Short, straight par 4. Water on the right side of the fairway approx. 170 yds. out. Approach shot to a large green sloping from back to front. A good scoring opportunity to start your round!
A good drive that hugs the right side of the fairway on this gentle dog leg left is necessary to get the desired angle to a green that slopes away on both sides. Large trees guard the left fairway approach, and a hazard area on the right awaits those who stray too far. This par 4 is one of the finest challenges our Front 9 has to offer!
Short, picturesque par 3. The tee shot demands a carry over water that comes within 20 yards of a green with a gentle left to right slope, and a long bunker behind it. A large tree guards the left side.
This hole has been redesigned since 1998. While short in length, #4 offers plenty of water. A pond is in front of the tee, with a hazard area on the right side of the hole carrying about 200 yards. All along the left side of the fairway is another large pond running parallel with the hole. This is hard to see from the tee. An accurate drive is crucial here. Fairly simple green with a grass bunker on the right.
The key to this hole is a straight tee shot. Trees line both sides of the teeing area, creating a unique visual. With OB on the right side all the way to the green, you may use an iron or hybrid here to increase the accuracy of your tee shot. A shot of 200 yards over the creek leaves a 150 yard approach shot to a small green.
This par 5 features a tree lined fairway with water long and left, and OB down the entire right side. Approach shot to a wide green sloping gently from back to front. Bunker short and right. A good birdie opportunity for the accurate player!
Don’t let this medium length par 3 fool you. First impressions may be that it is not too difficult. But with bunkers on both sides of a large, precarious green that slopes from back to front and falls away on both sides, this is an extra shot waiting to happen!
Playing this hole requires another reasonably straight tee shot. You need to carry a small valley in the fairway about 190 yards off the tee to be on flat ground for your second shot. A bunker guards the right side approach to a quick green. Water short, and down the left side.
This par 5 offers a baby dog leg left. Ideal drive is down the right side of the fairway, with plenty of room to the right. Beautiful, scenic trees line the left side of this hole. The approach narrows at the green, with a bunker guarding the right side of a green that (once again) slopes from back to front, and falls away steeply just over the left side. Long and left is sure trouble on this hole, regardless.
Expanded to 18 holes in 1990, the Back 9 showcases many visually pleasing and challenging holes. Hole #10 is a spectacular beginning to the this 9. A dog leg left par 4 with a downhill approach shot over the creek, this hole is as beautiful as it is dangerous. A tee shot to the 150 yd. post, or over the iconic ‘pump house’ for the more courageous golfer leaves you in the ideal position. This hole is all about placement, with a green subtley leaning right, and guarded by trees on the left.
#11 is an alluring par 3 with multiple options. The blue tees measure up to 216 yds. downhill, while the red tees as low as 125 yds. All tee shots must carry the pond that runs from near the tee box to the fairway, with water to the right of the green/cart path as well. This extremely long and undulating green measures over 100 feet in width, so any two putt is a job well done!
This hole looks easier than it plays. While it is a fairly straight, downhill par 4, it is the longest hole to this point on the course. Bordered by the road on the right, and homes on the left, the approach shot to a menacing green still usually leaves plenty of work to do. Par is a good score here!
IF you thought par was a good score on#12, try #13 on for size. A rather lengthy dog leg left par 4, #13 is our #1 handicap hole. Playing through the Cross Creek villas, this hole favors a draw off the tee. There is a split fairway about 200 yards out from the tee box. A large mound defends the right side of this good sized, notoriously fast green. Short sided, or behind the green is true peril!
Shortened to a par 3 in 2017 to accomodate the construction of the new Executive course, (set to open late 2018) this par 3 has trouble surrounding it. Long and any direction will make things very difficult. Water left of a green that slopes from back to front, with several subtle breaks. The safest place? Lay up.
This is one of the prettier holes on the golf course. With trees running the entire left side of this dog leg left, and 2 ponds to navigate, this par 5 is a very entertaining option. A large tree sets about 20 yards from the first pond on the left side of the fairway. Only the longest hitters can hit this green in 2, so staying right is a good strategy. A slightly uphill green is not very difficult, but big enough to challenge all levels of play.
This hole is a straight par 3, but plays gradually uphill so you will need to hit more club than normal. A mound positioned on the right side by the green can also add some quirky bounces. OB to the right, and the road to the left squeezes this hole even tighter. A large green makes getting close to this pin a fine accomplishment.
Number 17 provides the golfer with a couple of options. A gorgeous risk/reward par 4, the big hitter has a chance of hitting the tee shot over the woods on the left and even on the green. You will need a little local knowledge to find the right angle, and a little luck to execute this shot. Golfers must carry a pond in front of the tee (approx. 140 yards to make it across) with a tee shot of around 180 yards (Just past 150 yd. post) ideal to get a good angle to the green. Then an uphill approach over the creek and between trees to a green mounded towards itself on the right side and around the back. Trees just right of the green. Success on this hole depends on a good strategy, and a straight shot.
This dog leg right is a most amazing finishing hole. Another visually stunning hole, this par 5 demands a tee shot long enough to carry the creek that curls in front of the fairway and along the right side. A large tree sits on the right side of the fairway. From the blue and white tees, a 190-200 yard carry is necessary. Fairway slopes right all the way, with trees and OB in play if too far right. A narrow approach shot to a smallish green with a bunker short and left awaits. Once again. Stay left.
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