to reach the putting surface. A small but intrusive hump at the front left corner and crab apple trees circling the left and back of this green dictate that misses in these areas often require exacting recovery shots to get anywhere near the hole. Aiming your tee shot at the right center part of this green is the safe approach regardless the pin placement.
Hole 13 (PDF): Your ideal drive on this hole will be down the middle of the fairway and long. A tee shot short of the crest of the hill will still leave you 150 to 180 yards to the green. Beyond there a slope stretches down to a creek that crosses your route to the green about 85 yards out. Play your approach to finish below the hole on this receptive and fast green. Par is an excellent score on this hole.
Hole 14 (PDF): From the tees in the chute on this hole keep your drive to the right, as a ball left of center on this hole can easily find fairway bunkers down the left side between 110 and 130 yards from the green. Your approach to the green should be left of the pin except for far-left placements. For a front-right pin placement, aim for the middle of the downslope traversing the green.
Hole 15 (PDF): Unlike the other par 3 feets on the course, this one has a relatively large green. But your target isn't as generous as it might appear; it's imperative that you keep your tee shot below the hole. Anything much above the hole can easily leave you with a longer putt from below the hole for your third stroke or even a chip shot. Birdies on this hole are uncommon .
Hole 16 (PDF): On this hole the left side of the fairway is the preferred location for your approach shot to the green. Trust the fairway yardage markers for your club selection; a hidden swale fronting the green makes this green appear closer than it is. Two good shots on this hole can put you in position for a chance at birdie.
Hole 17 (PDF): This hole presents one of the most challenging drives on the course for most players. Except for very long hitters, the ideal target line is as near the left edge of the fairway bunkers at the corner as your risk tolerance will allow. A creek bed that won't be visible from the left side of the fairway at the dogleg crosses the fairway about 85 yards from the green. Par is a challenge on this hole.
Hole 18 (PDF): For longer hitters who can carry the cross bunker, the target line is the right half of this bunker. Shorter hitters will want to stay right of the bunker entirely. Your second shot should favor the left side of the fairway both to avoid the fairway bunkers on the right and for a better angle to the green. Everything hit to the putting surface will roll left, so plan accordingly. Par on this hole will be a great finish to your round.