• Hole 1
    • Thursday, November 23, 2017





      #1 – The course begins with a good par 4.  A sharp dogleg right that plays slightly downhill off the tee box and then slightly uphill towards the green on your second shot.  A good drive is aimed at the two large logo trees at the end of the fairway and opens up the view of the green complex.  Avoid the bunkers around the green as a Par 4 is a good number on this tough opening hole.


  • Hole 2
    • Thursday, November 23, 2017




      #2 – Clear the water to set up a birdie putt on the first challenging par 3 on the course.  Typically playing downwind, this par 3 is guarded by trees right and left with water guarding the front and left side of the green.  A straight iron or hybrid tee shot is required to give yourself an opportunity at birdie.


  • Hole 3
    • Thursday, November 23, 2017



      #3 – The first Par 5 on the course demands an accurate tee shot in between the small duck pond and the larger “reclaimed water” pond.  Your second shot sets up a mid range third to a tricky green.  Stay below the hole on this one as downhill putts can get a little speedy.  

                               

      #3 – The first Par 5 on the course demands an accurate tee shot in between the small duck pond and the larger “reclaimed water” pond.  Your second shot sets up a mid range third to a tricky green.  Stay below the hole on this one as downhill putts can get a little speedy.  
  • Hole 4
    • Thursday, November 23, 2017




      #4 – A challenging Par 4 that requires a Driver or fairway wood off the tee to set yourself up in front of the creek that bisects the fairway.  A long iron second shot to a difficult, two-tiered green.  Being on the proper level is an advantage to making a good par or birdie.  


  • Hole 5
    • Thursday, November 23, 2017






      #5 – The fifth hole wraps around Grass Valley Lake on the north side of the golf course.  A good tee shot will keep you in the left half of the fairway to avoid the lake on the right.  A short to mid iron second shot to a tricky three tiered green will get you on the putting surface and a good shot at birdie or par.  Being on the correct level of this tricky green will give you your best shot at par.                       


      #5 – The fifth hole wraps around Grass Valley Lake on the north side of the golf course.  A good tee shot will keep you in the left half of the fairway to avoid the lake on the right.  A short to mid iron second shot to a tricky three tiered green will get you on the putting surface and a good shot at birdie or par.  Being on the correct level of this tricky green will give you your best shot at par.
  • Hole 6
    • Thursday, November 23, 2017





      #6 – A long, good par 3 that has two very distinct levels to this demanding green.  This hole plays uphill into a left to right wind on a typical day, being on the correct tier, as well as being below the hole gives the player the best chance to make a putt for birdie.
                                                      


  • Hole 7
    • Thursday, November 23, 2017




      #7 – One of the shorter par 4’s on the course, slight dogleg right, plays with trees and out of bounds down the right side and fairway bunker to avoid.  A good tee shot is played down the left center of the fairway to open up the green that is protected with a large bunker on the front right corner of the green and two bunkers on the left side.  The green slopes front to back and an uphill putt has the best opportunity to make a birdie or par. 


  • Hole 8
    • Thursday, November 23, 2017




      #8 
      – The longest and most challenging par 4 on the course.  A long straight drive down the left center rewards the player with an easier shot to the difficult, demanding green.  Be careful of the hazard that is down the left side of the hole.  Shots that go left can easily find the hazard and make this one of the most challenging holes on the course.  Your approach to the green needs to be kept below the hole as anything long can bring bigger numbers into play.  


  • Hole 9
    • Thursday, November 23, 2017




      #9 – The front nine ends with the first of the three drivable par 4’s on the course.  Play your drive right at the green to set up a short iron or chip shot to a multi tiered green.  A good short game is needed to navigate this tricky green complex.


  • Hole 10
    • Thursday, November 23, 2017





      #10 – The second of the drivable holes on the course, this requires a slightly longer carry to reach the putting surface.  A smart play is to lay up short of the creek the bisects the fairway short of the green.  A good tee shot will leave you with a shot of 100-120 yards to a sloping green surface.  Bunkers surround the green and shots that miss the green require a skilled short game to get up and down for par.


  • Hole 11
    • Thursday, November 23, 2017




      #11 – A steep uphill par 4 starts the climb into the back nine.  A tee shot that is in the right half of the fairway allows an easier second shot to a blind green.  The uphill approach does not allow a view of the putting surface.  A large undulating green complex requires your approach to be on the proper level and also correct side of the green.  Par is a good score.


  • Hole 12
    • Thursday, November 23, 2017





      #12 – The 12
      th is a good dogleg left par 5.  A drawing tee shot up and around the corner opens up a view of the green.  A creek crosses just in front of the green and the green is also surrounded by three bunkers.  Reaching the green in two shots requires two skillfully placed shots.  If you lay up, your third shot will have to be negotiated off a difficult slope, with the ball above your feet.  The green is a difficult one that slopes uphill from front to back.  Birdies can be made, but a bogey can happen if you try and get greedy.


  • Hole 13
    • Thursday, November 23, 2017





                               #13 – The third and final drive able par 4 on the course. 
      Players may elect to hit a short iron or fairway wood to set themselves up with a short iron approach to this challenging and difficult green complex.  The bigger hitters can attempt to reach the green with a good drive.  Errant tee shots can get into trouble as the green is elevated and is protected with heavy rough and difficult bunkers.  While a birdie or the rare eagle can be made, bogies can easily creep up on the player.


  • Hole 14
    • Thursday, November 23, 2017





                               #14 – The shortest par 3 on the course is protected by a deep bunker short of the green and bunkers behind the green and a creek that runs short of the bunker.  A big two tiered green requires a short iron on the proper level to have the best opportunity at making the putt for birdie.


  • Hole 15
    • Thursday, November 23, 2017





      #15 – “The Monster”, and for good reason!  This difficult par 5 requires a tee shot that “threads the needle” to find the middle of the fairway.  An aiming flag gives you direction at the bottom of the fairway.  From there, the hole makes a 90 degree turn uphill towards the green.  A blind second shot with a middle to long iron is required from the bottom of the fairway to reach the green if you are trying to make eagle.  Otherwise, your approach to this green will need to be well thought out to navigate through the bunkers that protect the opening to the putting surface.  Par is a good score on this one.


  • Hole 16
    • Thursday, November 23, 2017





                               #16 – A sharp dogleg left requires a drive that has a right to left shape to it.  A large pine tree protects the left side of the fairway.  Tee shots must be drawn around it to give yourself the best shot to a well protected, difficult green.  A creek navigates across and down the left side of the fairway which has to be crossed at the end of the fairway.  A middle iron is used to approach the green.  Careful, the green is the smallest and one of the most difficult on the course and requires precision to hole out some putts.


  • Hole 17
    • Thursday, November 23, 2017







      #17 – Typically downwind off the teeing ground, this par 4 bends slightly to the right and plays sometimes a club less into the green.  The tee shot has to carry a pond prior to the start of the fairway.    The approach needs to be thought about as it will play downwind and club selection is very important.  The green is protected on the right side and long by two difficult bunkers.  


  • Hole 18
    • Thursday, November 23, 2017






      #18 – The signature hole on the course is the Finale.  A great par 3 that has a water hazard protecting the front and right side of the green.  Two distinct tiers make club selection a premium.  Putts coming from the top level will be quite difficult and putts coming from bottom will need to be hit a little harder to reach all the way back to the hole.  A great finishing hole with no place to bail out.