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Hole 1: Options Galore
Strap on your thinking capóitís time to play! This short opening par 4 provides numerous options to test your shot-making ability. Option 1: Lay up short of the bunker. Option 2: Hit longer left of the bunker. Option 3: Let it rip and carry the bunker (and possibly land on the green?). Itís your choice. The double green is easily accessible with a right pin placement; back left is very tricky.
Hole 2: All or Nothing at All
Keep repeating to yourself: ďDonít be short.Ē Then take one extra club and hit it. The carry gets longer as the prevailing southerly wind carries the ball right. A little long or left is not a bad place to be on this hole.
Hole 3: Eye of the Needle
Thereís no good reason not to hit two irons on this short par 4. Big oak trees block out anything left. A long sand bunker fronts the water on the right and will catch a tee shot rolling off the fairway. But then you have a 100-yard-plus blast to the green. Hit iron and save yourself the worry.
Hole 5: The Big Apple
How tempting! Of course youíre sure you can drive the ball to the top tier of the fairway down the right. And your playing partner will certainly tell you to go for it. Donít worry about that snaky waste area to the left. If you hit it there, itís only a blind 80-yard bunker shot over sand and more sand. Hey, you can hit that shot tooÖor you can just hit a mid iron into the fairway, a short iron to the green and take the par.
Hole 6: Waste Not Want Not
There are many opportunities for disaster on this short hole. Test the wind before choosing your club. A huge waste area dominates the left and will collect a bad shot. Three pot bunkers await the almost good shot. And a depression splits the green for even good shots. Only a perfect tee shot will leave a birdie putt.
Hole 15: The Brass Ring
Only the longest hitters should go right at the green. Itís longer than it looks across the water. Be smart, play safe, hit left. This leaves a short iron over multiple bunkers to a shallow green. Piece of pie; easy as cake.
Hole 17: Home Stretch
Home Stretch: Donít fade now, especially with all that water to the right. A back right pin is murder. Anything pushed a little will definitely get wet. Play safe and left, and the greenside bunker is waiting. Bailout is short and left of the green.