Gold Course, Hole 3
358 yard par 4. This short par 4 plunges dramatically into a deep valley. The trees on the right side of the fairway are densely packed the entire length of the hole. The left side is guarded by a small creek and more trees. The green, which is at the base of the valley, is separated from the fairway by the creek which also guards the left side of the fairway. The putting surface is relatively flat.
Tips from the Pro
Take a moment to admire the surrounding countryside from the elevated tee, then gird yourself for a challenging tee shot. For medium and long hitters, a driver can put you in the creek that runs in front of the green. Instead, pull out an iron and shoot for the middle by the 100 yard marker. Chose your club conservatively and take careful aim as the steep nature of the fairway requires clubbing down one or two clubs and magnifies the negative consequences of errant shots. A short second shot to this medium-sized green will give a good chance at birdie.