HOLE 9

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HOLE 9 DESCRIPTION

Another short par 4 that can be played in one of two ways. The conservative play is to take an iron off the tee and lay back to somewhere between 100 and 120 yards depending on preference. A fairway bunker up the left and well placed trees right will come into play so be sure to give it your full attention. From a good tee shot you'll be left with a wedge to a shallow green that sits slightly above you and runs away at the back right. Long and right is a poor miss as the trampled rough creates some tricky lies and is no certainty for an up and down. 

If you're in need of a birdie and the green is in range, then pulling the chief is also an option. A fade is the ideal tee shot as it should avoid the two bunkers up the right and have the best chance of getting greenside. A draw is doable, but requires a higher level of accuracy and leaving it in the traps down the right will leave a tricky length of bunker shot. The only thing to really avoid doing is leaving yourself around 50 yards. It's very difficult to create the speed and spin required from such a short distance and with the green being so shallow, it's very easy to miss long or short if you try to be too cute. A good birdie opportunity but it requires some good course management.

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