Gold Course, Hole 6
275 yard par 4. The entire length of this short, dogleg right par 4 slopes into a tree and rock studded ravine on the right. The elevated tee plays across a shallow valley to a small sloping landing area bordered by a high ridgeline on the left and the ravine on the right. A small forest area on the left comes into play from the tee as well. The fairway flattens out past the apex of the dogleg which is marked by a large Oak tree. The large, right-sloping green is tucked behind the mature trees on the right.
Tips from the Pro
Despite the intimidating view from the tee, number 6 is the most drivable par four at Lacoma – if you can play a high, long fade shot. Driving directly for the green is difficult due to the proximity and height of the trees on the right. An errant shot to the left is most likely playable; miss to the right and you should play a provisional, as you will probably not find your first shot. A safer approach is to play a long iron and aim for the flat spot on the left side of the landing area immediately beyond the apex of the dogleg. Do this and you will be left with a short iron to the green. In general, an approach played to the right of the hole will yield an uphill putt.