1Hole named after owner. Accuracy is the most important factor on this opening hole. "Josephine" is a straight-away hole bordered on the left by out of bounds and on the right by a A good drive will leave a short to mid iron second shot into a slightly undulating green that runs away from the player. When the flag is up front, the approach shot must be played2A demanding par five.We recommend aiming at the fairway marker and keeping the ball on the left center for best approach to the green. The hole is bordered on the left by out of bounds and a lateral waTwo good shots will leave a short pitch into a green that tilts toward the approach but be careful to leave the ball short of the hole – when the ball is on the back of the green3A classic short par 4 that can be reached if you hit a perfect shot. “Heaven’s Door” can be very tough and has a lot of trouble lurking for the unwary golfer.This hole is almost dead straight but the lateral water hazard on the right side runs the total length and forces most golfers to favor the left side of the fairway but that side i4A long serpentine hole that can bite you –watch out for rattlesnakes in the creek! The “Rattler”, a tough hole primarily because of its length, is bordered on the left side all of the last 200 yards by a lateral water The green tilts toward the lateral water hazard so don’t short side yourself to the right of the hole. Any approach or chip shot coming in from that angle is very fast and hard t5This hole is located near the site where the famous 1888 shoot-out took placeThis is a fairly clean simple hole without serious trouble except for the lateral water hazard on the left side and the large oak tree and a bunker on the right. A short to mid iro6The longest playing par 5 hole in the country, “Relentless” requires three perfect shots to reach the green.The hole is ranked the toughest on the course, being a long, straight par 5 that is without much difficulty except for its length and a very challenging green that is tilted back tAn approach shot from either side of the green when the flag is located on that same side, is almost impossible to stop anywhere close to the hole. Be aware of the out of bounds al7“Sycamore” is named for the beautiful grove along the fairway. This hole has a large pond directly in front of the tee which requires a carry of about 150 yards.Anything short of that will result in either a drop only 20 yards ahead or re-teeing the ball and a penalty stroke. There is also out of bounds on the left and a lateral water haza8“Los RO-Bles” (Spanish for oak trees) is named for the 100-year-old oak trees by the green. A careless shot on this short par 3 can produce some high scores, especially if the The bunker is deeply banked with soft sand and when hit with a shot coming in with a high trajectory will usually leave a ball that settles deep in the sand. A blast from that lie 9This hole was named after Art Doherty, founder of the club in 1948. One of the few holes that doesn’t have out of bounds or water hazards to contend with off the tee, it requiresBe sure to add about 15 to 20 yards in your club selection for your approach or the ball will come to rest in one of two sand bunkers setting in front of the left and right side of10Balls hitting the left hillside of this hole will “slingshot” towards green.This hole begins a series of three that have the reputation as some of the toughest in the county. It is ranked as the second toughest on the course (only because the highest ratedis narrow and requires a precision drive. If surgically struck, a drive will result in an approach shot with a mid to long iron or fairway metal. Beware of over clubbing because th11Accuracy over distance is the most important factor on this reachable par 5. A deceptively tough hole,Single File” runs steeply back uphill and plays much longer than it’s indicated yardage. It is also guarded on both sides by trees that cover the fairway from tee to green. It The second shot begins the steep ascent into the green and remember the trees on both sides come into play if the shot is sprayed even slightly. The approach shot must clear a sand12This hole was named after the original site of the 1st tee in 1948. “Circle R” is much like the 10th hole in as much as it runs downhill all the way and is guarded on both sideA well-placed drive into a very tight fairway will leave two more shots into a severely sloped green that is bunkered left and located just short of another lateral water hazard.This hole can be reached by the longer hitters in two shots, but the green makes up for that by its steep contours.13Breezes from nearby Gopher Canyon come into play on this hole. A drive off an elevated tee, over a lateral water hazard into a wide-open landing area will usually leave the player with only a short second shot. Some long hitters will be able to drive this green.The green is trapped front right and directly behind. Don’t leave your approach above the hole or in the sand bunker behind the green. This green slopes rapidly back down toward 14Castle Creek’s signature hole must be played boldly and decisively to the green. This hole is deceptively dangerous and can result in some very high scores.To begin with the drive must carry about 150-215 yards over a lateral water hazard and if the drive is pushed to the right, the carry can become well over 250 yards. Then there is 15This hole was named after the historic oak tree located behind the green. This par 3 is short and downhill without much trouble except the out of bounds on the left side running thSand bunkers to the left behind the hole and in the front right both come into play. A ball coming to rest in the left, rear bunker will leave a very quick, downhill sand shot that16We recommend keeping your drive on the left center over Moosa Creek when playing this hole. “Moosa” is another classic Castle Creek hole that can be very costly to the carelessThe drive must carry a lateral water hazard which runs almost parallel to the left side of the hole and there is also a lateral water hazard to the right of the hole. Between the t17Players must surmount creek and huge bunker to reach the green when playing this hole.The toughest par 3 on the course, “Castle Moat” plays much longer than it measures because it is usually back into a breeze. It is guarded in front by a large sand bunker and b18We recommend keeping your drive to the right and allowing one more club for approaching when playing this hole. “Home” is back up the hill and is a slight dog-leg left.There is a fairway bunker about 200 yards off the tee on the left side which some of the longer players can carry but it will catch most drives not wellplaced or well struck. The second shot is an uphill approach in to a slightly elevated green and requires a shot that plays one or two clubs more than the distance would normally i
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