Holes #1-18 Tips and Tricks — Check out the expert advice here on how to approach each hole at Golden Tee’s Glacier Ranch!
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Here’s an example hole-out.
It takes a big drive to have a straight-in approach.
Most players have the best success driving this green by hitting a smooth driver straight through the gap in the trees at the green, where it should bounce up and settle.
I have also had a lot of success lining up with the center of the green, using my 3W, pulling back slightly left, and ramming it out left just around the leftmost tree. This takes the gap out of play. With backspin on the Streaks, it hits the front of the hill and hops up on the green for the DE putt. The only time I struggle is when it’s 300 yards into the wind…then sometimes I can’t get that shot to hop all the way up. So here is when you’d default back to the driver shot.
Here’s a super albatross ace through the trees!
Straight through is certainly the traditional route at this green, but check out the curve on this 4-wood — amazing! A shorter cut shot around the trees is more traditional, such as this great 3-wood.
This 3-wood somehow stayed under the trees and carried the green, trickling back and in!
Here’s a 5-wood hole-out from the first fairway.
There’s a lay-up spot, but it’s tough to stick! Be careful of the wood too, which can deflect your ball too much. Here’s a 5-wood hole-out from there.
Here’s a great hole-out from the fairway after going the long way around.
Here’s an example hole-out.
Put your tee shot up on the grassy hill to the right, and bring you approach over the top to the green. Here’s an example hole-out.
There are some spots to work your tee shot through the trees into the green, depending on your setup. I have had success a couple different ways here. From the front box, you can ram a 9-iron through the gap where it will hit the leaves and settle. More easily, though, you may also be able to curve a wedge around the trees into the green.
From the middle box with the setup shown, I’d ram an 8-iron straight through the gap ahead (or just around to the right) and expect it to get knocked down onto the green.
From the back boxes, use a 6-iron or 7-iron to fight through more of the leaves.
You can also attempt a half-pullback, smooth forward shot with a lower-lofted club, but that’s much more difficult to control. However, from the back-left box, here’s an amazing ace through the trees! Otherwise, if the risk isn’t worth it, just lay out right and be safe.
Here’s a great hole-out after a long drive on this tough hole!
This 5-wood stayed left the whole way, caught the green, and spun back in!
This tee box was tucked back in the trees, but this 3-wood went through them and angled back for a dunk — awesome.
And here’s a beautiful ace with the 0-hybrid.