|Hole 1 / HCP 1 / Par 5 | Blue: 557 | White: 512 | Red: 473|
|Photos: From the Tee | Approach Shot | The Green | Side View of Green|
This hole is one of the most difficult par 5 starting holes anywhere. It starts off with water in front of the tee, winding its way down the entire right side of the hole, right to the edge of the green. An errand tee shot here can put you out of bounds past the trees on the left. Keep the ball in the fairway if you want to have a reasonable shot at making par or even birdie. The rough running along the right-hand side of the fairway tends to push the ball towards the water, so slicers beware. The second shot with a fairway wood or long iron is also guarded by water, trees and sand. Big hitters can make it in 2, but that approach shot better have pinpoint accuracy or else. There is water left and right of this green, shared with hole number 8. Because this green is so well guarded, your best bet is to play it safe on your 2nd shot, leaving yourself a short iron approach. Make a 5 here and you are off to a great start with a par on the number 1 handicap hole. Take a chance and miss your mark - and you'll be heading to the 2nd tee 2 or 3 over to start the day.
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