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Safari Dunes — Hole #1: Par 4

By • Updated: May 10th, 2018 • Category: Safari Dunes

With the newer tee boxes, this one can rarely be drivable…check out this huge C3 that finds the cup! No problem laying up shorter here since it’s just the first hole.  But after a long drive, here’s a hole-out to start the round.



Calypso Key — Hole #8: Par 4

By • Updated: May 6th, 2018 • Category: Calypso Key

From the back box, a high-teed 3-wood can clear straight over the trees to the green. From the right box, this 3-wood shot through the gap for an ace. There’s a newer tee box as well that forces a longer shot around or over the trees in order to drive the green. And there’s another […]



Safari Dunes — Hole #10: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 28th, 2018 • Category: Safari Dunes

From the back-right of the box, you can take a lofted (7 or 8) wood over the top…here’s an ace to a front pin.  Even a high-teed 5-wood can work into a headwind…check out this ace to a front pin. With a front pin, having a 7/8-wood is still a great option so you can […]



Royal Dubai — Hole #12: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 28th, 2018 • Category: Royal Dubai

From the new left box, you can punch a 2-hybrid through the trees at the green for an eagle putt.  Or check out this 3-wood that cut around the outside to find the hole!  A low-teed 3-wood can also cut under/through the trees to the green, but carry is always key!



Royal Dubai — Hole #8: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 28th, 2018 • Category: Royal Dubai

From the back box, this 5-wood had just enough carry to reach a back pin! Man does this hole get tough from the newer tee box that tucks you back-left…this requires you to cut the ball around the trees and uphill into this island green, or even to lay up if you don’t have the […]



Royal Dubai — Hole #6: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 28th, 2018 • Category: Royal Dubai

Because this par 4 is not too long, there’s often no reason to blast out in the narrow neck of the fairway.  You can lay back in a couple spots…either to the far right behind the tree, or to the left of the tree…here’s a hole-out from there.  The sand to the right is also […]



Royal Dubai — Hole #5: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 28th, 2018 • Category: Royal Dubai

There’s a group of trees conveniently placed where the left fairway starts to open back up, but the fairway strips by here still present a good option at which to aim.  From the right side there, here’s a nice 2-iron curved around into the cup. There’s a newer tee box out to the far right […]



Royal Dubai — Hole #2: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 23rd, 2018 • Category: Royal Dubai

From the back-right box off the tee, try to curve it around the right side with a high-teed 3-wood or driver and land the fatter fairway area between the two necks so that you have a reasonable approach. From the back-left box, you can do the same more often around the left side of the […]



Safari Dunes — Hole #5: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 23rd, 2018 • Category: Safari Dunes

The best setups allow you to drive over the junk to the second fairway, playing out to the left. Most other setups call for a layup on the sloped landing area between the fairways straight ahead, which calls for distance control.  You can play left to the island, or right in front of the sand […]



Calypso Key — Hole #7: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 23rd, 2018 • Category: Calypso Key

From the original tee boxes, your best shot off the tee is out to the left fairway.  You can be anywhere here and you’ll have enough loft to go over the trees guarding the approach into the green. Another popular spot off the tee here is the island straight ahead past the first fairway, which […]



Mystic Hills — Hole #5: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 23rd, 2018 • Category: Mystic Hills

Three different tee boxes here, with the front-left being the easiest as it’s usually a high-teed 4W or 5W pretty straight over the top at the green.  From there, this high-teed 5W floats over the top to find the cup. From the front-right, you may have to play a bit of cut into the green, […]



Mayfield — Hole #4: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 23rd, 2018 • Category: Mayfield

From the center box, here’s a high-teed 5-wood over the top for the ace. There’s a newer tee box out left, but it’s still a similar shot and distance over trees into the green.



Royal Dubai — Hole #9: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 23rd, 2018 • Category: Royal Dubai

A good play many times off the tee here is to hit long and to the right side of the left fairway, allowing a fairly straight approach into the green. There’s a newer tee box out left that allows you to play to the end of the left fairway instead, with a much easier approach.  […]



Royal Dubai — Hole #1: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 23rd, 2018 • Category: Royal Dubai

With a great wind, it’s possible to drive this hole!  You’ll just have to hope for a lucky bounce over the stream in front of the green.  Having streaks as your balls on this course greatly help your chances of driving #1.  Check out this huge high-teed A1 driver that finds the cup!  Here’s another […]



Calypso Key — Hole #11: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 15th, 2018 • Category: Calypso Key

You can go right or left around the trees, or over the trees, depending on the box and setup, but be careful of the rock overhang guarding the right side! From the front box, this 5-wood cut around the left side with backspin for an ace.  And this medium-teed 6-wood also cut around the left […]



Calypso Key — Hole #2: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 15th, 2018 • Category: Calypso Key

There’s a newer tee box in the front-left allowing you to drive this green over the trees!



Rhineland — Hole #9: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 15th, 2018 • Category: Rhineland

There’s almost never any need to try to cut through the tunnel on this one.  Play your drive out as far as you can, towards the middle of the fairway to give yourself some room to hit a wood over the hill into the green with as little curve as you need. However, now with […]



Safari Dunes — Hole #7: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 15th, 2018 • Category: Safari Dunes

It’s best if you can reach the second fairway past the neck, but that’s not always possible.  The alternative is to hit out to the end of the first fairway as close as comfortably possible, which also allows you the distance for a fine approach shot. There’s a newer tee box out left that makes […]



Calypso Key — Hole #6: Par 3

By • Updated: Apr 15th, 2018 • Category: Calypso Key

Here’s an ace to a right pin. There is a really long tee shot from one of the newer boxes that will have setups where some players can’t even reach the green.  Yep, sometimes you need to really hammer a high-teed driver just to get there.



Calypso Key — Hole #4: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 15th, 2018 • Category: Calypso Key

A popular layup spot is to the right by the outlet spot towards the water…even if you’re back a ways you can still get there.  Here’s a driver hole-out from there. There’s a new tee box way left that allows you to lay up in the sand to the left for a straight approach into […]



Mayfield — Hole #16: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 15th, 2018 • Category: Mayfield

From the front box, this 6-wood hops up into a left-center pin. From the back box, this driver settles into a center pin. And my goodness, did this hole get challenging with the new tee boxes.  There’s one in the center, but they’ve also added one left and right tucked behind trees. From the left […]



Mayfield — Hole #15: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 15th, 2018 • Category: Mayfield

There are several options here off the tee, but you should be looking for one you can land comfortably while staying away from the tall grass growing on the edges that could knock down your approach. From the island to the right, always the best option from the traditional tee boxes, here’s a nice driver […]



Mayfield — Hole #2: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 15th, 2018 • Category: Mayfield

There are a couple layup spots here in case you can’t clear the water to the second fairway. First, you can turn right and play over the house/trees with something like a 5-wood…you’ll land in a front yard and be shooting over a truck into the green.  The yard is outlined with a rectangular shade […]



Royal Dubai — Hole #10: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 15th, 2018 • Category: Royal Dubai

Take a look at your setup here, as some players are occasionally driving the green with the high-teed 10.5 driver…this is typically around the trees.  However, from the front box, you may be able to take aim straight at it with a good wind – check out this ace! While not a difficult hole otherwise, […]



Royal Dubai — Hole #3: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 15th, 2018 • Category: Royal Dubai

From the back box, here’s a great 5-wood around the left side for an ace!  And this high-teed 5-wood goes around and over the right side for an impressive dunk.  Finally, here’s a great driver cut around the right side for an impressive ace. From the middle box, this 5-wood curves around the right side […]



Rhineland — Hole #18: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 15th, 2018 • Category: Rhineland

From the back box, here’s a great driver around the left side with backspin for an ace.  Here’s a 3-wood with a straighter line that also finds the hole. You can also play to the right under the tunnel, although it’s a bit trickier to avoid the water and there is cart path lining the […]



Rhineland — Hole #15: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 15th, 2018 • Category: Rhineland

With a tailwind, this hole can be driveable!  Check out this high-teed 10.5 driver that carries onto the green.  And this driver barely made it to bounce up and then back into the hole for the super albatross!  Here’s another ace off the back wall. A popular layup spot is the square patch straight ahead, […]



Rhineland — Hole #14: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 15th, 2018 • Category: Rhineland

A 3-hybrid is a great club to have here — check out this nice one through the tunnel that finds the hole!  You can get away with more height than you might think here…a 5-hybrid is fine and works well with certain distances, but a low-teed 6-wood also clears if the distance calls for it.  […]



Rhineland — Hole #6: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 15th, 2018 • Category: Rhineland

From the left box, you can take pretty straight aim at the green.  Because it’s offset, you can either curve a bit from the left or aim right and take it around left…check out this 3-wood that barely cleared right over to find the hole! Unfortunately, this hole can be shut down from some of […]



Rhineland — Hole #5: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 15th, 2018 • Category: Rhineland

It is good to try to blast a big C3 drive up to the hill on the second fairway if you think you can get about halfway up, because it will settle and you’ll have a nice clear approach.  Bite can help it settle and not fall back down much, but roll can help too…this […]