Hole 10

Hole 10

Par 5 / Brown Tees: 544 / Blue Tees: 514 / Green Tees: 478 / Red Tees: 415

From the back tee on this hole, you feel like you’re coming out of a tunnel. If you think it’s too narrow, you shouldn’t be playing from back there. This hole offers a great variety from the front to the back tees. It’s a great starting hole to the back nine—setting up left to right—the opposite of the first hole. There’s a great view of the tees from the Clubhouse, and folks can see you teeing off, so hit a good one. From the championship tee it’s a bit tighter, because 230 to 240 yards off the tee, there is a bunker on the left that comes into play. But from the back tee you’ve got a clear shot.

In order to hit a good second shot, watch the water on the right side and just pop it down the middle. Another 40 yards or so is not going to help you a lot, because you’ve got a good shot to the green on this par five. The green’s a pretty good size and opens right to left: It’s got more depth to it than it appears, and there’s plenty of room in the back. You’ve got a nice run off behind the green, and it’s not nearly as severe as it looks from your pitch shot. But after you play this hole a couple of times, you’ll realize that you’ve got plenty of room to hit your third shot to the green.

-Pete Dye