Posts Tagged ‘golden tee summit lakes’

Summit Lakes Breakdown — Golden Tee 2008

By • Updated: Aug 3rd, 2019 • Category: Summit Lakes

This section breaks down how to play each hole at Golden Tee’s Summit Lakes, in Yukon Territory, Canada, which was voted the 3rd hardest of the 2008 courses by the expert community. The par 3 17th hole got multiple votes as one of the toughest holes in Golden Tee Live 2008, and holes 10 and […]



Summit Lakes — Hole #9: Par 4

By • Updated: Jul 8th, 2018 • Category: Summit Lakes

This par 4 is drivable a lot of the time. If there’s ice, it’s that much easier. Just go for it and don’t worry about getting wet. Or, if you can’t get there, line up with the wind for a straight-wind approach shot from just about anywhere. Without ice, you may have anywhere from a […]



Summit Lakes — Hole #3: Par 4

By • Updated: Sep 13th, 2017 • Category: Summit Lakes

Here’s an occasionally drivable par 4. If the lake is frozen, be glad, because most of the water the rest of the way will be too! The round will play much easier than if the water is in liquid form. From the front of this huge tee box, you can get to the green with […]



Summit Lakes — Hole #11: Par 4

By • Updated: Feb 25th, 2017 • Category: Summit Lakes

It’s rumored that this green has been driven once or twice when the lake is ice, but you probably won’t be thinking about that! If this hole is icy, though, blast an A1 or C3 as far down the ice as you can, leaving yourself with a nice approach shot with the wind.  Here’s a […]



Summit Lakes — Hole #12: Par 3

By • Updated: Feb 25th, 2017 • Category: Summit Lakes

This hole is really tough. Adjust your club because of the elevation change, and whether or not to use backspin depends on the wind.  You’ll probably have to fight the wind here with some kind of angled shot, but if you’re off just a bit, you’ll be in the sand or worse. Good luck! There’s […]



Summit Lakes — Hole #13: Par 5

By • Updated: Feb 25th, 2017 • Category: Summit Lakes

The shortcut here is to rotate to the right a few times and try to land the ball on the green patch in between the cabins. If it looks tough, it is. If you can stick it here, though, you’ll have a wood into the green for eagle.  Don’t be long over the green, though, […]



Summit Lakes — Hole #14: Par 4

By • Updated: Feb 25th, 2017 • Category: Summit Lakes

This hole is always drivable over the rock. If you’re close enough to be able to use a 3-wood, it will clear the rock.  A driver will usually hit the top of the rock, but it will bounce over. If you have to hit driver, use backspin and aim for the right side of the […]



Summit Lakes — Hole #17: Par 3

By • Updated: Feb 25th, 2017 • Category: Summit Lakes

A very tough par 3 with thousands of looks. A big wind is absolutely brutal here, as it will blow a shot from your high-lofted club all over. Pray for ice here in case you don’t make it on. And even if you do make it, watch out for a down 10 putt because it […]



Summit Lakes — Hole #18: Par 4

By • Updated: Feb 25th, 2017 • Category: Summit Lakes

Summit finishes with an almost always drivable par 4. From the back of this box, a 5-wood will go straight over the mountain. Most times, though, you will have to curve it around the mountain with an A1-type shot with backspin and hope for a safe landing on the green. Here’s a great 3-wood ace. […]



Summit Lakes — Hole #16: Par 5

By • Updated: Jan 28th, 2012 • Category: Summit Lakes

Your first decision will be whether or not you can reach the second fairway here, which may require a monster C3 at times (and other times it’s easy). If you get across, you have a good shot at eagle. If you’re on the back of the box and into a wind, don’t try it unless […]



Summit Lakes — Hole #15: Par 4

By • Updated: Jan 28th, 2012 • Category: Summit Lakes

If this hole is icy, you can get close to the green, even maybe making it with a couple lucky bounces (be careful for some of the ice holes, because there’s water still in a couple). This hole usually plays tough because of the wind and a downhill shot into the green. Try to leave […]



Summit Lakes — Hole #10: Par 4

By • Updated: Jan 28th, 2012 • Category: Summit Lakes

The fairway is separated in two here. Most of the time, you’ll just want to lay up toward the end of the first fairway, which will leave you with an easy 5-wood to the green.  Here’s a hole-out from in front of the snow. If there’s a big wind and you’re at the front of […]



Summit Lakes — Hole #8: Par 5

By • Updated: Jan 28th, 2012 • Category: Summit Lakes

To reach this par 5 in two, you’ll have to get on or past the little bottleneck between the fairways. Of course, there’s trouble on either side, with water on the left and nasty rough on the right. Normally, you can aim at the right small path along the lake and hit a big C3. […]



Summit Lakes — Hole #7: Par 4

By • Updated: Jan 28th, 2012 • Category: Summit Lakes

This par 4 is drivable 90% of the time. The left side of this tee box is money – hit a straight wood with backspin to the green.  Here’s a nice 3-wood down and in! From the middle of the box, you’ll need to hit a B1 or a small A1 around the mountain to […]



Summit Lakes — Hole #6: Par 3

By • Updated: Jan 28th, 2012 • Category: Summit Lakes

This shot is tough because the wind affects it so much.  Play one less club because of the downhill shot, and compensate for the wind more than usual since the ball will be in the air longer!  Here’s a great floater to a back pin.



Summit Lakes — Hole #5: Par 4

By • Updated: Jan 28th, 2012 • Category: Summit Lakes

Don’t take this tee shot for granted – make sure you end up in the middle of the fairway, because there’s trouble right and left! Stay in the middle and you’re in good shape to birdie.  Here’s an example hole-out.



Summit Lakes — Hole #4: Par 5

By • Updated: Jan 28th, 2012 • Category: Summit Lakes

On this par 5, you should always be able to reach the bottom fairway off the tee. Don’t worry about clearing the mountain either – even a low-loft driver with roll will go straight over the edge of the mountain. Simply turn left until you are lined up to land in the rough between the […]



Summit Lakes — Hole #2: Par 3

By • Updated: Jan 28th, 2012 • Category: Summit Lakes

This par 3 plays slightly uphill, so above all else, make sure you don’t leave it short in the water!  Here’s a backspin hole-out to a front pin, and here’s an example hole-out to a back pin.



Summit Lakes — Hole #1: Par 4

By • Updated: Jan 28th, 2012 • Category: Summit Lakes

An easy par 4 to start, as usual – just try to position your tee shot with a straight-in wind so that you have the best chance of holing out your approach shot, or at least getting Great Shot Points!  Here’s an example hole-out. It’s always easy to turn left once and pound an A1 […]



Clubs and Balls to use on Summit Lakes

By • Updated: Nov 13th, 2011 • Category: Summit Lakes

After polling several of the experts, there are three different ways people choose to set up for Golden Tee Live 2008 Summit Lakes. Three different options are presented towards playing Summit Lakes. The most popular choice is to use the old hybrids (”old birds”) and the orange balls. The next most popular option is to […]