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.
All holes will then be available for reference on the Course Caddies page—a bookmark must for the entire encyclopedia! Enjoy, and stay tuned for plenty more.
Pearl Lagoon No. 6
Consider Hole 6 on Pearl Lagoon the eye of the storm. This is as par-3 of a hole as par-3s get. This is a hole you should birdie frequently, and on occasion, do one better. There should be absolutely nothing standing in your way.
Yes, we’re confident. And you should be also. After all, given some of the challenges early on and the challenges to come on this course, there’s no reason you shouldn’t take full advantage of this short hole.
Although you’ll have to battle multiple tee boxes and a variety of different clubs and looks, that’s nothing you can’t handle. The green is large—giving you ample room to spin the ball or allow it to release. And while there is water both short and right, you have to hit a bad shot to find them.
On the select occasion when the pin and/or pin are making you uncomfortable, you can always play for the center of the green. But otherwise, consider this a friendly gift from the Golden Tee Golf Gods.
Strategy, of course, will vary. Front pins will almost always demand backspin or bite. Back pins will allow you to use no spin at all—sending your ball at the cup freely.
While you always want to end up with a birdie putt, you don’t want to be overly aggressive. In seeking out a hole-in-one, the worst thing once can do is end up long or short and with a chip. With that said, this is one of the rare occasions you should be thinking about getting close. There’s no reason not to.
How do you play?