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Course Caddies: Celtic Shores No. 14
One More Manageable Par-3 Before Things Get Real

This year’s breakdowns now include video of each hole being played, although your feedback is most appreciated on these designs. How do you play? Share your strategy or Golden Tee Great Shots in the comments below.

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Celtic Shores No. 14


Hello, multiple greens. Hello, multiple tee boxes. Hello, Celtic Shores No. 14, your final water-less hole of the round.

Please, please, please… enjoy it.

After this, the difficultometer will be turned up plenty. For this friendly little par-3, however, you don’t have much to worry about beyond variety.

Depending on where you are, you’ll have two distinct shots. You’ll have a shorter shot that will be nothing more than an iron into the green. Although you’ll have wind to manage—and it will likely be strong—you should be able to manage this shot.

It’s not terribly long, the slope of the green isn’t extreme, and there’s nothing about it that should generate prime concern. Choosing the right spin will depend on both wind and pin placement, although this is something you should be able to handle with relative ease.

Some setups will obviously be tougher than others, but you’ve got this.

The second view/look on this hole is more complicated. For starters, it’s going to be a heck of a lot longer and the green has more slope. Typically, you’ll be hitting a fairway wood or even a driver toward the hole.

With a few more items to consider, you should still be able to handle this just fine. Although the increased distance can make club selection a bit more thought-provoking, it’s nothing you can’t handle.

 

In certain setups, you can actually be quite aggressive on this hole. But most of the time, you’ll want to hit it on, putt it in and move on. This is the last hole where such comfort exists on this course; we’ve got much work ahead of us.

How do you play?  

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