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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.
We want—no, NEED—your help in this process!
How do you play a particular design? Share your thoughts on strategy and YouTube uploads in the comment section. Your feedback is integral in the complete understanding of the design.
All holes will then be available for reference on the Course Caddy page—a bookmark must for the entire encyclopedia! Enjoy.
Pelican Grove: Hole No. 1:
Whatever you do, just don’t par.
This has long been the mantra on all Hole 1s in Golden Tee, and the Pelican Grove first is no different.
With an enormous sand trap taking up a good portion of this hole, you have two options with your tee shot. You can lay back, keeping your ball on the fairway to maximize spin with your approach, or you can get a little closer—if the tee box calls for it—and try to clear the sand.
Being able to spin the ball toward the cup—either roll or backspin—is integral on holes like this, and a flat green and low wind provides a good opportunity to hole out. You don’t want to be too aggressive and get that dreaded par, but you also want to maximize a potential opportunity. This is one of those.
Put it in the fairway, put it close to—or preferably in—the hole and move on. We’re just getting warmed up.
This one is obvious, of course. But how do you play?