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. 5:
The first par-5 of the round can be tackled in a variety of ways. With water in the middle of the design and near the green, however, it’s important to stay dry. A birdie won’t kill you, but a trip to the hazard could cue a familiar downward spiral.
As seen by the blimp view above, the gap between the trees in the middle of the fairway is perhaps the most popular route. This will require solid distance management with your tee shot and also a nice approach shot into the green—hopefully avoiding the water at all costs.
If the pin is located on the right side of the green, you could be left with a straight shot. If not, you might have to maneuver it in like so.
There is, however, another way. By positioning your tee shot in left side of the fairway—and with the helping hand of a fairway wood—the trees can be conquered with loft.
There’s a window of sorts that can be hit with the right club set. The Surges—new to 2014—certainly provide ample options in the fairway wood department. The nice thing about this shot is that the water likely won’t come into play, even if a leaf does.
If all goes well, however, that won’t be the case.
Which is your desired path? Share with us below!