Hole 9: Par 5
White Tees: 479 yards
Gold Tees: 360 yards
Red Tees: 355 yards
The front nine finishes with a beautiful par 5 that doglegs to the right. Players from the white tees hit their drives over the Ellis River, which runs along the right side of the hole, collecting errant tee shots. Lake Madeline sits 230 yards from the white tees on the left side of the fairway which will penalize pulled tee shots with a water hazard. The fairway runs between Lake Madeline and the Ellis River turning slightly to the right during the course of the hole. The green is protected on the left and right by sand traps and slopes slightly from front to back, leading to approach shots that land short of the green releasing onto the surface.
Pro’s Tip: This is a true risk/reward hole for a longer hitter who can have an eagle putt after two fantastic shots. Long hitters who want to go for the green in two can choose how short they want their second shot to be by aiming farther over the river off the tee. For players who want to play safe and make it a three shot hole, pick the club that will land the tee ball in the fairway between the river and Lake Madeline. On the second shot, use the club that will result in a comfortable full swing into the hole on the third shot. Approach shots will release on this green so aim for the front and allow the ball to feed to the hole.