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What is your favorite hole on your home course?  This  is mine.  #14 at the Presidents Golf Course just south of Boston.  It's a 385 yd par four dogleg left.  Pond on the right, bunkering along the left side with high fescue left of the bunkers.  The green has some sever contours along the left side and is well guarded with bunkers and mounding.

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#7 at Cedar Point Golf Club in Patuxent River, MD

 

This 495y Par 5 is a great slump buster. If you can carry the ball 275y off the tee, it'll roll down the hill into a valley leaving 175y in to the green. The second shot is a reasonably tough one to a raised green with 3 distinct tiers but you are handsomely rewarded with good ball striking.

 

It's not as picturesque as some of the other holes on the course but I love it because I always play it well.

 

 

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First of all what a home course. Wow!

 

15th 340yards. Short, narrow, tree, street, houses, rough. Pick your poison. I love it. I usually start my ball right up against the trees and draw it to the end of the fairway about 280. For some reason this ends up being my longest driving hole on the course.

 

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First of all what a home course. Wow!

 

15th 340yards. Short, narrow, tree, street, houses, rough. Pick your poison. I love it. I usually start my ball right up against the trees and draw it to the end of the fairway about 280. For some reason this ends up being my longest driving hole on the course.

 

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Is that a little palm in the middle of the fairway?

As a fader, I shudder looking at that tight draw required.

 

 

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Is that a little palm in the middle of the fairway?

As a fader, I shudder looking at that tight draw required.

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Ha, you are not the first. There's no room for a fader. As for that little palm tree, she and I got to know each other intimately a few times. Lol.

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#18 at Inwood CC. 445 yard par 4 from the tips with water in front and a brutal green. Left of the fairway is fescue and even a replica of the Swilkan Bridge that dates to the courses founding in the early 1900's. Great hole to finish on in match play.

 

 

 

 

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19th for me at the Bayou.

 

It's a bit tricky. You come off of 18 (which resembles 18 at TPC Sawgrass) totally beaten up from your round. The guys clean your clubs and put them away while you slowly ascend the steps. If Rob is on the drinks are at a table waiting for you when you arrive.

 

(Hey someone had to do it)

 

In all seriousness I don't have a favorite hole at my club. There are 18 really good ones. All of them can bite you depending on wind direction and pin placement.

 

Good thread

 

 

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New "home" course is Hole #15, a short Par 4 275 - 325 yards that is protected from the wind, and slightly downhill and reachable. Driven it a few times, never an eagle yet. I will get one, I will own that hole.

 

 

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I don't have a picture that does the hole justice but #14 at my "home" club, Blue Ridge Country Club.  The hole plays slightly over 500 yards and has a par of 5.

 

I normally am not a fan of blind shots but there is something about this one I can't put a finger on.  The first 200 yards from the tee box is about a 30 foot climb uphill that immediately reverses downhill to a landing area that sits about 20 feet below the level of the tee box.  Very interesting and unique tee shot and landing area.  

 

A tee shot hit on the proper (right) side of the fairway will run out 100 yards with ease, sometimes more.  This will give you a good look at the green from ~175 yards out while looking away from a large pond all down the right side of the green.  Hit the ball on the wrong (left) side of the fairway, you get no roll-out and you will be hitting into the green from well over 200 yards out while facing a large pond, which means an almost certain layup.  

 

But don't go too far right off the tee.  The entire right side of the hole from tee to greenside pond is heavily wooded OB. 

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The 3rd at Curlewis Golf Club. A short par four at 308m (340yd) Drivable if the wind is right, or you hit it long. Out of bounds left, steep slope on the right. The green slopes front to back, making front pins extremely tough. Can be an easy birdie, or an easy bogey.

 

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I like most of them (all but 2 really) but my favorite hole at my home course is #9.  It's a decent Par 5 and depending on the wind can be reached in 2 with a good drive.  Long fescue all down the left side and lots of mounds.  The right side has 2 waste bunkers in prime driver landing distance.  The only bail out near the green is right, but it also could bring the cart path in to play.  From about May - Aug you can't find a ball in the fescue so anything left is a re-tee and around the green anything short or long is pretty much lost.

 

There are 2 main reasons it's my favorite.  It's a great risk/reward hole without being an automatic "everyone can get home in 2" par 5.  The other big reason is we have a standing bet in our groups.  If anything after your 2nd shot goes in the water you owe the group a round of drinks at the turn.  So no penalty if you go for it in 2 and dunk it, but after that anything wet buys drinks.  And yes I've had to buy a round before, but I've gotten far more than I've bought :)

 

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19th for me at the Bayou.

 

It's a bit tricky. You come off of 18 (which resembles 18 at TPC Sawgrass) totally beaten up from your round. The guys clean your clubs and put them away while you slowly ascend the steps. If Rob is on the drinks are at a table waiting for you when you arrive.

 

(Hey someone had to do it)

 

In all seriousness I don't have a favorite hole at my club. There are 18 really good ones. All of them can bite you depending on wind direction and pin placement.

 

Good thread

 

 

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Sister course always leaves me feeling beaten. Just no room for error . . . At all!

 

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... Found this image online but it is the best I could do. Par 5 finishing hole that is the very definition of Risk - Reward. There is water on the other side of the fairway that is at about a 35* angle so a gentle draw is the perfect shot. But draw a little too much and you are in the water. Don't draw enough and you are in the water on the other side. A straight shot works too but it is a very narrow landing area as the water on the other side will suck up a good drive unless you take the perfect angle. A 510yd hole is reduced to somewhere around 190-150 second shot with a perfect drive. The water you see comes back around to guard the front of the green with rocks right up to the fringe. I have had more than a few eagles and an equal amount of bogies depending on the wind and the quality of my tee shot.

... If you are protecting a score or do not have the ability to carry your tee shot 220 or so, a hybrid or driving iron to the fat part of the fairway to the right of the water on the other side leaves a mid/long iron lay up to a 100yd or so 3rd shot. Birdie is possible but the water comes into play on every shot and if it is really windy, as it often is, even these 3 shots are not gimmies. 

...  And it is usually in your head well before arriving to play it. 

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This is the 16th hole at my club, risk reward par 4. What's hard to see in this rendering is the slope of the fairway from right to left towards that water, the green also has a severe saddle in it with the back 15 feet being 3 to 4 feet above the lower section.

 

If the pin is in front and you can play a draw sometimes you can reach the green, if the pin is back you are better off taking a hybrid off the tee for position.

 

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Ha, you are not the first. There's no room for a fader. As for that little palm tree, she and I got to know each other intimately a few times. Lol.

As a lefty that's a bit scary.

 

 

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... Found this image online but it is the best I could do. Par 5 finishing hole that is the very definition of Risk - Reward. There is water on the other side of the fairway that is at about a 35* angle so a gentle draw is the perfect shot. But draw a little too much and you are in the water. Don't draw enough and you are in the water on the other side. A straight shot works too but it is a very narrow landing area as the water on the other side will suck up a good drive unless you take the perfect angle. A 510yd hole is reduced to somewhere around 190-150 second shot with a perfect drive. The water you see comes back around to guard the front of the green with rocks right up to the fringe. I have had more than a few eagles and an equal amount of bogies depending on the wind and the quality of my tee shot.

 

... If you are protecting a score or do not have the ability to carry your tee shot 220 or so, a hybrid or driving iron to the fat part of the fairway to the right of the water on the other side leaves a mid/long iron lay up to a 100yd or so 3rd shot. Birdie is possible but the water comes into play on every shot and if it is really windy, as it often is, even these 3 shots are not gimmies.

 

... And it is usually in your head well before arriving to play it.

 

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It's beautiful, but I'd just head to the drop zone and not donate a ball to the lake

 

 

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As a lefty that's a bit scary.

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After a few rounds and a few underwear change. It has become my favorite holes. Fits my eyes perfectly and the visualization is even better.

 

From the blue I'd tee it from the left side so the ball shooting out hugging the left trees and out kissing right tee and falls in the middle rolling to the edge of the fairway. Just awesome.

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It's beautiful, but I'd just head to the drop zone and not donate a ball to the lake

 

 

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... LOL well played, a man has to know his limitations. :) When they designed the hole and first opened there was no "bail out fairway" and you still had about a 170 yd carry to the end of the fairway over the shortest part of the lake. But since then after many justifiable complaints since this is a course in a retirement community, they built a big chuck of fairway so you don't have to go over water off the tee. 

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This is the 16th hole at my club, risk reward par 4. What's hard to see in this rendering is the slope of the fairway from right to left towards that water, the green also has a severe saddle in it with the back 15 feet being 3 to 4 feet above the lower section.

 

If the pin is in front and you can play a draw sometimes you can reach the green, if the pin is back you are better off taking a hybrid off the tee for position.

 

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Just for my own SA. Did you get this 3d model off the course's website or a golf GPS app? If it's an app, I must know which one.

 

 

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