Hole 2 offers a chance to exhale on this long par-5, a true three shot hole for most, with a decision to be made on the second shot to lay up or try and carry the dry gulch for a shorter third shot. Try to avoid the left front green side bunker at all cost. The best lay-up spot is the right side of the fairway as close as you dare to the hazard. (Hint) Watch the speed of your putts going towards Rock Run Creek.
Hole 7 is one of the most scenic tee shots on the course. Long hitters may attempt to carry the bunker on the right but this could result in little gain. It is recommended to play to the left, short of the left side fairway bunkers, for a flat lie into this generous green. Use a good mid iron and you will have a possible look at a birdie.
Hole 12 is one of the most beautiful holes on the course. It is a deceptive par-3, playing uphill to a nearly blind green. It is recommended to take one extra club and at all cost make sure to carry the false front. The green is bigger than it looks from the tee, therefore, when in doubt, play to the back yardage. A word of caution, if you are putting toward Rock Run Creek, do not be too aggressive as you may find yourself chipping back up from the front approach.
Hole 13 is a relatively simple Par-4 that is all about the second shot. Try not to get lulled into a sense of complacency on the tee shot. It is recommended to take the bunkers on the right out of play and leave yourself a short iron approach to the very small and elevated green. Be careful with your spin on the second shot as the false front will come into play. Focus on playing to the middle of the green and you will have a makeable birdie chance.
Hole 16 is a relatively short Par-4 , but looks can be deceiving. Watch the wind direction by checking the American Flag on the hill. For the long hitters, be careful with the driver as the fairway runs out to the right and will leave you a downhill lie to an uphill green. Most players will try to play to the 150 marker with a mid iron, leaving them with a great angle to approach this very well protected green. A pin placement in the back left of the green is a “red light”, instead, play to the front right if you can and try and two-putt from there. Par is always a good score.