Red Course, Hole 6
292 yard par 4. A short dogleg left, number 6 is bordered by out-of-bounds on the left the entire length of the hole and by several large, well-placed trees on the right, as well as smaller trees on the left. A gentle valley runs across the fairway from left to right. The direct path to the green is guarded by two large, shallow bunkers immediately to the left of the apex of the dogleg. The green slopes sharply from left to right.
Tips from the Pro
Long time Lacoma golfers refer to number 6 as The Cemetery Hole due to the cemetery that comprises the bulk of the out-of-bounds area to the left. Big hitters can, in theory, reach the green if they can thread their tee shot through the trees and bunkers on the left. A smarter play is to aim right of the bunkers. If you can carry your drive beyond the bunkers on the right, you’ll be left with an easy chip to a green that slopes toward you. Golfers leaving their tee shots short of the apex of the dogleg face a difficult chip shot over both sand traps. Given the slope of the green, leaving your approach on the low (right) side of the green will lead to a more pleasant putting experience.