1The opening hole at AGCC requires a drive down the left side to set up your second shot.The 1st green slopes from right to left, so your second shot should be played right of the flag to get the ball close to the hole.2The first of several great short holes at AGCC. Drivable for the long hitters, but two bunkers await the shorter hitters at the base of the dune.The green sits atop one of the many dunes of the Clatsop Plains area and is one of the most treacherous on the course. Stay below the hole on #2, as the green slopes from back to f3Referred to as one of the most “unique” golf holes in the world, #3 is cut through two 65 foot sand dunes. The hole demands a straight drive as the channel through the dunes isThe second shot requires an accurate shot to a narrow green guarded by a bunker on the left. This is another green that you should stay below the hole on.4The only par 3 on the front-nine is one of the toughest par 3’s in the state of Oregon.With Sunset Lake looming on the left and the green sloping from left to right this 190 yarder is quite the test.Urban legend has it that the “King of the Coast,” Ralph Dichter, used to aim for the little pocket short and right of the green. He liked that spot because it always left him w5The second longest par 4 on the course, #5 has Sunset Lake guarding the entire right side of the hole. With a small dune on the left to bank your drive off the left side is the safIf you can’t reach the green with your second shot you, then favor the right side of the green for an easier chip or pitch. If you can reach the green favor the left side of the 6The second of the great short holes at AGCC. It is important to know where the hole is located before you hit your tee shot.With a right hand hole location the tee shot needs to be on the left side of the fairway to get the ball close to the hole on your approach shot. Conversely, when the hole is locatThe 6th green is one of the firmest greens on the course, and contoured in a manner that makes it difficult for balls to stay on the green. Par is a great score here.7Driving your ball into the wide fairway is important due to the small green and the shaved chipping areas around the green complex.The green appears relatively flat but there are very deceiving subtle breaks on this green. Camp Rilea frames the background, as does the white bridge that is part of the historic 8The third great short hole at AGCC. A tee shot in the fairway makes your approach shot to the kidney shaped green much easier.The front third of the green is treacherous from above the hole. The back left hole location is a “sucker” pin. Shoot at that pin only if you can hoist the ball high into the a9The only par five on the front-nine demands a heroic tee shot over water from the back tees. Water and tall spruce trees guard the entire left perimeter of this hole, and since theThe large dune on the right side is a nice safety net for players who wish to play the hole conservatively. The green at #9 slopes from right to left. Remember to borrow a little w10One of the great short par 3’s in golf. At 117 yards #10 is feared by many. With a southwest wind the 117 yards seems like 200 yards. With a northwest wind is difficult to keep aSet atop a fifty foot dune #10 is consistently affected by the elements. Hit the green, two putt, and head to #11 with a smile on your face.11The first of back-to-back par fives. #11 is the longest hole at AGCC. Favor the left side of the fairway on your 2nd shot for the best angle to the green.The green slopes from left to right. 5 is always a good score on #11.12#12 is a short par five that big hitters can often reach in two with a mid iron. If reaching the green in two is not an option players should avoid the bunker short and right of thThe green at #12 is sneaky fast from front to back so beware if the pin is in back.13#13 is one of the great par 4’s in the Northwest. A long accurate drive is required at 13.In the summer the northwest wind is usually in your face so select an extra club or two for your second shot.Keep the ball below the hole whenever possible, as the green if very fast from back to front.14presents the second of back-to-back strong par 4’s. During the drier summer months the left side of the fairway is the fast side, so a nice draw comes in handy off the tee.The green is protected by two bunkers. #14 green is the slowest green on the course from front to back.15#15 is one of the great risk reward holes in the Northwest. Measuring only 268 yards, the green is reachable by many players.The green is sandwiched between two large dunes, so accuracy is critical. A ball hit over the dune left or right makes a very short hole into a very difficult and adventurous hole.16The solitary shore pine at the crest of the dune drives golfers who slice the ball crazy when they strike their tees shot from the 16th tee.A drive down the right side is optimal here. Stay below the hole on the 16th green, as above the hole presents one of the slickest putts on the course.17The rule of thumb on #17 suggests that “long is better than short.” A ball short of the green makes for a very difficult chip as the green slopes away from front to back. A bal18From tee to green #18 doesn’t appear very difficult. On and around the green is where the fun begins.The green slopes from left to right and is always very fast. Chips and putts from short or long will have a lot of break. Closing out the round with a par on #18 always makes the p
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