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Pro Tip # 1 Hill Top
The elevated tee on this short, opening par 4 invites you to blast your first drive, however the correct angle of approach to the tiny well-guarded green is imperative. Stay below the hole otherwise a disappointing 3-putt is very possible.
Pro Tip #2 Willow Bend
Do not be intimidated by the rocks that face you from the tee on this par 5 dog leg right. Keep the ball to the the left side of the fairway avoiding the willows along the right, otherwise your approach shot could become very challenging. The water hazard protecting the forward sloping green frequently becomes a watery grave to many golf balls. Don’t be short! Remember Kevin Costner in ‘Tin Cup‘?
Pro Tip #3 Rare Eagle
Unless you can shape your approach shot around a towering white ash it is wise to avoid the left side of the fairway on this long straight-away par 4. You are better staying just short of the green rather than shooting from either side, as both sides of the green are adorned with bunkers. A large relatively flat putting surface awaits you.
Pro Tip #4 Corner Pocket
Our postage stamp! Trust the yardage on this par 3 and don’t be fooled by the optical illusion. Prevailing winds make it difficult to avoid the bunkers. Subtle breaks on the green will challenge your putting stroke and keep you guessing.
Pro Tip #5 Big Hook
A #3 wood will suffice from the tee. Don’t bite too much off this dogleg left par 4 as out of bounds lurks from tee to green along the left side. A precise approach is needed to a lengthy well protected green. For your putting enjoyment you will encounter double breaking putts on this back to front sloping green.
Pro Tip #6 Head Wind
Your tee shot is frequently straight into the prevailing winds. A honey locust will undoubtedly block your approach to a treacherous green if your shot strays to the left.. Stay below the hole on this putting surface or you may find yourself with a few less hairs!
Pro Tip #7 South Bound
This lengthy par 4 is a slight dogleg right with fewer rooted obstacles on the left side. Avoid the silver maples and the blue spruce along the right side. Bunkers left and right will swallow up errant approach shots that guard a gently sloping green. Mysteriously, putts on this green frequently break towards the river, sometimes the St. Lawrence River, sometimes the Ottawa River!
Pro Tip #8 All Carry
A mid to long iron is needed to reach this target that is only eight paces wide at the front. Strange how the prevailing west winds blow from the right, and the balls also frequently fly right towards the outreaching Locust tree! Deep bunkers on both sides will deny most “sandies”. A birdie here will likely get you a skin!
Pro Tip #9 Long Fellow
The longest hole on the course can be reached in two shots, but only by the few long ball hitters. Out of bounds looms right from tee to green making a left center tee shot obvious. If the prevailing west wind pushes your ball too far left your lay-up will need to avoid cottonwoods as well as the bunkers on either side of the fairway. The uphill approach shot must stay below the hole on this treacherous green. A par here deserves a cold beverage at the turn.
Pro Tip #10 Riverside
While enjoying the view of the St. Lawrence river you must also be attentive to this short par 4. Out of bounds runs down the right from tee to green making a left center tee shot ideal. The tricky tiered green is guarded by a majestic Norway spruce on the right and deep bunkers on both sides. The river will influence the roll of the ball.
Pro Tip #11 Uphill (now Might Oak)
This dogleg left par 5 can be reached in two. Your drive must hug the left side and fly directly over the fairway bunker, thus avoiding the pine trees on the left. The next shot is truly a risk/reward situation. The risk is twofold. First you must carry the monumental oak that is anchored some 50 yards short of the front fringe, and secondly you must avoid the out of bounds only paces to the right of the green. Clearly the reward is to end up on the putting surface in two. It is essential that you remain below the hole or those two good shots will simply be an exercise in futility. This green is without a doubt the most terrifying of all 18 when you are putting downhill.
Pro Tip #12 Bogey Isle
A fairway wood or hybrid is needed to reach our longest par 3. Bunkers on both sides will ambush a misguided tee shot. This is a flat putting surface, your best and last chance to one-putt.
Pro Tip #13 Swing Away
A long right to left drive is perfect here. In doing so you will avoid a Norway spruce right and a stately silver maple left. A mid to long iron is required to reach this somewhat defenseless green. A par is in the cards after a strong tee shot.
Pro Tip #14 Busy Ditch (now Short & Scary)
Tricky Tricky. This seemingly benign hole can certainly get your attention. This hole features a wee dogleg to the right, with out of bounds on the right as well that runs from tee to green. Hitting the left center of the fairway is a must as this will leave you with a good angle into the green. This is the smallest and most intimidating target on the back nine. At the waist it measures only 6 paces wide and is guarded by deep bunkers on both sides. You will face speedy and double-breaking putts…maintain your composure!
Pro Tip #15 Last Mile
The longest hole on the back nine with plenty of real estate, tee it high and let it fly! The next shot however must avoid splendid honey locusts on either sides of the fairway. Be sure to avoid the elegant “Kenny and Joe” Princeton Maples to the left as you approach the green. The green is bunker-ed both on the left, and front left sides.
Pro Tip #16 Twin Elms (now Up & Over)
The difficult and significant tee shot to this uphill left to right sloping fairway will leave you confronted with the course’s only blind approach shot. Aim just right of the tall spindly pine that sits slightly left and behind the green. The green is shaped like a saddle. Giddy up!
Pro Tip #17 Pleasant View (now Nasty Pond)
A tee shot that flies left to right is ideal on this par 4. Club selection is paramount for your second shot, as a large pond that mirrors the green short and right will gladly swallow all balls that don’t quite have the carry. A large green with a gentle slopes is your reward.
Pro Tip #18 Short & Sweet
Forget about the observation gallery sitting on the patio as you attempt to finish a perfect round!. Club up by at least a half club (wind dependent) in order to fly the deep bunker that guards this elevated kidney shaped green. A one-putt birdie deserves a refreshment at the Sand Trap Pub, Bogey’s Restaurant, or on one of our outdoor patios.