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Looking for some advice or tips regarding hitting your irons off of hills and raised or lowered lies. I recently got a practice membership to a Links style course called Prairie Landing in West Chicago, IL and it has more undulation than any course I have ever played before. Many of the fairways are slanted with safety high on one side, and water low on the other, paired with frequent strong wind and the tall prairie grass, hitting fairways has a huge premium. I swear the picture doesnt do it justice. The issue is... I keep finding that even when I am on the fairway, I have a flat lie MAYBE 1 in 3 times, and if I'm close but in the rough, the ball is 4+ inches above or below my feet guaranteed. This leads to a Lot of fat shots, thin shots, hooks and slices. I frequently have to choke up, but this makes it difficult to get my distances right. This type of shot comes up at least 6 times a round, and I RARELY stick a green when it does. I apologize, because that sounds like a lot of complaining, but let me be clear I love a challenge, and this course despite the fact that It beats me up time and time again. I was looking for advice, tips, or even just knowledge on what you do when trying to get on the green when the ball is significantly above or below your feet. how do you judge distance, correct line, and how do you set up? Thanks for any help!