(Illustrations provided by Bench Craft Company, Portland, OR)
Par 5 - HCP 1 480 490 544
The #1 handicap hole. This is a very long, slippery, and dangerous par 5. Three well thought and played shots will get you into par or birdie position. Keeping the ball in the fairway is extremely important here. Your drive should be straight up the middle of the hill. Your next shot, ideally, will reach the bottom of the slope below the green or beyond for the best approach. The elevated green is difficult to hold, especially if you are playing from a downhill lie.