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Avoid the rough, land your approach shot below the hole, and two-putt (repeat this 18 times). But if you’re like the rest of us and can’t do this on a regular basis, then take a look at some helpful tips by clicking below.
Hole Number 1:
Start your round with a straight par-5 and get warmed up in a hurry. Nothing too fancy here, just grip it and rip it down this generous-sized fairway.
Hole Number 2:
Avoid the fairway bunker on the right and two on the left of this par-4. With a back-to-front sloped green, you’ll want to keep your approach below the hole to ensure that necessary uphill putt.
Hole Number 3:
The longest and most difficult par-4 on the course is also a dog-leg right. Avoid the fescue grass that borders the 3rd and 4th fairways or it’ll make for a long day. If you survive the first three holes of this course, you just might have a career round!
Hole Number 4:
After the longest par-4 at the 3rd hole, comes the shortest par-4 here at the 4th. Watch out for those three bunkers protecting the green, and you can walk away with a birdie. Don’t hit your approach over the green or you could be in trouble.
Hole Number 5:
Your first look at a par-3 and on a clear day the view of the Empire State Building is spectacular. Thanks to new tee boxes constructed in 2012, this is the shortest hole on the course. Land your tee shot over the front bunker and you’ll be in good shape. If you can shape your shot from left to right, even better.
Hole Number 6:
Another grip it and rip it tee shot, but if you rip it too far right you may have to maneuver around some trees and a bunker to reach this par-4 in two. If you miss to the left you could still have a chance of getting on in two.
Hole Number 7:
One of the more narrow fairways, the par-4 7th hole plays uphill and the green is protected by two bunkers in front. If you’re going to miss your tee shot, miss left, as more fescue awaits you on the right.
Hole Number 8:
The next par-3 runs along the banks of the water channel and is all about pin placement. If you’re putting from the opposite side of the green, you might want to brush up on your morse code to communicate with your partner who is tending the flag on the other side.
Hole Number 9:
You’ll have to thread the needle on your drive if you want to reach this par-4 in two. The first (and only) water hazard, plus bunkers and trees make a straight drive imperative.
Hole Number 10:
Now that you’ve grabbed a drink at the turn, start your back 9 by reaching this par-5 in two. Leaving yourself an uphill putt is mandatory; you do not want to putt from the back of the green.
Hole Number 11:
Aim your tee shot just to the right of the tree on the left, as this is a blind landing area, with a dog-leg left. The green is deceivingly uphill, but if you over-shoot the green you’re in big trouble.
Hole Number 12:
Tucked away among the trees, this par 4 has a green that funnels your ball toward the center, so be mindful of the pin placement.
Hole Number 13:
A slightly uphill par 3, the 13th is also the second-shortest hole on the course. Make sure to land your ball below the pin for an easier chance at birdie.
Hole Number 14:
A straight par 5 with a large green. Avoid the rows of trees on the left and you can birdie this one. If you’re laying up, beware of the bunker on the left that is about 75 yards from the green.
Hole Number 15:
Similar to the 10th hole, but the 15th is not as generous because it’s a par 4. Once again, you want to avoid the downhill putt, so leave your approach below the hole.
Hole Number 16:
If you played the 11th hole well, then you’ll like the 16th. Another blind landing area with a dog-leg left, so aim your tee shot just to the right of the bunkers on the left. Again, don’t over-shoot the green.
Hole Number 17:
Welcome to the easiest hole on the course. There is no bunker in front of this green, only in the back, so just get your tee shot to land and you’re putting for birdie!
Hole Number 18:
The final hole offers a fantastic, panoramic view of the water channel. This is the longest hole on the course, so reaching the green in two will be difficult. Keep your tee shot between the brush on the right and the bunker on the left and you’ll have a clear path to the green.
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