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    Hole Descriptions

HOLE #1

A good starting par 4 that requires a solid drive to the right side of the fairway. A good drive will set up short to mid iron to an hour-glass shaped green that slopes back to front. Don’t go long on your approach shot or par may be out of the question.

HOLE #2

A long and very challenging par 3 surrounded by trees that demands a solid tee shot. Anything short will leave an uphill pitch from the rough or the bunker guarding the left side. Par here is a great score!

HOLE #3

A straightforward par 4 with a wide fairway but still requiring an accurate tee shot to avoid trees on the left side of the tee. A good drive leaves a short iron shot into a well-bunkered green. The green slopes back to front, but anything on this green is a birdie opportunity.

HOLE #4

The showcase hole at the entrance to the subdivision - a beautiful mid to short iron par 3 with a lake around the front and left sides of the green. A tee shot a little to the right of the green can kick off the bank and give you a birdie putt! Just tell your buddies that you meant to hit it there.

HOLE #5

A risk-reward par 4 can be very short if you dare to cut the corner of the dog leg. The right fairway bunker is a good aiming point for long hitters – but short hitters can hit left of the bunker to a generous fairway, leaving a mid to long iron into the green. There are no flat putts on this green - leave an uphill putt if you want a birdie or even a par.

HOLE #6

A reachable par 5 with an uphill drive followed by a downhill dog leg right. Long hitters bomb it over the pine trees on the right and short hitters play it left to open up the second shot. Incredible views of the valley await as you walk up to your drive. A creek spillway runs along the left side to catch errant layup shots. Be thankful if the flag is in a front left pin position, otherwise the bunker will add another challenge. Get your birdie here as it is about to get tougher.

HOLE #7

A long par 5 with a wide open tee shot. However, that generous fairway on the drive narrows quickly as you approach the green with trees left and right. Your drive should favor the left side of the fairway to open up the tight second shot. The layup must be accurate because any shot off the fairway slopes hard toward the woods. With a good layup, the 3rd shot is to a generous green with no major undulation.

HOLE #8

A signature par 3 hole. A mid iron tee shot over a beautiful ravine and rock cliff to a narrow green. Anything short will catch up in the thick rough. However, don’t go too long unless you would like a challenging downhill chip to green that slopes back to front. Par is great score here.

HOLE #9

The most challenging hole on the front nine. A long par 4 that requires both accurate and controlled distance off the tee. The generous fairway is deceiving as you need to be on the left side to avoid having a blind second shot over a tree-filled ravine. Long hitters might hit a 3 wood off the tee because the deep ravine can catch a drive that carries too far. Short hitters may have to bail out to the left of the ravine or layup short. Par is a great score here.

HOLE #10

A straightaway par 4 with trees on the right and left. A good tee shot sets up mid to short iron into a large green that slopes back to front. A right-side pin position means a good chance to start the back nine with a birdie. In the evenings, you will often have an audience of a few deer on this hole.

HOLE #11

A great dog leg left par 4 starting high up on the hill. A creek runs on both the left and right sides of the fairway that creates a great challenge for long hitters who must be accurate if they want a wedge into the green. The second shot is both pretty and demanding! The narrow green is protected by a deep rock wall that covers the left front of the green. You can always bail out right, but the long and narrow sloping green makes for a difficult up and down. Par is a tremendous score here.

HOLE #12

A long uphill par 5 unless you have the length to challenge the dog leg right and carry over the trees. The number 1 handicap hole for good reasons. After a safe tee shot you should lay up on the right side of the fairway that slopes hard left to right. The 3rd shot is a short iron to an elevated green with a ridge running right down the middle of the green. Errant approach shots can find creeks on the left and right side of the green. Watch out for the deer that love to play in the fairway in the mornings and evenings.

HOLE #13

A short downhill par 3 secluded in the trees. The green is protected by a front bunker and slopes from back to front. Stay below the hole and you have a chance to walk away with a birdie. Before driving up to 14 tee, pause and take in the expansive view of the valley and mountains in the distance!

HOLE #14

A great view of trees and two lakes from the tee of this par 4. A birdie hole for long hitters who can carry over the lake and avoid the two fairway bunkers – that are good directional targets for the tee shot. Short hitters need to play left of the lake and bunkers, but this leaves a long uphill second shot. The multi-tiered green provides good birdie opportunities.

HOLE #15

A mid iron par 3 that requires a full carry over a lake with the green guarded by a deep bunker on the front right. A bail out to the left is safe. Anything on the green here gives you a good birdie putt.

HOLE #16

The easiest par 5 on the course. A straight away hole with a fairly generous landing area for the tee shot. A decent drive will have long hitters looking at a hybrid approach shot with no major hazards around the green. Short hitters can lay up close enough to the green for a short pitch shot. Birdie or eagle chance here.

HOLE #17

A mid iron par 3 that plays slightly uphill. The green has a deep swale in front that catches many short tee shots. The green is long and slopes back to front. Keep the ball below the hole and you can make an easy par.

HOLE #18

A stunningly beautiful finishing par 5 that overlooks the Arkansas river valley. The tee sits on top of the cliff well above the fairway that is in the valley below. Long hitters can bomb it with a tee shot that carries forever and makes this reachable in two. While trees on the left and native grasses on the right can catch errant shots from shorter hitters, don’t let that cause you to lay up. After a good tee shot, your approach must navigate 3 bunkers that guard the front and right side of the fairway and green. Don’t go long with your approach shot, as there is another steep slope behind the green. The green is fairly flat and this is an excellent birdie or eagle chance to finish your round.  Head down to the pro shop and pick up an Eagle Crest t-shirt with a colorful drawing of the 18th tee view!

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