Hole By Hole
|Hole 01||Hole 02||Hole 03||Hole 04||Hole 05||Hole 06||Hole 07||Hole 08||Hole 09|
|Hole 10||Hole 11||Hole 12||Hole 13||Hole 14||Hole 15||Hole 16||Hole 17||Hole 18|
A Par 5 opens the round with a generous landing area awaiting your first tee shot of the day. The second shot is the key as you aim to land your ball in the narrowing fairway to set up your approach. Those trying to get home in two must avoid a bunker protecting the front right side of a large green.
This narrow Par 4 is one of the tightest driving holes on the course. A meandering creek bisects the fairway at the base of the hill. Clear the creek and you’re faced with a short uphill approach to a green guarded by bunkers left and right.
Long hitters have a chance at reaching the green from the tee box on this short Par 4. To do so, however, requires a blind tee shot that avoids bunkers both in front of and behind the green. Most players will be left with a touchy short iron to set up a birdie opportunity.
The first Par 3 plays slightly uphill to a green guarded by a bunker on the left. Long is wrong on this hole as white stakes mark out of bounds. A row of pine trees line the right side of the fairway.
This 359-yard Par 4 is the first of seven holes on the course in which a large water hazard comes into play. Nicely placed drives on this wide fairway will set up a mid- to short iron approach to a slippery green that slopes from back to front.
The Par 4 sixth is Pine Grove’s number one handicap hole due to its sheer length. Not much lies in the way of you and the pin on this 399-yard hole. A wide fairway leads up to the first green on the course without a bunker. Stay below the hole on this small, sloping green to avoid a three-putt.
There are plenty of options on this Par 5 which features a lake 200 yards from the tee box. Most players choose to hit iron off the tee, setting up a fairway wood approach over the water. If you’re feeling lucky, grab your driver and work the ball on to a narrow landing area left of the hazard. The small, unprotected green slopes from back to front.
This 344-yard dogleg right presents you with a couple of options from the tee. The safe play is a smooth drive into the dogleg which will leave you with an approach shot inside 150 yards. Those wishing to attack the narrow green with a wedge will tee the ball high and try to bust their drive over the trees on the right.
A lengthy, uphill Par 3 completes the outward nine at Pine Grove. The first challenge is sticking your long iron or fairway wood on the putting surface. The next is negotiating the slanted green in order to avoid a three-putt. Landing your tee shot below the hole is the best way to escape with par.
The back nine opens with a 500-yard dogleg Par 5. Deep drives into the dogleg are rewarded with a shot at reaching the green in two. Shorter tee shots will require a lay-up second over trees at the corner in order to set up a short approach. Bunkers left and right protect the fairly level green.
Water comes back into play on this 369-yard Par 4. Position your tee shot in the left-center portion of the fairway for a clear, mid- to short iron approach over the pond. Wayward drives to the right will incur a stroke and distance penalty. A bunker guards the left side of the green which slopes from back to front.
The 12th hole is a short Par 4 that plays slightly uphill to a green protected by a tree and bunker on the left. Place your tee shot over a rock hazard crossing the fairway to set up a wedge approach. Par or better is more easily attained if you land your ball below the hole on another sloping green.
A large pond in front of the tee box greets you at the picturesque 13th hole. A solid drive is required to carry the water hazard. Land safely and you will be left with a short uphill approach shot to a green guarded by deep bunkers both left and right. Shorter hitters may choose to lay up in a bail out area left of the pond.
The 14th hole is a 198-yard Par 3. Be sure to take enough club to the tee as shots that fall short of the green risk rolling down a slope and into a rock hazard. A row of small pine trees lines the right side of this large green.
The signature Par 4 15th begins a stretch of three straight holes in which water must be avoided. The safest play from the tee is an iron shot that will set up a short approach to a bulkhead green guarded by water in front. Heavy hitters may choose to tee the ball high and attempt to drive the ball over tall trees that hide the green from the tee box.
The Par-4 16th hole is a dogleg left with water in front of the tee. Find the wide fairway and you’ll be left with an iron approach to a sloping green protected by bunkers left and right.
A pond separates the tee box and green on Pine Grove’s shortest Par 3. Club selection is key as you try to carry both the water and bunker which fronts the 17th green. The hole plays at 118 yards.
The closing hole is a 495-yard Par 5. Favor the left side of the fairway for a better shot at reaching this green in two. It sets up the best angle at the green and helps take the large front right bunker out of play. You won’t find many flat putts on this green which slopes from left to right.