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. 13
What clubs are you playing? That’s a very important place to start on Hole 13 of Greek, although the strategy on this par-3—one that can easily pack a punch if you aren’t careful—remains the same.
Play safe, play smart, play for birdie.
That’s it. It doesn’t matter if you’re hitting a lofted fairway wood or a low hybrid; this hole is all about putting the ball safely on the green and coming away with a two.
To do that, of course, you have options. Many of these options will be decided for you depending on where the pin is located.
If the pin is tucked in the front of the green, nestled right against the water, you’ve been handed the most diabolical situation. Add in the wind—which can be testy here—and you might have a pretty challenging tee shot.
If you play safe, however, it’s easier. Don’t be a hero and try to spin it in the cup. Put on Bite, play the ball deep and maybe, just maybe, you’ll end up with a favorable result.
If the pin is in the back part of the green, your options increase. The difficulty of the shot also lessens.
Bite certainly is a viable option, but so is approaching a pin with no spin at all. Much of this depends on the shot, the wind, and your comfort with the club you’re going to hit, but it certainly can work. As seen below.
No matter where the pin is, no matter what the wind is, no matter how good you may feel about a shot, approach this hole with care. The water can be a back-nine killer, and the sand can most certainly come into play.
Play for a putt. That’s all you need. How do you play?