1This hole has been described as the most challenging starting hole of any on Vancouver Island.Place your tee shot at the 150 yard marker, and it's all downhill to the hole. The green faces you, so holding shots is not a2It's just one of seven holes where you can safely hit a driver.Try to avoid the right side as you can have a restricted view of the green from that side. Watch out, because it's tough to stop a ball on the front placements.3This hole is in many respects like #2.Keep your tee shot right of center as this allows for the easiest of approaches.The front of the green slopes to the left. Beware of this when the pin placement is in the front right.4Take an extra club here as almost everyone finds the bunkersthat guard the front of the green. There is virtually no trouble beyond these hazards. A tee-shot on the green makes for a pretty easy 3.5This is a very difficult hole, too long to lay up.A well-placed tee shot leaves a second shot from 175 to 190 yards.The entire green slopes from right to left, so aim to the high side and use plenty of club for your second shot.6A small outcropping of trees on the right side is the largest O-Bstacle.Avoid this area. Your second shot should carry to the middle of the green as a slope at the front will deflect balls to the back or even off the back of the green.7Trouble right. Trouble left. Just keep each of your three full shots in the middle ofthe fairway and you'll have little difficulty with this hole.From 140 yards to the green it's downhill. Watch out, the wind will affect your approach shot.8Short but sweet is the best way to describe this hole.Use a fairway wood or long iron for your tee shot. Take dead aim for your approach.It's uphill, but the ball will stop very suddenly as the contour allows for this. Easy 4, if your ball is in play off the tee.9Although not long, this hole can jump up and bite you.Keep your tee shot left of the hole. Avoid the right-hand side as the deep bunker and transition area is hard to play from. Take extra caution with a back right pin placement - Dea10The second par 5 to play. Stay away from the right as out-of-bounds is near.On your second shot, an unseen pond on the right comes into play. Stay left and try to leave yourself 100 to 130 yards to the green.This green is deeper than it looks. Watch out for the back pin placements.11This hole is a favourite.With out-of-bounds both right and left, stay right of center with your tee-shot.The second shot is uphill and almost always into the wind. Use at least two more clubs for your approach as the green is over 1,200 square feet in size.12Gotta love a downhill par 5 (or a par 4 if playing from the Blue tees)!Nothing to worry about with your tee shot. Two large ponds guard the green for those going for it.Stay right with your second shot, and you'll have a short pitch for your third shot. Easy 5 if you play smart.13Water, water everywhere here.Use one or more clubs as it is all uphill to the green.Use two if the wind is coming at you. All the trouble is in the front of the green, even though it's large and holds shots easily.14Use a driver here and try to get your tee shot past the weeping willows.They are further than they look and very difficult to go over or through if you're behind them.A small bunker front right is the only concern for your approach. Aim slightly left of the flag as the green slopes to the right.15Rear-back and hit your tee shot as hard as you want here.The tougher shot is your approach. It's all downhill and the wind, even though you might not feel it,will help you. A large lake will eat golf balls that aren't carried right to the hole. Good luck the rest of the way!16Now for the toughest three finishing holes on Vancouver Island.Like the 15th, hit your tee shot as hard as you can, it's all uphill.The green is large and it's much further to the hole than it looks. The water on the right doesn't really come into play for most.17This peninsula green is actually very large.The water that surrounds the three sides is imposing.Out-of-bounds to the right should be avoided at all costs. Shorter hitters should consider laying up. The ever-present crosswinds, for some reason, don't affect shots here.18This finishing hole is very challenging. Your tee shot has to be long and left of center if you want to have a chance at the green.Your approach shot should be long and right of the hole, except when the hole is front right. This affords the only chance at a 2 putt. Good luck here, you'll need it!
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