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Rattlesnake Ridge — Golden Tee 2018

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It looks like GT Par could potentially set up for -34 on this course!  The worst case setups still seem to be -29 or -30, making this one of the most scoreable courses ever released on LIVE.



Rattlesnake Ridge — Hole #1: Par 4

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Rattlesnake Ridge — Hole #2: Par 4

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Rattlesnake Ridge — Hole #3: Par 5

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With golden tees, this par 5 now becomes drivable in most all cases!  There can be straight looks through the cactus gaps right at the green, or you can turn left to play up and over…check out this high-teed 3-wood around the left of the cactii that finds the cup!



Rattlesnake Ridge — Hole #4: Par 3

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With a headwind, this 7-hybrid settles into a left pin.



Rattlesnake Ridge — Hole #5: Par 4

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Rattlesnake Ridge — Hole #6: Par 4

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Rattlesnake Ridge — Hole #7: Par 5

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Rattlesnake Ridge — Hole #8: Par 3

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Rattlesnake Ridge — Hole #9: Par 4

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Rattlesnake Ridge — Hole #10: Par 4

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Rattlesnake Ridge — Hole #11: Par 4

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Rattlesnake Ridge — Hole #12: Par 5

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Rattlesnake Ridge — Hole #13: Par 3

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Rattlesnake Ridge — Hole #14: Par 5

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Rattlesnake Ridge — Hole #15: Par 4

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Rattlesnake Ridge — Hole #16: Par 4

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Rattlesnake Ridge — Hole #17: Par 3

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Rattlesnake Ridge — Hole #18: Par 4

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Safari Dunes — Golden Tee 2018

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Here are some early screenshots of the course!  Here is the official preview of the new 2018 African course.

In southern Africa lies a golf course rich with elements: a mix of sand and ocean and fescue, an environmental concoction new to the game you love. Here at Safari Dunes, you’ll walk amongst wilder beasts and elephants, while your wayward tee shots might end up in a hippo’s mouth baking in a nearby hazard. The scenery is both marvelous and grungy—the bright green fairways tucked between danger and beauty alike. Let’s take a walk on the wild side.

Here is a 6-hole preview and discussion from the Golden Tee lounge!

GT Par is most commonly -29 here.  It can be -28 if #16 is not reachable, and it can be -30 if #12 is driveable!

Watch Paul Luna play a demo round through all 18 holes!

This post will contain tips, tricks, and information related to the 2018 Golden Tee course Safari Dunes! 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.



Safari Dunes — Hole #1: Par 4

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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.



Safari Dunes — Hole #2: Par 5

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Try to get as long and stay as far left as possible, but because this is an early, short par 5, it’s also an option to lay up short, such as left of the sand…here’s a driver hole-out from there.



Safari Dunes — Hole #3: Par 3

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Here’s a 6-wood ace to a front pin.



Safari Dunes — Hole #4: Par 4

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It’s not much, but the elevation can affect incoming shots, especially to a front pin…from the back-right box, this driver caught a nice bounce to find the hole.



Safari Dunes — Hole #5: Par 5

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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.



Safari Dunes — Hole #6: Par 3

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Safari Dunes — Hole #7: Par 5

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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.



Safari Dunes — Hole #8: Par 4

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You can go over or under here depending on what clubs are in your bag, and this hole should be a consideration when choosing your club set.

Be careful trying to go under here, even though it’s inviting.  Even a low-teed 290 driver might not be low enough.  From the back box, here’s a low-teed 300 driver that just got under to find the hole for an ace.  From farther back, this low-teed 310 driver also finds the cup.

A 0-hybrid is a great club to have here for closer looks so you can still keep it low with the correct distance!  A low-teed 0-bird even skips the water when hit hard straight ahead.

There can be a look over the top in certain conditions…check out this high-teed 6-wood that dunks for the ace!



Safari Dunes — Hole #9: Par 3

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

From the front-left box, this 9-iron finds a left pin.



Safari Dunes — Hole #10: Par 4

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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 also high tee and curve around the left side of the trees if needed.