Course Layout

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Hole 1

Description:
Par 4 Dogleg Right, elevated tee, approach shot to an elevated green which slopes heavily from back to front, and left to right. Trapped front left, large oak tree guards the right side of the green.

Conservative:
Select the club that will leave you approximately 150 yards to the pin. Select too much club and you can drive it through the fairway.

Heavy Hitter:
Driver over the trees at right edge of fairway, will leave a short wedge to the green. Slice it or hook it, and you’ll be listening for the delicate sound of timber.

Hole 2

Description:
Long Par 4, elevated tee, the lake on the left side of the fairway will swallow any errant tee shot. Long Run Creek will catch miss-hit approach shots to an elevated two tiered green with bunkers on the left and rear of the green.

Conservative:
Select the club that will leave you approximately 190 yards to the pin, this will take the lake on the left out of play. Unfortunately you will have a long second shot to this elevated two-tiered green. Play one club extra into the green. (usually into the prevailing wind)

Heavy Hitter:
Crank up your driver and fire it down the right side of the fairway. Be sure to hit the proper tier with your approach shot or you will be playing ‘Gnip-Gnop’ with your putter.

Hole 3

Description:
Long Par 4 that doglegs right, elevated tee that stands above Long Run Creek, prevailing wind is usually to your back. A tee shot to the right side of the fairway will shorten your second shot. The approach shot will need to carry the lake that protects the front and right sides of the green.

Conservative:
Driver off the tee is a must. Second shot to the green should favor the left side to guard against the water.

Heavy Hitter:
Driver down the right side of the fairway as far as you can hit it, don’t leave anything in the bag. This should leave you a middle to short iron into the green.

Hole 4

Description:
A heavily bunkered Par 3, any wayward tee shot is sure to find one of the seven sand traps that are nestled into the hillsides that surround the green. Distance control is a must for this large green.

Conservative:
Go for the pin, but if you miss, miss short.

Heavy Hitter:
Go for the pin regardless!

Hole 5

Description:
The first par 5 on the course is a slight dogleg left. The prevailing wind is normally to your back. This par 5 can be reached in two but accuracy is a premium. The green is heavily trapped and if you end up on the wrong side of the green, you might not be able to putt directly at the pin.

Conservative:
Driver off the tee anywhere in the fairway, if you miss the fairway then miss to the right. Second shot short of the trap on the left which is 100 yards from the middle of the green. Short iron to the pin.

Heavy Hitter:
Grab the driver, and lay the hammer down. Second shot to the green could be anywhere from a driver to a six iron, depending on how pumped up you can get. One to three putts later you’re bragging or complaining.

Hole 6

Description:
A driver off the tee is a must on this straight but long par 4 that borders 135th street. Your long approach shot will need to be accurate to find the small green that is trapped both left and right. Miss this green long and the ball will tumble down a hill at the back of the green.

Conservative:
Driver off the tee favoring the left side of the fairway. Long iron or fairway wood for the approach. If distance on clubs is questionable, better short than long.

Heavy Hitter:
It is time to be long and strong. A 300 yard tee shot (that is usually into the wind) will still leave you 165 yards if you’re playing from the ‘Tiger Tees’. Hit this green in two and birdie is a definite possibility.

Hole 7

Description:
Par 3 uphill to a heavly mounded green that encompasses three tiers along with bunkers that guard the front.

Conservative:
Add an extra club in making your club selection. Play for the center here as the green is large.

Heavy Hitter:
Fire at the pin take advantage of this par 3 as the chance for birdies are a real possibility!

Hole 8

Description:
Short Par 4 from an elevated tee. A middle to short iron is usually the club of choice to a green that is trapped both left and right. Take advantage of this hole if you can.

Conservative:
3-wood or driver off the tee, whichever you hit the straightest. Approach shot to pin should be no problem. The green seldom breaks as much as you will read.

Heavy Hitter:
Prevailing wind will normally favor this tee shot, so tool it up and let it go. A great drive can leave a sand wedge or lob wedge to the green. If you can’t make birdie here, start reading the conservative player section.

Hole 9

Description:
A very long Par 5. This hole has never been reached in two shots. Selected as one of the 18 toughest holes in Chicagoland. A rolling hill of a fairway that is protected virtually tee to green biy gigantic oaks. When you finally locate the green, you will find a two tiered green that is heavily bunkered. Enjoy!

Conservative:
Driver, 3-wood, 3-iron, Sand Wedge, Putt, Putt. (You’ll be happy with a 6.)

Heavy Hitter:
Breathe deep, coil, shoulder turn, wrist cock, let the hammer loose, grunt and follow thru (and that is only the practice swing). You gotta get deep baby, or you have no chance of seeing this green in regulation.

Hole 10

Description:
Short par 4, large oak trees on both sides of the fairway. The entire fairway pitches downhill. The green is small and is trapped both left and right; don’t go over this green.

Conservative:
Hit the club that will leave you 125-130 yards to the green.

Heavy Hitter:
If you’re the big hitter, then here is an eagle hole for you; wait for the group to clear the green and smoke it.

Hole 11

Description:
Long Par 4, tee shot must carry Long Run Creek and favor the right side of the fairway. Any shot left will be a blind shot to the green. The two-tiered green is one of the toughest on the course, sloped heavily from back to front and left to right. Par is always a good score on this hole.

Conservative:
You must hit driver (how is that for being conservative), favor the center to right side of the fairway. Approach shot to green must be on the proper tier and below the hole; if you’re on the wrong tier, 3-putts or more will become reality.

Heavy Hitter:
Tighten up your shoelaces then go for the gusto. If you have what it takes, you should be aiming for the right edge of the hill on the left side of the fairway. If you nail that tee shot, you have a short iron to the green, but can you putt?

Hole 12

Description:
Long Par 4, slight dogleg right to an uphill crowned fairway that is guarded by large oaks on both sides. The tight fairway, places a premium on tee shot accuracy. A small heart shaped lake 100 yards from green collects tree deflected shots. Approach shot is to a multi-tiered green. Be sure to hit the proper tier, or 3-putt becomes reality. This is a great golf hole.

Conservative:
Select the wood or long iron you hit the straightest. Second shot must hit proper tier.

Heavy Hitter:
Driver down the center of the fairway as far as you can hit it. This will leave a short iron or wedge to the green.

Hole 13

Description:
Scenic par-3 that will make you double and triple check your club selection and wind direction. Long Run Creek fronts the hole and a lake is waiting for any shot left or long left. A mound runs through the center of this green, so you will need to be on the proper side of this huge putting surface.

Conservative:
Be sure to select enough club, long is better than short.

Heavy Hitter:
If you’re a big hitter, then you’re probably on the ‘Tiger Tees’ 225 yards from stardom. Wouldn’t this be a great place to shoot your first hole in one?

Hole 14

Description:
Par 4 that with a rolling fairway. A flat lie on this hole is a rarity. Approach shot will be uphill to a subtly tiered green that slopes back to front and left to right. One of the toughest greens to read on the course. A gaping bunker forward of the green is complimented by another bunker back left. Anything long of the green risks going out of bounds on Smith Road.

Conservative:
Be sure to take enough club to drive the ball beyond the traps on the left. Anything short of the traps even if you hit the fairway will cause a difficult lie where the ball is below your feet.

Heavy Hitter:
Hey big boy, the wind is probably at your back, so how about letting it loose. If you hit the big tee shot then a short iron to the green will follow.

Hole 15

Description:
Par 5, requires good distance off the tee if you intend to hit your second shot over Long Run Creek. Your approach shot will be uphill to a small green that slopes back to front and is bunkered left and right. (You’ll probably need one club extra to reach the green.) Be sure to look back at the 4th hole from this green, this is one of the most scenic spots on the course.

Conservative:
Driver off the tee is a must. If your not sure whether you can clear the water or not but intend to try, favor the left side.

Heavy Hitter:
Another green that can not be reached in two, and you call yourself the ‘Big Hitter’.

Hole 16

Description:
Beautiful Par 3, that is guarded by a large lake and sand traps all around. Out of bounds long and left. Green has multiple levels and is quite large.

Conservative:
Go for the center of the green, if you miss, miss right.

Heavy Hitter:
Go for the pin baby, no matter where they try to hide it from you.

Hole 17

Description:
Par 4 dogleg right. Tee shot should favor the left center. Green is bunkered left and right. Hit your approach shot too far left and you’ll be reloading, because that is out of bounds.

Conservative:
3-wood or driver to the left center of the fairway, this will eliminate being blocked out by the large oak trees on the right. Approach shot with a medium to short iron.

Heavy Hitter:
Crank up the volume. Hit a high hard draw over the trees at the right corner of the dogleg. If hit with authority, you will have a chip shot to this reasonably flat green. Some form of bird should fly on this hole

Hole 18

Description:
Par 5, elevated tee, lake on left will swallow errant tee shots, willows on the right will block them. Prevailing wind is normally at your back. Second shot must carry Long Run Creek. Approach shot to green is usually made from an awkward stance cause by the steep hillside fronting the green. A small heavily sloped green will prepare you for the clubhouse.

Conservative:
Driver favoring right side of fairway. Second shot must carry Long Run Creek, again favoring the right side of the fairway. Approach shot to green must be below the hole.

Heavy Hitter:
If the wind is behind you, and you really are ‘The Big Hitter’, then tell that ball to buckle up! Hit a high hard draw over the willow trees on the right edge of the fairway, drawing the ball back to the right edge of the fairway. Load up the cannon one more time and go for the green. Make the putt and take your 3.

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