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This tough Par 4 has a distinctly traditional look. A wide driving area without any fairway bunkers lulls you to sleep and sets you up for a most difficult approach shot. Your long-iron, or sometimes fairway-wood second shot must carry Battle Creek and run straight to the green to avoid the bunkers …
(« Hole 16 – Hole 18 »)
Another intimidating tee shot across the wetlands area into “the quarry.” This table top putting surface looks easy, but can be frustrating and difficult to read. The absence of bunkers here may put the emphasis on your chipping game.
(« Hole 15 – Hole 17 »)
A very unique tee shot sets the sixteenth apart. This Par 5 doglegs to the right and crosses Battle Creek on the second shot. But to get there, you must first “kick a field goal” through the huge stand of Douglas Firs with your tee shot. A wide, but …
(« Hole 14 – Hole 16 »)
The Par 4 fifteenth could be the hardest hole on the course. The tee shot must carry a few cross-bunkers and will leave you with a long iron second shot, to a small narrow green. Watch out for the water hazard to the right and beyond the green.
(« Hole 13 – Hole 15 »)
The downhill Par 3 will accept any type of shot: either the bump and run, or a shot that carries all the way to the putting surface. A small, but treacherous, bunker guards the left and a wide chipping area is to the right. The green is a large …
(« Hole 12 – Hole 14 »)
Another reachable Par 5, but only by the longest of hitters. This fairway is quite opposite of #12 – no bunkers and a wide, inviting driving area. Because of the slope of the land, a fade off the tee will run forever. The hole tightens up a bit at …
(« Hole 11 – Hole 13 »)
The twelfth is a sea of bunkers. Accuracy is the most important part of your game plan here. An uphill second shot follows a downhill tee shot, and to reach the green in two, you must carry the cross-bunker some 50 yards short of the green. This can be …
(« Hole 10 – Hole 12 »)
The tee shot on this uphill Par 3 will be difficult to judge. You must carry the shot all the way over a large bunker at the corner.
(« Hole 9 – Hole 11 »)
This medium-length Par 4 doglegs to the left and is bordered by Battle Creek on the left and on the right by two fairway bunkers at the corner. The tee shot calls for a draw down the right side, leaving a medium-to-short iron second shot to a wide but …
(« Hole 8 – Hole 10 »)
A long hard drive down the left side of the fairway is rewarded by running down and over the hill some 40 extra yards. The short the iron the better on your approach, as the green hangs out in the lake and will be difficult to play to for …