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Syracuse, New York
Syracuse, New York
467 Yards – Par 5 Slight dog leg to the left. Reachable in two with a good tee shot. Green slopes back to front. Good chance to open with a birdie
514 Yards – Par 5 Drive here must avoid a fairway bunker on the left. Second shot is a lay-up that must avoid fairway bunkers on both sides of the fairway. Long hitters may give it a go in two. Green is protected by bunkers on the left and right.
336 Yards – Par 4 Straight away hole. Tee shot is elevated. Green slopes severely from back to front; two putts would be good.
400 Yards – Par 4 Dog leg left. Drives should favor middle to right side of fairway. Approach shot with mid- to long-iron, onto a large green that slopes left to right.
408 Yards – Par 4 Uphill tee shot. Drive should favor the right side of the fairway, as the fairway slopes right to left. Approach shot is typically blind except for the long hitters. Don’t go long on the approach shot—out of bounds is behind the green.
170 Yards – Par 3 Slightly uphill with a large bunker on the right side of the green and woods on the left. Green slopes left to right.
350 Yards – Par 4 Dog leg left. Tee shot should favor the middle to left side. Fairway bunker and woods are down the right side of fairway. Green slopes back to front and is protected by a bunker to the left and a run off on the right.
130 Yards – Par 3 Uphill tee shot that must carry a bunker in front. Green slopes right to left. Most golf balls hit on right side of green will end up in the middle of the green.
333 Yards – Par 4 Downhill tee shot. Must avoid pond on the right. Favor the left side as the fairway slopes left to right. Green is protected by bunkers on the left and right.
380 Yards – Par 4 Tee shot is blind over a hill. Approach shot is downhill to a large green protected by a bunker on the left side.
320 Yards – Par 4 Two options off the tee: Lay up to 150 yards (end of the fairway) or risk driver and hit as far up the hill as possible. Woods guard the hole left and right. The further your tee shot, the more narrow the landing area. Approach shot from 150 yards will play like 170 yards straight uphill. The green is two level upper shelf and a lower shelf with a bunker left and a bunker right. Par is a good score.
175 Yards – Par 3 Narrow tee shot with woods to the left and right. Green slopes left to right and is guarded by a pot bunker on the left.
470 Yards – Par 5 Sharp dog leg to the right. Long hitters might be able to get past the corner of tall tree for a clear shot to the green in two. Others should favor the left side of the fairway. This will give you a better angle to clear the tall trees at the corner of the dog leg to set up your third shot. Green is relatively flat with some tricky breaks.
345 Yards – Par 4 A straight tee shot is required. Hitting out of a shoot to a fairway that is guarded by woods left and right. Approach shot is to a green that slopes right to left.
400 Yards – Par 4 Requires a good, strong drive. Fairway is guarded by woods left and right. Approach shot is uphill and blind to a green that slopes back to front with a run-off on the right side.
170 Yards – Par 3 This hole plays 150 feet downhill to a small green that is guarded by bunkers left and right with run-offs surrounding the green.
314 Yards – Par 4 Tee shot is slightly uphill. Approach shot is uphill to a green that is protected by out-of-bounds left and long.
375 Yards – Par 4 Great finishing hole, dog leg left, with out-of-bounds all down the right side. Green is narrow and protected by a bunker in front and a pond to the left, with a run-off behind the green.