A drive to the right center of the fairway presents the best angle into this opening par 4 and a well-protected green. A ledge mound guards the line of play to the left side. Use plenty of club for the approach and be aware that a shallow swale and wetland protect the left front green entrance.
Blue – 314
2nd Hold Wicked Turn
A drive right center allows the best angle into this lengthy Par 4. Too far left will leave a second shot partially blocked by the hillside. A bunker right will save an errant shot from finding the pond. From beginning to end, probably the toughest hole on the course; a Par here is well-earned.
3rd Hole Ledge
This medium length Par 5 may be reached in two shots. A drive through the saddle will chase along the sloping fairway. Aim right to leave a level lie for the second shot. As a three shot hole, aim your drive for the top of the hill. the second shot should be played to the right of the left-sloping fairway. Water left guards the green. A classic run up shot can be played from the right side.
4th Hole Governor’s Folly/Johnny’s Folly
A devilishly short Par 4. If you elect to go for the green, be warned that the bunker right may be prferable to the embankments left and rear. The approach shot must be placed on the correct side of the small, undulating green. To play for Par, a middle iron tee shot to the left side of the fairway will leave an easy short iron into the green.
5th Hole Fox’s Den
Dangerous ledge knobs abound on this short but tight Par 4. A knob guards the line of sight along the right side of the fairway. this sentry marks a small grotto hidden in the right rough– easy to enter, hard to exit! A stream awaits poor drives beyond the tree line down the left side. A daring drive left is needed to open up the second shot. A short iron must land softly beyond a ledge face that guards the right side of this small green.
6th Hole Devil’s Delight
Test your short game here, a short downhill Par 3. The green is guarded right by a mound and bunker. This gorgeous bowl setting invites a well-placed short iron to a two-tiered green. Take care as the green slopes to the back– almost Redan-style.
7th Hole Easy Bend
A smart, safe drive to left center leaves a level lie and an unobstructed, downhill view to the green. A large bunker protects the left side of the green, rewarding those who dare play from the right side of the fairway. True risk-reward value! Par here is a good score.
8th Hole Carry
The longest Par 4 on the course. Place the drive right center for a second shot that is aimed away from the pond guarding the right side of this elevated green. This hole requires two carries over wetland crossings. A ledge knob guards the left side of the fairway. Stay right for flatter lie. The bunker right will collect an errant approach shot from finding the pond.
9th Hole Trouble
A beguiling woodland finisher and challenging Par 3 hole that requires anything from a wedge to a long iron or fairway metal to achieve the green. A ledge knob guards the line of sight left. Another wetland crossing and grass bunker protect the front and left side of the green. The bunker rear defines the line of play but should be avoided.