Hole By Hole
*This is a good warm-up hole. Limber up with an easy drive, then choose a short iron that will carry to the green
*This is a very demanding driving hole. There is out of bounds on the right side. Clear Run meanders in the front along the left side making accuracy as well as distance a must. After the tee shot, there remains a long second shot to an undulating green.
*Going too far to the right sacrifices distance on this tee ball, but with Clear Run beckoning again on the left, the right side is the bail-out choice.
*Pay attention to your yardage: there is a big difference between the blue and white tees on this par 3. There is out of bounds on the left side and behind the green, and going too far right will land you on the #5 tee box.
*A dog-leg to the left with out-of-bounds on the left. This hole sets up perfectly for the courageous golfer to try to draw the ball around the corner. The second shot is long and must go hit between fairway bunkers to an elevated green.
*Those woods on the left are out-of-bounds, but don’t let that deter you from keeping your ball somewhat left of center all the way to the green because the fairway slope is going to push your ball to the right.
*Looking down to this green makes it appear shorter than it really is. Be sure to hit enough club.
*Long, accurate shots are necessary to reach this raised green in regulation. The wily Scot strikes again on bunker placement. Extra distance makes this a tough par 4.
*Fairway bunkers on both sides call for a down the middle drive to put you in good position for your approach shot. Be aware that you must fly well past the forward bunkers to hit the green.
*Don’t hold back on your tee ball here, as #10 is a long par 5. Pine trees on the right will try to grab your ball. Make allowance for the green elevation when choosing your iron for the homeward shot.
*The fairway slope tends to guide your ball to the right, into the trees. Bunkers guard the left side, however. Watch out for tricky rolls on the green.
*The fairway bunkers appear to create a bottle neck but your second shot should clear it easily. The only remaining problem is the green slope from right to left. A well placed approach shot will give you a good chance for a birdie.
* A dog-leg to the right. A short-iron second shot is all you need to this highly elevated green. Pitch or putt back with a light touch if you happen to land beyond the hole.
* Menacing trees on the left may influence you to aim right, but resist that urge or you may land in the bunkers looming to the right.
* Distance and topography make this one of the most challenging holes on the course. Most golfers can hit away from the tee with no fear of hitting the lake (285 yards from the white tees). The water could come into play as you head to the green, however.
* The distance here is about the same as hole #1 but the hills on both sides make a straight drive very desirable. Note the position marker on the flagstick to help you on your approach to this invisible green.
* “Bail-out left” is the watchword on this par 3. It is better to be left than right due to the steep drop-off on the right side. Club selection is at a premium.
* This is the hole everyone talks about. Take a moment to drink the view, then step up and hit away. The ball will not reach the green but will look mighty pretty soaring out in space.