Hole 8: Par 4
White Tees: 307 yards
Gold Tees: 232 yards
Red Tees: 230 yards
The Ellis River lines the right side of this par 4, making any shot that goes too far right subject to lateral hazard. The fairway is split into two sections with the first ending 200 yards from the white tee. A water hazard runs between the two fairways on the right side of the hole and turns into rough on the left side, making the second fairway slightly lower than the first. Sand traps guard the left and right side of the green and a slight slope in the back causes approach shots that fly too far to roll off of the putting surface.
Pro’s Tip: This green is receptive and the front is open so play the club off the tee that will leave a comfortable distance for the approach. Aim down the left side of the first fairway if an approach of 100 yards or greater is required so as to avoid the hazard on the right. If playing for the second fairway, hit enough club to make sure the ball carries into the short grass. Aggressive approach shots can be rewarded with a short look at birdie, but shots that fly too far may find the rough over the green.