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Grand Savannah Breakdown — Golden Tee 2009

By • Updated: Aug 3rd, 2019 • Category: Grand Savannah

This section breaks down how to play each hole at Golden Tee’s Grand Savannah, by the Mara River in Tanzania.  Check back soon to see how this course and specific holes rates difficulty-wise among all the 2009 courses! Check back here and learn even more tips and tricks, and how to play from each of the […]



Grand Savannah — Hole #18: Par 4

By • Updated: Feb 18th, 2012 • Category: Grand Savannah

Did you escape 17 without killing your round completely?  No?  Keep at it — it’s going to take a lot of practice.  You’ll welcome anything after that, and hole 18 should be a birdie to finish your round on a positive note. The ideal setup is one where you don’t have to use driver off […]



Grand Savannah — Hole #17: Par 3

By • Updated: Feb 18th, 2012 • Category: Grand Savannah

Death has a new face in Golden Tee 2009, and it comes in the form of a dinky little par 3 on Grand Savannah’s 17th hole.  This is already being called the toughest hole ever created, and with good reason — most people can’t escape without a bogey or much, much worse.  It’s the ultimate […]



Grand Savannah — Hole #16: Par 5

By • Updated: Feb 18th, 2012 • Category: Grand Savannah

You will be tempted to pound your drive out into the grassy pothole dirt area straight ahead, but it’s usually not necessary.  If you get as close to the end of the fairway as you can, you’ll have anywhere from a driver to a 5-wood into the green without too much problem.  If you do […]



Grand Savannah — Hole #15: Par 3

By • Updated: Feb 18th, 2012 • Category: Grand Savannah

There are at least 4 tee boxes into this tough, elevated island green.  If you have to use a low-lofted club, it’s really hard to carry the green and stick it — you may have to club up to a wood and try to finesse it.  Just as important is neutralizing a side-wind if possible, […]



Grand Savannah — Hole #14: Par 5

By • Updated: Feb 18th, 2012 • Category: Grand Savannah

This par 5 has a couple shortcuts — one is fairly easy, and one is very tough.  If you’re on one of the left tee boxes, look across the river and you’ll see a circular landing area to the back and left of a tree there.  If it’s reachable, this is your best option.  The […]



Grand Savannah — Hole #13: Par 3

By • Updated: Feb 18th, 2012 • Category: Grand Savannah

This par 3 has three totally different tee boxes and a brutally-shaped green.  The pin placement here can be horrendous.  Do your best not to trap yourself without a clear putt at the pin!  Birdie is a great score here. EXAMPLE HOLE-OUT



Grand Savannah — Hole #12: Par 5

By • Updated: Feb 18th, 2012 • Category: Grand Savannah

Your first step here is to check the pin placement and wind, because this should determine where you put your drive. With a front tee box and a wind blowing towards the green, you actually have a chance to drive this green!  Play a big C3 with roll and you might actually get it there.  […]



Grand Savannah — Hole #11: Par 4

By • Updated: Feb 18th, 2012 • Category: Grand Savannah

Don’t get too cute with your drive — just make sure you keep it in the fairway.  You’ve got an uphill, upslope approach shot again, but sometimes the pin placement can be tough here.  If in doubt, find the middle of the green! EXAMPLE HOLE-OUT



Grand Savannah — Hole #10: Par 4

By • Updated: Feb 18th, 2012 • Category: Grand Savannah

You’ll need to find the best way to get as far down the fairway as possible, because you don’t want the trees blocking your approach shot.  Your approach is uphill and upslope, so make sure you club up and/or use roll! If you can’t clear the water very easily and/or can’t get past the tree […]



Grand Savannah — Hole #9: Par 4

By • Updated: Feb 18th, 2012 • Category: Grand Savannah

No tricks here — find a distance and approach direction you’re most comfortable with, and bring it in for birdie!  Make sure to account for the upslope on the green with the approach. EXAMPLE HOLE-OUT



Grand Savannah — Hole #8: Par 5

By • Updated: Feb 18th, 2012 • Category: Grand Savannah

Here you want to put your tee shot on the right edge of the fairway, about 80% of the way to the end of it.  Here, you’ll have a clear shot into the green in two with a 5-wood most times.  If you are too short or too far, you may have a tree obstructing […]



Grand Savannah — Hole #7: Par 3

By • Updated: Feb 18th, 2012 • Category: Grand Savannah

If you’re using the Big Bertha clubs, the 7-wood is a great club here.  It clears the trees easily and is usually the right distance for you to float the shot into the green. However, the 3-hybrid and 4-iron have enough loft to carry the trees too! You still might have to play a mini-C3 […]



Grand Savannah — Hole #6: Par 5

By • Updated: Feb 18th, 2012 • Category: Grand Savannah

First, take a look at the pin placement. If it’s on the left, especially far left, the ideal placement of your tee shot is as far left as you can get it — the small peninsula of fairway stretching out left.  This will leave you with anywhere from a straight B2 to a small A1 […]



Grand Savannah — Hole #5: Par 3

By • Updated: Feb 18th, 2012 • Category: Grand Savannah

A par 3 with several different looks and a couple different greens — you may have to play a slight curve into the flag if it’s on the high side of the green. EXAMPLE HOLE-OUT



Grand Savannah — Hole #4: Par 5

By • Updated: Feb 18th, 2012 • Category: Grand Savannah

You might be enticed by the mud on the left that leads towards the pin, but don’t do it — you won’t be able to get your approach shot there in 2.  Moreover, you’ll need a couple more shots just to get back out of the mud to the fairway! Instead, try to carry or […]



Grand Savannah — Hole #3: Par 3

By • Updated: Feb 18th, 2012 • Category: Grand Savannah

A couple things to consider here — you’re shooting downhill, so the wind will affect the ball a bit more.  Once again though, do NOT be short, or else you’ll stick in that dirt and have to chip again!  Try to carry the green and stick it, because rolling it up onto the green won’t […]



Grand Savannah — Hole #2: Par 4

By • Updated: Feb 18th, 2012 • Category: Grand Savannah

This is about as easy as par 4s get.  It’s always driveable, but you’ll have an “offset” look, meaning you won’t be lined up directly at the flag.  So, you’ll get more practice with your aim!  Do NOT be short, though…if you land in that dirt stuff short of the green, the ball will not […]



Grand Savannah — Hole #1: Par 4

By • Updated: Feb 18th, 2012 • Category: Grand Savannah

Just try to place your drive out there where the wind and sand traps will least inhibit your approach. EXAMPLE HOLE-OUT



Early reviews for Golden Tee 2009’s Grand Savannah

By • Updated: Nov 13th, 2011 • Category: Grand Savannah

Here’s what the players are saying early on about Golden Tee’s new 2009 course Grand Savannah! AMJ — GT Par is -26. Jeff S — MUD, MUD, MUD!! The ball does not travel well out of the mud…enough said. AMJ — Played the new woods (310,3W,5W,7W,9W) the first round and old school low loft the […]



Clubs and balls to use on Grand Savannah

By • Updated: Nov 13th, 2011 • Category: Grand Savannah

So what’s the best set of clubs to use when playing Golden Tee 2009’s Grand Savannah?  Well, I got feedback from 25 pros on their choices, and here’s what I found! The most votes went to the new Big Bertha set available in 2009.  Players like the combination of the 310-yard driver and the loft […]