Hole by Hole Pro Tips
DCC starts you off with a three-shot par-5 hole. Place your second in the fairway, otherwise you’re hitting out of the rough to a slightly elevated green and the ball won’t hold on the green. The only bail-out is short middle.
This is the third most difficult hole on course. It doesn’t look like it has too much teeth to it until you try and keep the ball on the green, which is shaped like an upside down saucer. Coming into the hole with a long to mid-iron will challenge all ability levels.
The scorecard says this is the most difficult hole on the course. Your tee shot must move left to right and stay in the fairway. It moves slightly uphill from tee to green, and measures over 400 yards to a green that has a false front. Good luck!
Trees down the left side and an O.B. right with a fairway that slopes left to right makes this yet another challenging tee shot. Most balls collect down the right side of fairway, giving you a nice angle to the green. Two bunkers protect the green on the left and right. Going long won’t hurt you too badly unless the pin is placed in the back.
Hole # 5
Trees line down the left and the right is O.B. once again. However, a 3–wood or hybrid can be used off the tee and will leave you with a short iron to the hole. You must bring the approach shot in high to this elevated green if the pin is back as the green slopes from middle to front.
With the first five holes on the front nine being the most difficult, it’s now time to score. This straightaway par-3 can be hit with a more lofted club. Greenside bunkers are not as close to the green as you think, so take dead aim.
This hole measures only 317 from the back tee, which gives you plenty of options. For the long hitters, get you driver out and try to launch your ball over the trees for an easy birdie. If you’re not up to that, a mid-iron placed as close to the left tree line would make for a simple approach. Any ball that lands on the front left of the green will roll off.
This par-5 can be reached in two for the longer hitter. A slightly uphill tee shot hitting the fairway gives you the green light to go for the green. Bail out is located middle front, and you do not want to be over this green.
This short par-4 demands precision placement off the tee. You must favor the left side of fairway or your approach shot will be blocked by the tree line on right. This hole has one of the easier greens to keep ball on as the green slopes from back to front.
Your tee shot should favor the left center to avoid trees on the right. The green has a false front, but you’ll be coming into a green that has no hazards, so birdie is a very good possibility here.
As one of the more demanding holes on the back nine, your tee shot needs to hit the fairway due to how small the green complex is. The green itself slopes severely from back to front. If the pin is located back right, just take a double bogey and head on to next hole.
Hitting through a very narrow area with your tee shot is just one of the demands here. Your tee shot needs to favor the left side of fairway, which will require a draw off the tee. Hit a good tee shot, and the green can be reached in two. However, a slight miss to left of green means your ball goes in water, and hitting it long here sends your ball O.B. The conservative play is to lay up short of the water, leaving you an eight or nine iron or a wedge to the green. Aim for middle of green here.
Hit your two hundred and thirty yard club off the tee if you’re playing from back tees. Any more than that and water comes into play. This hole is short but tight, with water left and O.B. right. If you hit the fairway, you have another good chance at birdie. The green slopes from back to front, so your approach should hold here.
The picturesque par-3 fourteenth hole will test your nerves! The bail out is middle left. On the back of green, there is a slope that will shoot balls down towards the water. Make sure you take note of the wind direction because you won’t feel much on the tee.
This hole features the biggest of elevation changes on the golf course as you hit a blind shot off the tee, and the fairway slopes considerably from right to left, making it almost impossible to keep the ball in the fairway. It is not a long hole, but it can ruin a round if you’re not careful. The green slopes back to front.
This long par-4 will make you earn a good score. By playing your tee shot down the left side, you may be able to shorten the hole, but you run the risk of getting hung up in the trees. Keep your approach shot left of center of green. Par is a good score on this testy par 4.
This hole looks deceptively longer because there are no bunkers or trees surrounding the green. Trust the yardage and note that the green depth is longer than most on the golf course. If the pin is front and you’re above the hole, a slight tap is all you need or the ball will roll off the green.
Your tee shot needs to favor the left center of fairway on this short par-5 finishing hole. Your layup – or if you’re going for it in two – needs to be well thought out with water that you cannot see to the left of green and O.B. jetting out severely near the fairway bunkers on the right of this hole. If you’re laying up, favor left side again. Ninety to one hundred yards is a safe play.