1 – 9
1: Long par 4 with a long carry to catch sloping fairway below. Green has two tiers so be sure to be on the correct one with approach.
2: Par 3 that plays to a shallow green. Precise distance is key to come away with a par.
3: An accurate tee shot is needed on this par 4. Play to the right of the large tree for a 100 yard shot into the green.
4: One of the most difficult holes on the course. This long par 4 is visually intimidating off the tee, but only becomes more difficult at the green. Play your tee shot to 185 yards out to have best look at green. Approach shots long can be nearly impossible to get up and down. A bogey on this hole is not a bad score.
5: The first of two par 5’s on the course that plays back to the clubhouse. Right side of the fairway is the best line to avoid the sloping fairway and trees to the left. The green slopes from back to front, plan accordingly.
6: Long par 4 along the beautiful Rum River. It’s a blind tee shot from the back tee; big bombers will have to play it over the tree line to the left to take the river out of play. Most will choose to play just over the sloping hill on the left where the ball will trickle back into the fairway.
7: Water left and right as you play the par 4 7th hole. Fairly short hole with a green the size of a postage stamp. Play your tee shot to a yardage you’ll be able to hold this green.
8: Be sure when you approach the tee box on this par 3 that you remember the wind direction as you are surrounded by trees and it is tough to gauge. Straight forward par 3 with two bunkers short and a large tree short of the water to the left.
9: Last hole on the front that plays slightly uphill. You’ll want to keep your drive on the right side to avoid the undulation that slopes to the left. Very tricky green that tends to play a bit quicker than the rest.
10 – 18
10: Slight dogleg to the right that requires an accurate tee shot. Split the middle of the fairway for your best chance at attacking the green. Green slopes from left to right with a false front. A par here is a great way to start your back nine.
11: Long par 4 that bends ever so slightly to the right. The best line is down the left side to avoid the large tree and have the best angle into this green. Long isn’t an option so play your approach shot with care.
12: Beautiful par 3 that plays over the water to a green that slopes from left to right.
13: Short par 4 where the long hitters play over the trees to the left for the best angle into this green covered by a bunker to the right. Left side of the fairway is the best line to attach this two tiered green.
14: Decision time as you approach the 14th tee box. Many choose to lay up short of the river rather than risk losing a golf ball attempting to hit the green. Another two tiered green that slopes to the right.
15: Your second and final par 5 of the round. You’ll like to keep your tee ball to the left middle of the fairway for your best angle into this green covered by the bunker to the right. A birdie is getable with a few solid shots.
16: The last and most difficult par 3 on the course. The undulation of the green funnels golf balls to the right.
17: Tee shots along the right side are preferred to avoid the trees protecting the green to the left. One of the more deceptive greens on the course with green contours that can be tough to see.
18: The final hole is considered by many to be the most difficult. Play a shot to 200 yards out to avoid the slope that carries golf balls into the stream below. Left is best, where tee shots right will be blanketed with trees on your approach. The green is long and narrow, with a bunker short and left. Once finished be sure to stop back in the club house for a burger and refreshments.