Posts Tagged ‘Golden Tee 2012 courses’

Tundra Peak — Hole #11: Par 4

By • Updated: Aug 5th, 2014 • Category: Tundra Peak

With a great tee box and strong tailwind, you may be able to high-tee this one to the green! Otherwise, just lay up a ways short of the icy divide to give yourself a 7-wood or 9-wood loft shot up the hill on your approach.  Here’s an example hole-out. VIDEO DEMO



Tundra Peak — Hole #9: Par 4

By • Updated: Aug 5th, 2014 • Category: Tundra Peak

It’s all about distance control here — you’ll be shooting straight at this green with backspin or bite.  Here’s a great 4-wood dunk to a front pin, and here’s a perfect 3-wood hole-out to a back pin. VIDEO DEMO



Tundra Peak — Hole #8: Par 5

By • Updated: Aug 5th, 2014 • Category: Tundra Peak

You’ll always be aiming out left for the green patch in the mountains.  It’s a bit uphill, so you’ll need a little extra loft and distance — something like a high-teed 3-wood may work well.  If you are a bit short, though, you can often bounce up the ice and onto the patch, so aim […]



Tundra Peak — Hole #7: Par 3

By • Updated: Aug 5th, 2014 • Category: Tundra Peak

Similar to hole #3 but a different distance.  Again, it’s a ways downhill, so compensate a bit extra for the elevation and wind.  Here’s an example hole-out. VIDEO DEMO



Tundra Peak — Hole #4: Par 5

By • Updated: Aug 5th, 2014 • Category: Tundra Peak

The safest play is to the layup patch out to the right.  It’s usually a 4-5-wood to get there, almost always high-teed for extra elevation and distance.  There’s some snow short, so you absolutely must carry it there — bank off the ice on the back if you need to.  That should leave you with […]



Tundra Peak — Hole #3: Par 3

By • Updated: Aug 5th, 2014 • Category: Tundra Peak

It’s a ways downhill, so compensate a bit extra for the elevation and wind.  Here’s an example hole-out. VIDEO DEMO



Tundra Peak — Hole #2: Par 4

By • Updated: Aug 5th, 2014 • Category: Tundra Peak

With a great tee box and wind, you can get within chipping distance off the tee here, so keep that in mind for a better chance of a hole-out!  A C3 from the front left of the box is ideal. You can also ram a medium-teed driver with roll straight ahead and hope to catch […]



Tundra Peak — Hole #1: Par 4

By • Updated: Aug 5th, 2014 • Category: Tundra Peak

Enjoy one of the few flat holes on this course!  Lay up anywhere and bring it in for birdie.  Here’s an example hole-out. VIDEO DEMO



Coconut Beach — Hole #2: Par 4

By • Updated: Aug 22nd, 2013 • Category: Coconut Beach

From one of the front boxes, this hole can potentially be drivable!  From the closest box, you’ll have the distance, but the trees will pose an issue.  Your best bet is from the second-closest box — with a nice wind at the green, you can play anywhere from a fairly straight shot to a C3-type […]



Coconut Beach — Hole #10: Par 4

By • Updated: Aug 17th, 2013 • Category: Coconut Beach

The play is almost always straight down the fairway to the right — you should have plenty of club to get there in two.  A driver can work nice to minimize the effect of wind and slope — this one was played nicely and found the hole. Use either backspin, bite, or nothing with the […]



Cape Haven — Hole #7: Par 5

By • Updated: Aug 17th, 2013 • Category: Cape Haven

You may have to carry 340 or more to reach the green if you play out to the left fairway.  It can be done sometimes, but you also don’t want to get wet trying, and you’ll have to put extra emphasis on your drive to be as far right as possible.  It’s worth consideration sometimes […]



Sequoia Grove — Hole #18: Par 4

By • Updated: Aug 15th, 2013 • Category: Sequoia Grove

Here is a fantastic low-teed driver cut through the gap and into the hole.  This one came in pretty hot after a big hop and an out-wind but still found the hole! If the wind is blowing hard left, you may need to rotate another click left and play more of an A2-type shot instead […]



Bear Lodge — Hole #14: Par 4

By • Updated: Aug 7th, 2013 • Category: Bear Lodge

Some guys have gotten close to driving the green here, at least getting close enough for a short chip shot.  Check out this insane long drive.  Don’t expect these results, but check out how this high-teed driver skipped the water with a tailwind! It’s never a bad option to lay up behind the sand straight […]



Cape Haven — Hole #13: Par 3

By • Updated: Jul 8th, 2013 • Category: Cape Haven

This par 3 can be really tough, especially with a bad wind and/or if you have the back box.  Sometimes it’s best to work a very small-cut driver against the wind/slope to hold the green.  Here’s an awesome 3-wood dunk from the back box. Here’s a one-hopper from the front-right box.  This 7-wood found the cup […]



Sequoia Grove — Hole #13: Par 4

By • Updated: Jul 5th, 2013 • Category: Sequoia Grove

Most of the time, you’ll be trying to hit a low-lofted shot through the hole in the bottom of the tree.  However, it’s very easy to miss high and ram right into it.  The trick is to try to land your ball well short of the green, because you’ll get a lot of bounces downhill […]



Bear Lodge — Hole #16: Par 5

By • Updated: Jun 4th, 2013 • Category: Bear Lodge

Here’s a tough par 5 that can be really difficult to reach in two.  It often takes two great shots.  Here are your options off the tee: 1) If you have the distance, blast it straight ahead through the fairway into the rough by any means possible.  This gets you a pretty straight look into […]



Cape Haven — Hole #9: Par 4

By • Updated: May 31st, 2013 • Category: Cape Haven

Here’s a nice 3-wood from the back right box that carried the green and found the cup.  And this driver curved around the left to suck back into the hole! This driver from the back-center box caught a nice little hop towards the cup. Here’s a 5-wood from the middle box that caught some nice […]



Sequoia Grove — Hole #4: Par 4

By • Updated: May 16th, 2013 • Category: Sequoia Grove

Here’s a great 3-wood from the front box cut through the left gap in the trees.  That box also sets up well for a straight shot through the gap. The second box may well the the trickiest.  The gap straight at the green closes up significantly, although it’s still there if you want it — […]



Bear Lodge — Hole #1: Par 4

By • Updated: May 5th, 2013 • Category: Bear Lodge

From the front boxes, this hole can be drivable!  Check out this medium-teed driver ace with roll from the front-right box. This one found the green from the front-center box with a high tee.  And Mouth did find the cup with this huge effort! VIDEO DEMO



Bear Lodge — Hole #18: Par 4

By • Updated: May 4th, 2013 • Category: Bear Lodge

From the front-left box, a wood can easily clear the trees right at the green.  This high-teed 4-wood found the cup.  You don’t even need a tee if the distance works out for you and you need to retain backspin — this medium-teed driver went at it just fine.  If you are so inclined, here’s […]



Coconut Beach — Hole #14: Par 4

By • Updated: May 3rd, 2013 • Category: Coconut Beach

Before teeing off, size up the wind and pin position.  If you can thumb a shot straight ahead, short of the water, and still have a straight shot into the green, then that should be your option.  Check out how this approach kicked off the tree to find the hole! If you have a nice […]



Cape Haven — Hole #15: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 23rd, 2013 • Category: Cape Haven

This hole can be drivable from the front boxes with a high tee and a nice wind.  Here’s an amazing shot from the front-right box that hopped the bunker and almost found the hole!  This one came within an inch of dropping.  With an out-wind, you can also go straight at it with the high […]



Coconut Beach — Hole #8: Par 3

By • Updated: Apr 16th, 2013 • Category: Coconut Beach

This hole usually isn’t too bad — often an iron with bite to settle on the green.  Here’s an example ace to a right pin.  This 9-wood caught a nice little hop back off the hill to a back pin. The tree to the right shouldn’t be in play either if the pin is on […]



Sequoia Grove — Hole #17: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 14th, 2013 • Category: Sequoia Grove

Incredible risk here if you want a double-eagle chance.  It’s very easy to stroke-limit if you get stuck in amongst those trees, and then your round is gone.  This driver got through the tiny gap and found the hole for an ace!  This 4-wood found the hole, but on the second try for eagle instead.  And this […]



Jackrabbit Junction — Hole #8: Par 4

By • Updated: Mar 26th, 2013 • Category: Jackrabbit Junction

You should always at least be attempting to drive this green, because there’s no danger around it.  Here’s a high-teed 3-wood with a small cut from the front box.  This 5-wood played a much bigger cut and found the hole. The front box may also provide an option to shoot through a gap in the […]



Sequoia Grove — Hole #7: Par 4

By • Updated: Mar 26th, 2013 • Category: Sequoia Grove

From the middle-right box, there’s room to work a shot just inside the last tree — here’s an outstanding 5-wood ace from that setup.  And here’s a 4-wood that used the rough to land and find a pin on the right edge.  Finally, this 2-hybrid used a skip with backspin to find the cup! You […]



Coconut Beach — Hole #1: Par 4

By • Updated: Mar 7th, 2013 • Category: Coconut Beach

If you get the front box, this hole should be drivable most of the time.  Here’s an ace to start off the round. From the second box, you also have a decent chance at driving it, or at least giving yourself  a pretty short chip shot.  It’s usually worth the risk of dropping off the […]



Jackrabbit Junction — Hole #17: Par 4

By • Updated: Mar 6th, 2013 • Category: Jackrabbit Junction

With a high teed driver, a good wind and a little luck, you can play a huge C3 shot and drive this green!  Here’s an example of how that worked out.  Here’s another one that found the green.  You’ll have to dodge a few obstacles, but the right setup gives you a chance! From the […]



Coconut Beach — Hole #18: Par 4

By • Updated: Mar 5th, 2013 • Category: Coconut Beach

This is perhaps the toughest eagle in 2013, and I’m not even convinced that sticking the green is possible under certain conditions.  Many of the aces I’ve seen here were “luckily” intercepted by the hole.  If you miss, then left and slightly long is the place to be!  That being said, there are ways to […]



Jackrabbit Junction — Hole #16: Par 4

By • Updated: Mar 1st, 2013 • Category: Jackrabbit Junction

Most of the time it’s best to lay up at the end of the first fairway — here’s a nice 3-wood hole-out from there. It’s sometimes fine to shoot for the second fairway if you’re comfortable as well.  Here’s a hole-out from well out into that fairway.  Even if you miss, you may still have […]