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Hole #18

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Blue Course, Hole 18

438 yard par 4. Lacoma Blue’s closing hole is a long straight par four played from an elevated tee with trees on the right and a pond on the left. The landing area sits atop a hill that gives way to a broad valley. A bunker guards the right of the landing area, and the bottom of the valley is bordered by the pond. The green, which slopes sharply toward the fairway, is elevated relative to the bottom of the valley and is guarded by trees and bunkers on both sides.

Tips from the Pro
Pull your driver out on this hole, as you will need a long drive to avoid a 200+ yard approach shot. Big hitters beware, however, as a long drive to the left will roll down the steep embankment into the pond. As the pond is not visible from the tee, keeping your drive to the right of the right-most willow tree will keep you safe. If you get your drive over the lip of the hill that marks the end of the landing area, your ball will roll to the bottom of the hill saving you 30+ yards. Avoid the trees to the right on your approach, and keep the ball below the hole for best results. If the pin is up, you’re better off short of the green than on the green and well past the hole. The sand on the left grabs up many shots hit through the greens. Given the back-to-front slope of the green, putt with more break then is apparent.

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