Hole 17: Par 3
White Tees: 144 yards
Gold Tees: 137 yards
Red Tees: 131 yards
Though the 17th hole is the shortest on the golf course, it can also be one of the most difficult because of how severely protected the green is. A small pond that is a water hazard guards the entire front of the green, leaving only a small opening on the front right of the green for shots that do not fly far enough. Three sand traps on the front right, and behind the green penalize shots lost to the right or long. The green itself is one of the smallest on the course. It is tiered, with a ridge running between the higher back tier and the lower front.
Pro’s Tip: For shorter hitters who cannot fly an iron onto the green and make it stop, aim for the fairway that runs to the opening between the water hazard and the sand trap on the right and try to run the ball up onto the surface from that side. For players who can fly the ball onto the green, if the flag is in the front the ridge between the tiers can be a good backboard to play the ball off of. If the pin is in the back, leaving the ball on the front tier is better than hitting it over the green and leaving a difficult chip.