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The first hole cascades down the hill, playing toward beautiful views of Mt. Evans. You have options here, interesting natural features and vistas. Right out of the box, the roll and slope of the fairway lets you know that this course plays the ground as it is.
This little par 3 packs a big punch. A pitch shot to the smallest green on the course. The green slopes severely, and bunkers catch shots that are short or long. Chipping and putting will be difficult on this hole.
The third is an unusual hole. Take the tee shot as far down the hill as you'd like, setting up a pitch across the barranca to a natural green site. The strategy off the tee will vary depending on hole location.
This hole plays into the prevailing wind. A low-profile green makes depth perception difficult. Cross-bunkers about 100 yards short of the green add to the deception. The green falls away to the left, but taking the safe route to the right leaves a difficult downhill chip.
The barranca on the left defines the hole. The approach is slightly uphill, with another deception bunker on the right side. The green sits in a small natural amphitheater and has great subtle movement.
A long par 3 that is very challenging psychologically because of the length, yet plays shorter because of a kick slope short of the green.
This par 4 plays downwind, to one of the smallest targets on the course. The green sits across the barranca that runs the length of the fairway on the right side.
A classic short par 4. Big hitters can go for the green off the tee, but if they fail, they'll face an awkward pitch to a small putting surface with dramatic internal contours. There may be some twos here, but there will be some sixes as well.
A nice old-fashioned up-and-over hole. The longer you are off the tee, the more you play to a hanging lie. The green runs from left to right, so the left side is the target off the tee.
The only hole on the golf course without a bunker. Play over and down the hill to a small green. The mountains provide a spectacular backdrop.
The tee shot plays over a pond to a green with three distinct segments. Lots of interesting pin positions and setup options.
The green site suggested this hole. It's a perfect tabletop plateau that tips down the valley.
A spine runs along the entire length of this hole, and it defines both the tee shot and the approach. There's a certain randomness to the tee shot that gives it a lot of charm. The golfer is drawn toward the left side, but the tee shot to the right provides a better angle.
Another short par 4. Appears downhill from the tee, tempting bombers to go long, but it's really level. The boomerang green wraps around a bunker. It will be a tricky pitch from the opposite side. This hole kicks off an exciting finish, where almost anything can happen.
A reachable par 5 with a blind tee shot over the hill. Water comes into play here, with a stream crossing in front of the green. Players can choose from all kinds of strategies and options. A beautiful hole, with trees, water, vistas, and elevation changes.
Pick your poison. The smaller and narrower right fairway provides a green light for the second shot. The left fairway is more forgiving, but reduces the chance to go for the green in two. The creek that snakes up the middle of the fairway and to the right of the green is a problem on every shot.
The green is a natural peninsula, with water in the front and a dry wash in the back. There is a generous bailout area to the right, but that won't be good enough in close matches.
This is a big finishing hole, and you need to pay close attention to the bunkers at the inside corner of the turn to get the most direct line.