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Hole #1

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Red Course, Hole 1

158 yard par 3. The opening hole on the original nine at Lacoma is short par 3. The principle feature of this hole is the elevated green with a shallow depression immediately in front of the green and sharp slope on the left the ends in pond. Prominent trees dot the rough to the left front of the green.

Tips from the Pro
This hole only plays 147 yards from the white tees, but the dome-shaped green makes it tricky to keep your tee shot on the putting surface. The pond on the left doesn’t really come into play unless you over-club and hit your drive well left. If you miss short, you will face on uphill chip – if you’re far enough down the slope, the pin will not be visible. The green is not large but offers several difficult pin placements due to the dome shape of the surface.

Hole #2

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Red Course, Hole 2

310 yard par 4. Number 2 is a short, straight par 4. The landing area is generous with only moderately sized pines on the right. A gentle valley crosses the fairway about half way to the green. The green is relatively flat and small.

Tips from the Pro
A good tee shot will set you up for a short pitch to the green. The small knob green requires a little touch on the approach shot. This is a good birdie hole for players of all levels.

Hole #3

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Red Course, Hole 3

360 yard par 4. This slight dogleg leg right is bordered by pines on the right and locust trees on the left. The second half of the fairway is very open; any angle offers a good approach to the green. A small sand bunker right front and several mounds on the left are the only trouble close to the green. This green is narrow and holds well.

Tips from the Pro
Cutting the left corner off the tee will save you a few yards on your approach. The approach is more difficult than the tee shot with the most significant hazard being the bunker, which guards the right side of the green. Missing too far to the left, however, can lead to a difficult downhill chip to a narrow green.

Hole #4

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Red Course, Hole 4

142 yard par 3. Number 4 is a straightforward, short par 3. The hole descends from tee to green. The green itself is large and forward sloping with a substantial drop-off to the left.

Tips from the Pro
The large green means your selection off the tee can change by a club or two depending on the pin placement. Avoid the left side of the green. It does not hold well, and your ball will kick down the hill, leaving you with a difficult pitch shot back to the green. Being short of the hole is better than being long due to the forward pitch of the green.

Hole #5

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Red Course, Hole 5

435 yard par 5. The fifth hole is a very short par 5. As designed, the fairway plays well to the right of the two prominent humps that lie directly between the tee and the green. The landing area is very wide open space that slopes gradually from left to right. The green is guarded by a pond and two deep bunkers in the front-left. The green is flat and narrow.

Tips from the Pro
Your only hazards off the tee are the sloping fairway and long grass on either side. Keeping the ball on the top of the fairway just to the right of the mounds will offer the best setup. Long hitters can go for the green in two; or play it safe and lay up to the right side of the water, leaving a short pitch to the green. The green is flat and narrow. Number 5 offers the best birdie and eagle opportunity at Lacoma.

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