This is Hole 16
On the surface, this 377 yard hole appears to be mundane. However, her bite is worse than her bark. This hole is surrounded by trees, and a hazard that cuts diagonally across the fairway 140 yards from the green. An accurate tee shot is required to land short of the 150 yard markers leaving a slightly uphill second shot to this two tiered green.
Jamie opted for a 3 wood off the tee (preference) and was able to grab a par on the tricky green.
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This is Hole #15
Fifteen is a charming 141 yard par 3. The green is tricky, and is completely surrounded by four bunkers and the Aultsville Creek. What makes this hole so interesting is the angle your approach shot must enter the green. If your mid to short iron shot comes off just right, a high soft shot lands in the centre of the green and should allow you to make par. If you miss your shot, you are sure to find lots of trouble.
This is Our Signature Hole #14
The crowning jewel of Upper Canada is the 547 yard par 5 fourteenth affectionately known as "The Monster". It is by far the most picturesque hole on the course. The trees to the right side stretch the entire length of the hole. The lovely Aultsville Creek guards the left side all the way to the green. The best alternative is to use a fairway wood or long iron from the tee to lay up short of the water inlet. The second shot is the key to determining your success or failure. Using the same fairway wood or long iron, you must avoid the tree which stands on the right side of the fairway at the 200 yard mark from the green. If you are successful, you are left with a mid iron approach to the smallest green on the course.
All things considered, this is a terrifying hole.
You can hear from the sound of the driver that Jamie was able to get a great distance off the tee. He then used a nice layup shot to avoid the creek and was able to capture a birdie with an even better approach.
This is #13
This is a short yet deceptively difficult 108 yard par 3. In the immortal words of Jack Nicklaus; "Beware of the short holes". This hole is a relatively simple short iron shot. However, if you let your guard down, you are liable to find the bunkers surrounding the green or the hazard.
This is Hole #12
The 350 yard 12th hole is the first of four holes that follow the scenic and ever present Aultsville Creek. The safe play is a 200 yard tee shot leaving you 150 yards mid to short iron shot to a small rolling green.
Jamie's putting was working well on this day and he was able to grab another birdie on a difficult green.
This is Hole #11
A true three shot par 5, this 520 yard hole is quite intimidating.
Your first impression will have you notice the trees along the entire left side of the hole, and the water hazard to the right. Don't be fooled by your impression. Play your tee shot away from the hazard. This will leave you a long iron second to the 150 yard marker. Your third must carry a gaping bunker protecting the front of the green.
Jamie went for it on his second shot and ended up in the bunker, but shot a nice recovery to grab a birdie.
This is Hole #10
This 430 yard par 4, ranked #2 in difficulty will test your game early as you head to the outward nine. This hold is long from the back tee area and plays into a prevailing west wind.
An accurate tee shot is needed to maneuver between two sets of traps and a large oak tree on the left. A long second shot is needed to reach the two tiered green.
After a long drive Jamie was able to make an approach onto the green for a mid-range shot at a birdie.
This is Hole #9
The front 9 ends with a straight forward 410 yard slightly uphill par 4 which usually plays downwind. The green is guarded to the right by two large bunkers. Always play for the centre of the green. Any pin to the right of centre is a sucker pin placement. Length is the only difficulty to this par 4.
Many golfers' will do like Jamie was able to and have a long put for birdie. Hopefully it doesn't lip out like it did here!
Does anyone know Jamie's score through 9?
Follow along as we continue to showcase the back 9 in coming weeks.
This is Hole #8
Here is your chance to score! Number 8 is a 503 yard dog-leg right par 5 with a generous fairway. This is a classic risk/reward hole. A sand trap is placed on the right side of the fairway 230 yards from the tee with a water hazard just beyond to the right. If you carry the centre of the bunker on the fly, you are left with an excellent chance of getting home in two shots. If your ball drifts to the right of the sand, you will either find yourself in the water hazard or the trees. Another hazard runs along the left side of the hole. The entrance to this multilevel green is open and allows the player many options for scoring.
Jamie's second shot was a 200 yard approach with a 5 iron, while a solid chip onto the green helped him grab a birdie.