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Course Caddy: Turtle Island No. 3
Let's Go Pin Seeking on the First Par-3 of the Round


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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Turtle Island Hole No. 3


This might be your best chance to get a hole-in-one in all of Golden Tee 2014, so no pressure.

No, really, there is no pressure. Hole 3 on Turtle Island, however, provides a wonderful opportunity to be aggressive without having to worry about water, lava or any other major trouble. You don’t want to get too aggressive and risk getting par, but there are two ways to attack this par-3 aggressively.

The first will likely be the most common approach: Backspin.

If the pin is tucked near the front, clubbing up and using spin is a great way to go for the ace. You might over spin a bit, and that’s okay. Putting from the fringe or the rough in front of the green will work just fine.

Hopefully it doesn’t come to that, though.

There’s another way to attack this hole, although this comes with slightly more risk. When the pin is located near the back of the green, approaching this pin with Bite or no spin at all is an option. Don’t over hit this shot—risking going over the green—but instead manage your distance, the wind and the shot accordingly.

If you do, you might do more than get a tap-in birdie.

 

Obviously birdie is the name of the game. But shoot for the stars here and see what you find. The looks won't get much better than this.

How do you attack this hole?

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