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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Greek Hills Hole No. 7
For such a straightforward design, this one sure is fun to look at. Hole 7 at Greek Hills is a par-3 with not much to it. But goodness, that green certainly is pretty. It can also deliver some pretty odd bounces (and we’ll address that shortly).
Attacking this hole is pretty simple, though. While there is water short and left, your shots should never be this off the mark. Look, things happen—beers happen—but ideally you’ll never visit these parts.
What’s most important about your strategy off the tee is accounting for the break of the green. It’s substantial—breaking hard to the left—and it becomes more substantial when you try to deal with various winds round-to-round.
You basically have two distinct ways to play the hole, and they will be obvious depending on where the pin is located.
The first will come on a front pin, and the strategy will be obvious. Bite or Backspin will be what you want here, although you’ll want to ensure you have enough distance and you don’t spin off the front. While it’s good to be aggressive on shots like this, there can be danger in being overly aggressive.
If done right, however, it could lead to this.
With a back pin, you won’t want Backspin.
Instead, attack the hole with no spin at all, or throw on Bite if you’re worried about the ball rolling through the green. Either attempt will work, although don’t be overly aggressive with sound Golden Tee strategy.
And yes, the delightful sand. It’s best not to find it—when possible—but often times a bounce in this area will breed a positive bounce. Don’t bother testing that theory. Just find the green, go for the cup, make your putt if it doesn’t go in and let’s move on.
How do you play?