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Hole 8 | Par 4
Blue: 396 | White: 368 | Red: 312
A strong par 4 that allows enough margin for error to hit the tee shot long. Apart from the usual thick rough, trees to the right and a hidden fairway bunker on the right at 240 yards out, the tee shot is trouble free. The fairway is at itís widest down the left of center with water coming into play for only the long hitters. The second shot is less simple than the tee shot as the front of the green is guarded by thick rough and two deep bunkers. Water also comes into play on the right. It begins 70 yards short of the green and continues up to the back of the putting surface. The green is also a hazard in itís self. A severe slope from back to front requires long putts to be judged to perfection.
The Proís Way:-
A fairway wood or driver should be hit down the right hand side of the fairway to leave the best line into the green. Long balls hit left can find water, deep rough or be blocked out by tall trees. From the right of the fairway a mid iron shot has to fly the bunkers short of the green. Try to finish below the hole as† down hill putt on this surface is very difficult to judge.
The Amateurís Way-
There is enough fairway to hit the driver from the tee. Try to favor the left side of the fairway as it is at its widest here. A drive of 230 yards will leave a difficult approach of 170 yards, all of which is carry if you are to avoid the lurking rough and sand. Be aware of the lake on the right of the green as the slope to the right of the green will only encourage a wide ball to be swallowed by the water.
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