Welcome to the Course Caddy, a look at each and every hole in Golden Tee 2014. Over the next few months, we will spend each day looking at a different design, starting with Hole 1 on the first course and ending with the final hole on the final design.
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Pelican Grove No. 15
The sign of a good Golden tee design is having multiple paths to the green dependent on both setup and comfort. In the case of Hole 15 on Pelican Grove, it succeeds enormously on this front.
Your tee box will dictate how you want to tackle this drivable par-4, it’s that simple. Regardless of where you are placed, however, trees will play a role.
Perhaps the easiest place to be on this design is furthest back, clear of nearby trees that can obstruct the shot. You’ll have access to a high tee that can clear the trees guarding the green, which is a solid (and safe) strategy to take.
Of course, this isn’t the only way. If the pin is tucked on the right side of the green, you can also maneuver the ol’ fashion way to the cup.
It will require some precision and just the right amount of cut, but the shot is there as seen here.
Both of these shots come from the optimal look. When you’re placed on the tee box nestled behind the grouping of trees, however, things become a bit more complicated.
Going around the trees with a cut shot is probably your safest option, although be sure you give your ball enough power to ensure you don’t wind up in the hazard. This should be priority No. 1. With the right amount of cut and spin, however, you can find the bottom of the cup.
And finally, as if you don’t have enough options, you can go through the trees as well with a fairway wood.
This is the most risky of the shots, but it certainly can come in handy if you’re out of options.
Whew. So what works for you here? All of it? Some of it? Let us know below!