Do you enjoy looking at pictures of golf holes? I sure do! I enjoy looking at how beautiful the landscape shapes and accentuates the fun and difficult aspects of a golf hole. Additionally, I enjoy looking at pictures to figure out how to play the hole that matches my capabilities.
I played this hole at the 31 Veteran’s Day of Golf in June. I enjoy looking at this picture because is beautiful and at the same time extremely challenging! Every once in a while I like to look it over to see if can add to what I believe are aspects of the hole that I might have missed.
At a total length of 404 yards, this hole has many challenges. Here is how I see this great hole:
- To start, the elevation change is about 75 feet with a carry to the fairway of about 200 yards.
- The distance to the trees on the right is about 250 yards off the tee that will block your approach to the green if you hit the ball to the right.
- The best line off the tee is along the left over the middle of the rough. This line does have its challenges as the carry is 225 yards to the fairway.
- Your approach shot has several challenges. If you have a clear shot, the water is the most obvious on the right.
- There is a bunker on the left front.
- The green has raised the left and right sides so all approach shots funnel to bottom left of a long green.
- The right front of the green along the water is raise considerably, so make sure you use a high approach to stay on the green.
- The green has a large ridge on the back left that covers at least a third of the green. This ridge makes a flat looking green play a strong slope that is tough to navigate.
- It is important to stay below the pin on the left side if you want a chance to sink your putt.
- Lastly, this hole looks like a ‘grip it and rip it’ style hole, but course management is very important to make sure that you make your birdie.
If you are wondering, I double the hole by pulling my tee shot left into the rough. Chipped out on the fairway short of the water (I could not go at the green). I chipped on to the green and my ball rolled down to the front of the green approximately 50 feet from the pin which was located on the top right. A smooth three putt, due to my first putt coming up 15 feet short (misread the slope). I would love to play this hole again; if I had the opportunity, things would be different!
An extension and benefit of looking for golf holes is reading golf course reviews! I am always interested to read how others feel about certain courses and sometimes how they would play a hole.
If you are looking for some great golf course reviews check out Mike at 36aday, Josh at Golf is Mental, Dave at One Bearded Golfer, and Jimmy at Tiger Golf Traveler. I hope you enjoy their take on golf, I know I sure do!
So I ask again! Do you enjoy looking at pictures of golf holes?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!