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Mayfield — Golden Tee 2018

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

Throw the clubs in the trunk, take a right turn down the asphalt road and embrace your inner neighborhood golf hack. Such is the vibe of Mayfield Golf Club, an Iowa park district course that looks and feels like a course you’ve played on a Sunday afternoon. Well, yes and no. This is Golden Tee in a way you’ve never seen it before: through a lively neighborhood, with ground under repair and with water towers and power lines hovering in the distance. Here, shirt and shoes are most certainly optional.

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

GT Par is -29 on this course.

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 Mayfield! 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.



Mayfield — Hole #1: Par 4

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If you have some confidence with your chip or “chush” shots, go ahead and try to get close to this green with certain setups, as a chip can be there to give you a chance at an early eagle.  Check out this example from 1-minute in with the 6-wood!

Here’s a hole-out to start the round.



Mayfield — Hole #2: Par 5

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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 of green and is to the right of the house, which itself is to the right of its pool.  Stay back away from the truck and you have a nice approach.  This one was challenging but somehow went around the pole and missed the tree to find the cup!

Another option is to go left, long of the main fairway over the fence into another grassy area that gives you an open shot between a couple obstacles right into the green.



Mayfield — Hole #3: Par 3

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There are a couple of tee boxes here…from the left box, here’s a gap wedge ace to a front pin.  And here’s a 9-iron buried in a back cup.

From the center box, here’s one straight-on to a back pin.



Mayfield — Hole #4: Par 4

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From the center box, here’s a high-teed 5-wood over the top for the ace.



Mayfield — Hole #5: Par 4

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You can often clear the water to the second fairway, but it’s not necessary to reach the green in two.



Mayfield — Hole #6: Par 3

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Mayfield — Hole #7: Par 5

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The right side of the grassy circle to the left provides the best chance for eagle here and shouldn’t be too hard to land off the tee.  Here’s a 5-wood hole-out from there.



Mayfield — Hole #8: Par 4

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With most setups, you’ll have an option to go around either right or left.  Let the setup and wind determine what’s easiest, but when in doubt, go around the left side since you won’t be needing to clear any water on the approach!

From the front-left box, here’s a nice 3-wood cut around the right side to a right pin.

From the back-left box, here’s a driver beauty around the left side that finds the cup.

From the back-right box, this driver hopped over the stream and spun into the hole for an ace.



Mayfield — Hole #9: Par 5

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Often times you can’t reach the second fairway off the tee, so it’s best to lay up past the sand to the right edge of the first fairway to limit the curve required into the green.

Even if you’re farther left, you can still curve a shot into the green…here’s a nice 4-wood hole-out.



Mayfield — Hole #10: Par 3

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Mayfield — Hole #11: Par 4

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From the center box, here’s a great 3-wood cut through the trees with backspin for an ace.

From the left box, this 4-wood threads the gap for the dunk!  Even this medium-teed 3-wood went through the middle to spin back in the hole.  And this high-teed 5-wood goes over the top to a back pin.

Finally, from the left box, check out this 0-hybrid that takes the trees out of play by going under and skipping the water up onto the green and in the cup!



Mayfield — Hole #12: Par 5

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While the grassy field of the baseball diamond seems like the logical layup spot, you may still have a hard time either avoiding the sand or getting close enough to be able to reach in two from there.  Rather, look beyond to the rough that extends out towards the second fairway, to the right of the water.  You can land the heavy rough beyond the fence behind the fall field by curving an A1-type drive in there.

If you carry onto the cart path, that’s still fine and you’ll have plenty of distance — here’s a hole-out from there.

Even better with certain setups, you can turn right and play a big C3 drive over all this area to the lighter rough beyond the cart path.  Most anything in this area is fine, unless you find this guy – turn up the sound to feel his pain.



Mayfield — Hole #13: Par 4

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From the center box, here’s a great 5-wood cut into the green for an ace.  And this high-teed 3-wood was a great play around the left side to find the cup.

From the front box, it’s often nice to have a higher-lofted wood to let you go more directly over the tree to the left of the water tower into the green.  Otherwise, you’ll need to play more cut out left around the tree to bring it in.



Mayfield — Hole #14: Par 3

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Mayfield — Hole #15: Par 5

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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, here’s a nice driver hole-out.



Mayfield — Hole #16: Par 4

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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.



Mayfield — Hole #17: Par 3

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

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



Mayfield — Hole #18: Par 4

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Backspin, bite or maybe even a high tee into this finishing green, even though it slopes down, depending on the wind!  Sometimes it’s straight in and other times you’ll need a small cut…just make sure to clear the fence and water!

Here’s a high-teed 3-wood straight at it.  This 3-wood somehow avoided the fence for an ace!

This driver caught the roof but continued on its way into the cup!