THE FRONT NINE
•Hole 1 - Par 4•
Red 300 yards, White 320 yards, Black 335 yards
The Pro Says: Welcome to the Lobstick. A unique local rules states that any tee shot (in flight) that strikes the Lobstick tree may be replayed without penalty. Your best course of action is to avoid the tree altogether and place your tee shot in the fairway to the right of it. Less club should be hit while approaching the green due to the severe slope from front to back.
•Hole 2 - Par 3•
Red 104 yards, White 119 yards, Black 135 yards
The Pro says: More hole in ones here than any other hole on the course. However, this short little hole can give players fits with perhaps the most severe green on the course. Position your tee shot to the right of the hole if possible to leave an uphill putt. A 3 is always a good score here.
•Hole 3 - Par 4•
Red 332 yards, White 340 yards, Black 350 yards
The Pro says: One of the most generous fairways, there is no need to flirt with the left side as the fairway opens up to the right. Due to the depth of the green and elevation change, pay more attention to the color of the flag as it can mean upwards of a three club difference in club selection.
•Hole 4 - Par 3•
Red 158 yards, White 178 yards, Black 193 yards
The Pro says: Not the longest par 3 on the course but probably the toughest. Deep bunkers guard the right and left side of the green and make for a tough up and down. The tee shot plays longer than it looks so make sure to take enough club. The green appears to be relatively flat but is anything but. Subtle undulations can make the difference between a birdie and a bogey so take your time on one of toughest greens on the course to read.
•Hole 5 - Par 4•
Red 273 yards, White 339 yards, Black 369 yards
The Pro says: A tee shot aimed up the left side of the the fairway or at the tower in the distance will leave you in the best position off the tee, but don’t stray too far right or your ball will kick into the trees. Try to position your approach below the pin to leave an uphill putt.
•Hole 6 - Par 5•
Red 498 yards, White 516 yards, Black 530 yards
The Pro says: Swing for the fence. A generous fairway makes this hole a favourite among heavy-hitters. Legend has it that Gordie Howe reached this green in 2 with an iron. Favour the right side of the fairway off the tee and avoid the fairway bunker guarding the right side of the fairway on the lay up. A very small green to hit but anything on the surface leaves a makeable putt.
•Hole 7 - Par 4•
Red 370 yards, White 390 yards, Black 409 yards
The Pro says: This long par 4 will test even the best players. A good tee shot will still leave a mid to long iron to the green.
A false front means players have to carry the ball all the way on to the green. You will want to avoid the bunker left of the green.
•Hole 8 - Par 5•
Red 490 yards, White 540 yards, Black 600 yards
The Pro says: The hole made famous by Mae West, this par 5 was voted one of the top holes in Canadian golf. It will take 3 good shots to reach this green in regulation. Probably the most deceptive approach shot, many players come up short so be sure to take enough club.
•Hole 9 - Par 4 (men) Par 5 (ladies)•
Red 392 yards, White 412 yards, Black 422 yards
The Pro says: Favour the left side on the fairway as you tee off under the local water tower. When the pin is on the back tier this hole is a real challenge. Bunkers guard the right and left side of the green adding to the difficulty.