Hole #11

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Blue Course, Hole 11

414 yard par 4. Considered by many to be Lacoma’s finest hole, eleven is a sharp dogleg right, with trees to the right from tee to green and long grass and steep banks on the left. The second leg of the fairway – the tee shot landing area – is on low ground between two ridges. The narrow, deep green is elevated from the fairway and protected by a deep bunker on the right and a small bunker in back.

Tips from the Pro
The narrow nature of the landing area makes the tee shot on # 11 very important. Being long or short of the landing area will result in a poor angle to the well-protected green. Playing your drive over the trees on the right will shorten the hole considerably; however, if you fail to carry your drive to the fairway, the trees will put you in jail with no shot at the green. Shooting for the fairway flag – which marks the apex of the dogleg – is the safer play but will leave you with a long, tight second shot. The bunker on the right is extremely deep – you won’t be able to see the pin from the bottom. Another approach option is play your second shot off the bank left of the green. If you ball hangs on the bank, however, you will have a tricky, downhill up and down for par.

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