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Course Caddy: Pelican Grove No. 3
Be Aggressive—But Not Too Aggressive—On This Drivable Par-4


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: Hole No. 3:


While Hole 2 can be driven at times, Hole 3 is a drivable par-4 that can always be reached. And while you can find yourself behind a tree if you’re not careful, the risk in going for this green is minimal.

Some setups are certainly more difficult than others—like when the pin is placed in the back-left portion of the green—but the eagle (or more) can be had on any look. Distances will vary, but you’ll typically have anything from a 5-wood to a driver.

The primary obstacles on this design are the trees that can impact your tee shot on the left and right sides. The chute to the hole is narrow. And unless the pin is setup straight ahead, your tee shot will likely require some sort of cut.

Don’t get cute on here, though. While a tap-in is always preferred, having a manageable putt should be priority No. 1. The sand surrounding the hole can (and will) come into play if you’re not careful.

If the pin is tucked deep on the left side of the green, approach it with cautious aggression.

Well, or you can do this. This works, too.

 

What works for you on this hole? Share your thoughts (and shots) below.

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