Par Four – The Par 4 opening hole doglegs slightly to the right. A series of three bunkers guard the landing area, two on the left and one on the right. The correct line for your tee shot is to aim over the right bunker, provided you can carry it. The green, at 41 yards deep will require careful club selection.
Par Five – This monster of a Par 5 will be a three shot hole for most players. If you can carry the bunker on the left, working your ball away from the hazards down the right side will provide you with the largest margin for error. Laying-up towards the green is a straightforward shot. Plan your lay-up to your favorite yardage as this green is small and well protected.
Par Four – Swing freely off the tee and enjoy one of the most generous fairways on the course. This downhill hole may play shorter than the card but don’t get comfortable as a diabolical green awaits. Your approach shot is into a severely sloping green from front to back, take this into account when hitting your shot. Best of luck!
Par Four – If you carry the bunkers on the left, you will be rewarded with a shorter approach to a tricky and undulating green, the safe play is to the 150 yard marker. But watch out, come up short and your approach shot may be blocked from the green. A miss to the right collection area will give you your best chance for an up and down.
Par Four – A short but very well protected Par 4. The ideal tee shot will land short of the right greenside bunker. Be wary of the fescue down the left side and error to the right off the tee. A large well placed bunker guards this deceptively undulating green, your approach is better a little long then short.
Par Four – Carrying the left bunker is out of the question. A shot favoring the right side of the fairway leaves the largest margin for error provided you can carry your tee shot past the bunkers on the right. The green is 43 yards deep. Factor this in when selecting your approach club. A miss right will be your easiest up and down.
Par Four – A fairly tame Par 4. If you know you have enough club to hit it past the bunker on the left you can swing freely; but, take note of the yardage to the end of the fairway to avoid the hazard crossing the fairway. Your approach shot is to a well guarded two-tier green, calculating the correct yardage for your approach may pay big dividends.
Par Four – Driver off the tee is the play but if it’s downwind or firm the pond may come into play. If you avoid the large bunker down the right side you will be left with a forced carry to the green. Your approach shot is to a large green, a miss right is your best chance for up and down.
Par Five – Your tee shot should favour the right side of the fairway as there is water down the left, but beware of out of bounds right. If you are able to carry the bunker on the right, you can swing freely. The best lay-up position will keep you right of the left fairway bunker. The green is 50 yards deep, be sure to factor this in when selecting your approach club.
Par Four – Hole 15 is a challenging dog-leg left Par 4 with a large bunker protecting the corner. You will want to keep your tee shot right of the left bunker unless you can carry it. Pin position will come into play when selecting your approach club to this wide and narrow green. Your approach shot to the left side is substantially longer than to the right.
Par Five – This beautiful and challenging finishing hole requires a well struck tee shot that will leave you the option of laying-up in front of the green or going for the green in two. Pay close attention to a pin position on the right as your carry to reach the green is substantially farther than a pin on the left.
GOLF COURSE RULES
- R.C.G.A & Local Rules govern all play
- Lateral Water Hazards - Defined by red stakes
- Out of Bounces - Dfined by white stakes
GOLF COURSE ETIQUETTE
- Please keep carts out of fescue and long grass areas
- Please fill divots with sand provided
- Repair ball marks and rake bunkers
- Carts must remain on the path for all Par 3's
- If you are unable to keep pace with the group in front, you may be asked to move up
HOW TO IMPROVE PACE OF PLAYPlay the tees that are appropriate for your handicap. At Watson's Glen we suggest:
Red Tees - 25+ index
Blue Tees - up to 14 index
White Tees - 15-24 index
Gold Tees - under 5 index (with approval from the Pro Shop)
PLAY READY GOLF - KEEP THE PACE
- Have your club in hand and be ready when it is your turn to hit
- Take a few clubs if you are unsure which one you might need
- Employ continuous putting whenever possible
- Read your putt while others are making theirs
- Play a provisional if you think your ball is lost
- Hit your shot when the group in front is safely out of the way
- Drop playing partner off at their ball and continue on to yours