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Pine Coast — Golden Tee 2017

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Here are some early screenshots of the course!  Here is the official preview of the new 2017 Deal Mar, California course.

Dangling off the steep, unforgiving cliffs that guard the Pacific Ocean is Pine Coast, a place where room temperature is normal. Although Deal Mar, California is not a social beacon compared to its bustling neighbors, its seclusion and space is precisely why this course thrives. Long, open holes, notable changes in elevation and a slew of terrain fit for the area. This mix of shrubbery, ocean rock and water are regular guests. And they will push players from their first shot to their last.”

Here is a 6-hole demo from the Golden Tee Lounge!

Here is a YouTube demo of all 18 holes from the beta version!

GT Par can range from -29 to -30 on this course, as hole #4 is sometimes drivable.

This post contains tips, tricks, and information related to the 2017 Golden Tee course Pine Coast! Check out the hole-by-hole breakdowns and example hole-outs as I partner up with the Golden Tee community to give you the edge you need to beat your friends!

The most popular club/ball combo on this course will also be discussed.



Pine Coast — Hole #1: Par 4

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After laying up safe in the fairway, here’s a hole-out to start the round.



Pine Coast — Hole #2: Par 3

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From the front-right box, here’s an ace to a back pin.

From the back center box, here’s an ace to a front pin.



Pine Coast — Hole #3: Par 4

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Some setups will make this hole drivable!  From the right box, this big A1 found the green.  Here’s another one that landed a bit short but bounced up.

Otherwise, just lay up where you like the approach — here’s a hole-out from the front-right side of the fairway.



Pine Coast — Hole #4: Par 5

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This hole can be driven with a good setup!  Sometimes you can blast a big B2 straight at it — other times you can play the A1 (especially turbo) to carry.  Here’s a 395-yard ace!  Here’s another ace without the turbo…can still be driven by many with good conditions.

Otherwise, there are two layup spots allowing you to get there in two, both on the downside towards the water.  The one to the right is larger and generous enough to stick with bite.  Here’s a one-hop hole-out from there with a 3-wood.



Pine Coast — Hole #5: Par 4

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From the front box, this 5-hybrid curves through to a front pin.

From the center box, this high-teed 5-wood cleared the trees to a left pin.  And this 6-wood cut through the gap to spin back to a right pin.  There are also situations where a high-teed 8-wood over the trees is a great play to a right pin.

From the back box, this high-teed 5-wood went over the top to a left pin.  And this driver shot straight through and spun back to a front pin.  Finally, this 3-wood curled around the left side to a right pin.



Pine Coast — Hole #6: Par 3

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From the front-left box, here’s a dunk to a right pin.

From the center box, here’s an ace to a left pin.



Pine Coast — Hole #7: Par 5

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There are 3 sand traps out in the right second fairway…if you can reach that fairway, then just stay to the right of those, which offers plenty of distance to get there in two.  Here’s a hole-out from there.  Here’s another from farther back showing a driver has plenty of distance.

Another option is to lay up to the left, which offers an elevated approach into the green…here’s a hole-out from there.



Pine Coast — Hole #8: Par 4

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NOTE – this was hole #15 in the beta.

From the front box, this driver cut around beautifully into a right pin.  And this medium-teed 3-wood had enough loft to clear the trees for the dunk!

From the back-right box, even a medium-teed 3-wood will clear the trees at the green if you have the distance.  To be safe, this high-teed 5-wood goes over the top for a nice ace.  And here’s a driver cut around the left side with a bounce off the back to find the cup.



Pine Coast — Hole #9: Par 3

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This is not the easiest par 3 for a couple reasons: the shorter distance often leaves you in between clubs, and the downhill shot means the wind will blow the ball more, making it harder to control.  Use a tee if it helps make things more comfortable.  Here’s an example ace to a left pin.



Pine Coast — Hole #10: Par 5

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Under most, if not all, conditions, this hole is drivable, and there’s some sandy dry land behind the green that could still hold an attempt despite all the water around the hole elsewhere.  For an introduction, check out this video from the GT Lounge.

From the front-right box, this high-teed driver just barely stays under the trees to reach the green and drop in for the super albatross!  Here’s a medium-teed driver with just a small cut that finds the hole.  And this medium-teed driver cuts wider around the trees to find the cup for the ace.

You can also slide right and go around that way if you see a better setup…here’s a fantastic ace to the right!  Here’s another with a bit more loft to a back pin.  This one was heading long but the cup got in the way – amazing!

There is a grassy layup spot straight ahead that offers a good approach into this green — here’s a hole-out from there.



Pine Coast — Hole #11: Par 4

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Turbo A1 hitters can get on this green or close to it with a nice setup!  Before the Turbo A1 was eliminated, here’s a big drive that got a nice bounce for a short eagle chip.

There are options here as well for where to lay up for the approach.  Safest place is the main fairway straight ahead — here’s a hole-out from there.



Pine Coast — Hole #12: Par 4

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You’ll need to beef up a little bit since you’re shooting up and trying to clear the hill, but of course you can’t be long in the water either.  A nice strategy sometimes is to aim for just enough to get to the top of the hill and trickle down with backspin.

From the front-left box, this 7-wood was perfect to a right-center pin.  This 8-wood had just enough to bounce down the hill and settle into the hole.  And check out this hybrid which played the skip up the hill and made its way down into a front pin with backspin!

From the back box, this 5-wood skips over the sand onto the green and into the cup!  And this 6-wood barely clears the hill and bounces nicely into the hole.



Pine Coast — Hole #13: Par 5

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By shooting through the trees with a driver, you can land the lower fairway, aiming to the left or (more often) beyond the narrow sand in the middle, giving you plenty of distance for the uphill approach.  Use as much loft as you can to avoid the water on the approach, especially with a front pin.

This 3-wood almost didn’t have enough but got a nice bounce up into the cup!



Pine Coast — Hole #14: Par 3

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Four different tee boxes here will keep things interesting!

From the front-right box, here’s an ace to a left pin.

From the left-front box, here’s an ace to a front pin.

From the back box, here’s an ace to a front pin.



Pine Coast — Hole #15: Par 4

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NOTE — This was hole #8 in the beta.

This is a tricky par 4 late in the round that can set up fairly easy or downright nasty with some setups.  Around left or right of the tree is always an option, although to the right keeps you above dry land.  It’s most often a driver that will test your curve accuracy and distance control.

From the front-left box, this driver played a small cut around to a right pin.

From the back-right box, this driver settles into a right pin.



Pine Coast — Hole #16: Par 5

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There are many layup spots on this hole, and the risk increases with the closer you try to get to the water.  A tailwind is certainly helpful so that you don’t have to be as aggressive off the tee.  Always make sure not to tempt the water too much as you can usually still get there just fine with a driver…start farthest left and work your way in as needed to get as far as you can off the tee, but still safe, to enable a more reasonable approach.

From the far left end, here’s a 4-wood hole-out.  Here’s another with the driver.

From the center end of the fairway, this driver finds a back pin.



Pine Coast — Hole #17: Par 3

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From the closest front box, this high-teed loft wedge finds the cup.  And this wedge was too far but got a great bounce back to the hole!

From the left box, this shot was long but got a gentle bounce back to settle into the cup!

From the back-right box, here’s an 8-wood into a front-left pin.



Pine Coast — Hole #18: Par 4

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This is a really tough finishing hole from any tee box.  Even if you’re fortunate enough to get a setup where you can shoot around the right of all the trees, you’re still coming in with the slope and it’ll be hard to stop with any accuracy.  Other setups force you to shoot under/through the trees and cut into the green.

From the front-right box, this low-teed 7W stayed under the tree and found a front pin.

From the front-middle box, this 7-wood went around the right side to find a back-right pin.  Taking a different approach, this 3-hybrid went through the center gap in the trees for an ace!  And here’s a very interesting shot — a driver with backspin, shot straight through the bush on purpose so it would kill the distance, finds a back-right pin!  This shot works with anything from a 3W for a 200-yard shot to most drivers for something farther.  With the 3W it’s best to move up in the box but not needed for drivers…just ram straight through the bush towards the pin and watch it happen!

From the front-left box, this low-teed 6-wood cut through the left gap in the trees and settled into a front pin!  A number of other clubs can work here too, including a low-teed 4W, 5W, low 7W, 2-iron, or a 3-hybrid.  Here’s a 3-hybrid cut through with backspin to a right pin.

From the back box, here’s a perfect 3-wood cut around to a center pin.  Here’s another nice 3-wood to a front-left pin.  Also, here’s an incredible low-teed driver straight through the trees that jumped up to a back-right pin!