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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. 10
The turn on Greek also marks our final turn on the Course Caddy, the last stretch of holes to be dissected. This stretch begins with a non-drivable par-4, a design that isn’t necessarily taxing, and yet, it provides a very real possibility to bleed a stroke if you aren’t careful.
With water surrounding the fairway, you want to be wary of your tee shot. A 3-wood and backspin will work just fine to get you to the second fairway. All you need is to stay dry, and from there you’ll be dealt an approach with options.
There are a few things worth considering with your approach: for starters, the green slopes significantly left and this can and will impact how your ball reacts when it lands. The other item of note here is that the ball doesn’t seem to carry particularly well.
The most common landing spot here will be short, which is not where you want to be. If the pin is located in the front part of the green, make sure you carry long enough and spin the ball back. Even if you carry a bit too far and still hit the green, that’s better than the alternative of the bunker.
And yes, you might end up more than fine with this strategy.
If the pin is in the back part of the green, bite—or no spin at all—should be your approach. This can be a more difficult shot, and again, playing for the break in the green is integral. With the right attack, this method can also lead you directly to the cup.
Regardless of how you play, play for the green. While the holeout here is certainly possible, leaving yourself a manageable putt for birdie is what you want.
How do you play?