1Although long, the opening hole provides plenty of fairway to aim at off the tee.Your best angle of attack on your approach shot will be from the left side of the fairway, but be careful of the fairway bunkers protecting that side. With no bunkers protecting th2Although the second hole is the shortest hole on the course, it is by no means easy.While treated to a spectacular view of downtown Denver, players will face a tee shot to a pushed-up green complex with a dangerous hazard to the right of the green. Once on the gre3As the first par 5, the third hole provides players plenty of options to choose from as they navigate the hole.Off the tee, players will be given the option of trying to carry a narrow cross bunker on the left or playing safe by aiming toward the right side of the fairway.Although unreachable by most players on the second shot, the hole begs you to swing away and hit it as hard as you can. Be careful though, as a couple of strategically placed fairw4Standing on the elevated tee of the fourth hole, players will be forced to decide how much of the dogleg left that they want to bite off.Although not a hazard, if a player fails to carry the native ravine they will be faced with a blind shot out of native grass. The approach shot calls for an accurate iron shot, as 5Standing on the tee of the fifth hole,players will find it hard to believe they are in the middle of the city as they gaze down the fairway of this long par 4.With 110 acres of protected wetland running the length of the hole on the left side, a long tee shot down the right side will give players the best opportunity of making par. Be ca6Do you remember Tiger Woods’ chip in on hole 16 at the 2005 Masters?Well, the sixth hole at CommonGround will give players the chance to relive that shot themselves. From tee to green, players will realize a strong resemblance to the famous par 3 a7The seventh hole is one of the better scoring opportunities at CommonGround. Flanked on the right by Doak’s favorite bunker complex on the course, this short par 5 is reachable iThe closer a player can challenge the bunkers without going in will exponentially reward them with the best angle and shortest shot if they want to attempt going for it. Be careful8Hole 8 is a staff favorite. With nothing to work with, Doak and his team were able to create one of the most interesting and fun holes to play on the golf course. With the tee boxeplayers will have to make a decision on whether to try and carry the massive cross bunker on the right, or play safely and aim left. Either decision will leave a short iron in the if not hit far enough on to the green. Although not overdone in undulations, the green provides plenty of thought and respect when trying to hole out for birdie.9The closing hole of the front nine is an uphill par 4 that places a premium on accuracy rather than distance.With bunkers guarding both sides of the fairway, players will be well rewarded by hitting a solid tee shot down the dead center of the fairway giving them a good look at the greenWith a short to mid iron in hand, an accurate approach shot is mandatory for players hoping to make par or better. Players able to navigate the greenside bunkers will be faced with10The back nine begins with the demanding downhill par 4 tenth holeThe optimum tee shot will call for a gentle fade to set the player up for the tricky approach shot into a well protected green. Standing on a downhill lie, players will face an app11The first thing players will notice on the eleventh hole is twofairway bunkers with massive faces that will need to be avoided at all costs with the tee shot. Although intimidating, there is plenty of fairway to the right of the second bunker.the risk reward factor of going for the green in two will need to be weighed carefully. With a lake protecting the left and back of the green, and a bunker and trees to the right, 12Routed directly towards Mt. Evans, this beautiful par 3 will provide players with a spectacular panoramic view of the Front Range.For most players, the tee shot will call for a carry over a creek to the green which is tucked at the edge of the wetlands. With bunkers and hazard surrounding all but the front of13With a complex of bunkers on the right side,the ideal tee shot on the thirteenth will be down the left center of the fairway. Players will want to avoid hitting their drive too far and end up in a well placed bunker in the lMost players will have a short or mid iron in hand for their approach shot into the retro designed push up green with a false front. The green is surrounded by bunkers on three sid14With visions of Scotland, the fourteenth hole was designed with a large mound O-Bscuring the view of the right side of the green. Although intimidatingthe mound was designed to provide an “alley” like approach to the green. With no bunkers on the hole, players can take aim at the green knowing that their second shot will be o15Bring everything you got to the challenging fifteenth hole.This long, uphill par 4 will test the best of players. Although the hole provides plenty of width, two well situated bunkers promise to derail many good rounds of golf heading intothe work has only begun and they will be faced with a long second shot to a two tiered green with bunker protection on the left.16The sixteenth is another staff favoriteDesigned around a number of large mature trees, this dogleg left par 4 is reminiscent of a classic parkland hole. The tee shot will require players to aim towards the right side of17The long uphill seventeenth hole may well be the most challenging par 3 on the golf course.The upside down bowl shaped green, while free of bunkers directly in front, is framed with a visually stunning bunker complex on the left side and a stand of pine trees directly be18Perhaps the most interesting hole on the golf course, the par 5 finishing hole provides plenty of visual stimulation standing on the tee.Faced with a carry over native grasses, and tee boxes that orient players toward the left hand fairway bunker, players will have to make a conscious effort to make sure they aim thPlayers will face an intimidating second shot uphill to a blind landing area. The safe shot is to aim towards the left side of the fairway to ensure an unO-Bstructed approach shot
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