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Course Caddy: Pelican Grove No. 10
Over the trees, Through the Trees or in the Fairway? Let's Discuss


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. 10


Jim Zielinski, you’ve done it again.

Even after all these years, Golden Tee’s course designer delivers the goods on drivable par-4s. That’s the case on Pelican Grove No. 10, one of the update’s most fascinating designs.

Before we embrace the wild and weird, please note the following: birdie works. Yes, it does.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with putting your ball in the fairway, hitting it on the green and walking away with a birdie. It is a relatively easy birdie to come by, one that will take a precise iron to get it done.

That’s all fine and dandy, but we know how you are. If there’s a path—or paths—to the hole, you want to know so you can at least give it a try.

There are two ways to get to the cup, although both come with an incredible amount of risk. Both also require the use of a Golden Tee.

With a high tee, you can go over the trees with a fairway wood and a wind that won’t blow your ball away from the green. It isn’t always the prettiest trip, but it works. You might catch the leaves on this attempt, however, which almost guarantees a visit with the hazard.

The other, more popular method to get to the green involves a driver, a low tee and a shortcut through trees. Call it an A-1-type shot, although the exact shot will vary. This shot comes with a significant amount of risk, but it can be done.

As seen here.

And yes, you can also skip it off the water if needed.

Is it worth trying? It will work, although the possibilities for a blowup come into play if you’re off. Is the eagle worth the risk? That’s up to you.

What works for you on this hole? Share your comments below!

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