GOLF COURSE TOUR
A right center drive opens up the hole for a long iron approach. Avoid blind pond on left. 2nd shot should favor the right side of geen complex.
Using the proper tee box should get your drive to the top of the hill which opens a view of the rest of this par 5. Choose 2nd shot that offers a full approach club in to elevated green. Green has a false front and short approaches may roll back down the hill.
A Short par three where the ball must be kept below the hole location on a severely sloped green. The front bunker means a high trajectory shot is a must.
Players must choose the correct club off the tee to avoid creek running across the fairway in the valley. 2nd Shot is to an elevated green which usually requires an extra club. (Before teeing off is a good time to check pin position on #5)
Choose between a short drive and a level lie for 2nd or go for distance and face a shorter but challenging severe uphill lie. The approach is blind and the green is well protected by a deep greenside bunker on the right.
Baby brother of #4. Once again club selection is critical to avoiding creek running the width of the fairway. Green slopes away from fairway and is difficult to hold.
Bring your driver to this longest of par fours at RGC. A long drive will set up a blind second shot to a rather large green that slopes from right to left. Use lone tree behind the green as an aim guide to center of the green.
Water left, right and long make tee club selection and accuracy a must on this par 4. A right center drive sets up a straight approach to an extremely narrow 3 tiered green.
Let er´ rip to the widest fairway at Rye. Flat fairway bunkers actually protect shots from worse problems and short iron approach is the easiest shot on the front nine.
Add an extra club for elevation on this challenging par 3. Accuracy is a must as bunkers left and right protect a fairly flat putting surface.
A monster par 5. Long in yardage and elevation this hole requires 3 excellent shots to have a chance at a green in regulation. Blind fairway bunkers wait to swallow up ambitious second shots. The fun doesn't end there as a generous sized green offers many challenging pin placements and makes approach shot accuracy a must.
Short in length, long in character, this little gem waits to trap the careless. Two fairway bunkers demand an accurate tee shot and the smallest green at Rye is bunkered on all four sides. Putt cautiously on the severely sloped green.
A classic! Narrow fairway asks for a right to left tee shot. Approach shot to semi blind green leaves no margin for error. Bunkers guard left and right of the green and behind the green is a 30 foot drop off.
Short par three uphill. Can't miss short, long, right or left and beware right side hole location. Many easy bogeys made here.
The longer the tee shot the narrower the hole becomes so laying back off the tee is a nice option. Easy approach shot needs to be below the hole. This green is deceptively difficult.
The drive must be hit to the right center of the fairway to avoid being blocked by the redwood tree that protects the left. The approach must favor the left portion of the green to avoid the right front bunker and accommodate a green that slopes from left to right.
The hole can play any where from 207 to 130 downhill yards so make sure of your distance. A conservative shot to the front left portion of the green makes for an easy two putt no matter where the hole location is.
An Excellent finishing par 5. The tee shot must find the fairway to set up a challenging 2nd shot from an uphill lie. Keeping the approach shot below the hole location is a must here on the most severely sloped green on the course.