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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.
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All holes will then be available for reference on the Course Caddy page—a bookmark must for the entire encyclopedia! Enjoy.
Greek Hills Hole No. 3
After this, it gets tougher. I promise you that.
With that preachy disclaimer out of the way, it’s time to talk about the first par-3 on Greek Hills, another early opportunity to get close to the pin.
There are no extravagant dangers on this hole, no secret paths to the cup. This is about distance control, spin control and managing the small bit of break in the green. If you can do that, you’ll be in a great position to come away with a hole-in-one.
One item to point out, however, is the sand. While this part is pretty obvious, it’s worth noting that the sand is situated well below the green and hole. This means, if you happen to find it, chipping in for birdie will become much more challenging.
You want to be aggressive, but you don’t want to be too aggressive.
Such aggression will be dictated by where the pin is located. If it’s in the front, you’ll want to use Backspin (or Bite) to allow your tee shot to travel backward toward the cup. You don’t want to spin off, but again, you’d like to give yourself a reasonable shot at finding the bottom of the cup.
If the pin is in the back (or middle) part of the green, you know what to do. Approach these shots without any spin and allow your ball to release toward the hole. If the pin is tucked near the edge of the green, be mindful of just how aggressive you should get.
If there is room to operate, however, you should take full advantage.
Be aware of the small break that will send your ball moving left and be sure to keep your distance control in mind regardless of your shot type. If you do that, you should head to Hole 4 with a birdie at the very worst.
How do you play?