Trees in the bunkers on the 8th12th its like the 17th at Sawgrass 14th Water in the driving zone
The last course I play on this trip and the one I like the most. Itís another Rocky Roquemore-designed track and he was given a beautiful piece of land to work with. I love elevated tees so you can see your ball sail through the air and hopefully land on the manicured fairway below.
This is a course you wonít get tired of playing and will want to play again. Itís one I look forward to playing again in the future. Your first taste of an elevated tee shot comes very early in your round at the second hole. Itís stunning and you will no doubt want to take a couple of photos here. Measuring 531 yards itís a very reachable par-5 from this lofty tee position and you can pick up some extra yards when you get some extra run on the right-to-left sloping fairway.
Next is the par-3 third hole at 169 yards and I have to say you wonít be disappointed with all the par-3s here, especially the 12th which is one of those sawgrass-island green holes measuring 161 yards. I always find these great fun to play. You can just imagine what it is like at the Players Championship each year. Make sure you take a look at the fifth hole from the back tee. Itís a beautiful driving hole, you can let fly over the tree tops on the right of the fairway and let the slope take your ball back into the middle of the fairway Ė just be aware of the bunker on that side waiting to catch any errant tee shots.
The sixth is another elevated tee shot, this time a par-3 at 214 yards, the type where I would love to get a hole-in-one. You can watch the ball sail through the air, land on the green and roll perfectly into the cup. That to me would be heaven. The back nine offers some great driving holes, none more so than the two that follow the sawgrass-inspired 12th. The 13th measures 403 yards and the 14th is 367 yards. Both have those beautiful elevated tees that inspire you to hit a good tee shot. The 12th plays to a raised green, while the 14th has water on the left hand side of the fairway, strategically placed in the landing area. This is all topped off with a risk-and-reward dogleg right 18th hole. You can cut off as much as you dare but beware, there are bunkers to catch you and you could get left up on the hill.
Iíve already described this courseís stand-out holes. You will love this track. Itís a really enjoyable, a tough but fun golf course. In those immortal words from the Rocky films, ĎYo Rock, you done good!í