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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.
We want—no, NEED—your help in this process!
How do you play a particular design? Share your thoughts on strategy and YouTube uploads in the comment section. Your feedback is integral in the complete understanding of the design.
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. 12
Are you using the right equipment for this hole? Of course there’s no such thing as the “right” equipment, that’s dependent on the player and their style. In this particular instance, however, right means long. If you play golf balls built to fly on Hole 12, well, you might be in business.
“Might” can’t be emphasized enough. This hole can be driven on occasion with the right tee box and wind, and it can be done in a handful of ways.
There’s the full shot—a full turn with a C-3 or A-1—to maximize distance. We’ve seen it.
There’s also the straight hammer, a straight shot with the wind that gets right to it.
The reality of these shots, however, is there really there. And if you land short and in the enormous bunker, you’ll bounce backward, deeper into the bunker.
That’s not the worst place to be, though. In fact, giving yourself a short wedge really isn’t a bad thing at all. Fun Fact: You’ll make more shots from 50 yards than you will from 150. So why not give yourself that advantage?
There are exceptions to this rule. If the pin is near the top of the down-sloping green, putting your tee shot in the fairway isn’t a bad option. The main reason for this is the possibility for spin. From the sand, your ball won’t spin nearly as much. From the fairway, you can apply Backspin.
This can be a significant advantage, especially for shots like this.
Regardless of how you play this hole, there really isn’t much trouble. Should you try going for the green? Why not? There's no water, no trouble and really no major obstacles to fear.
The worst thing to happen is you’ll be a little closer for a holeout. It’s nice to have these fallbacks.
How do you play?