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Shorewood Country Club
Measuring 438 yards from the Blue Tees, Hole #1 is a tough dog leg left to start your round. You are left with an inviting approach shot to a large green, with bunkers bordering to the left and right sides of the green.
A slight dog leg left, accuracy is a premium off the tee. With trees bordering the right side of the fairway, and a grass bunker left of the fairway, finding the fairway is key. You will be left with an approach shot to a small, but relatively flat green.
A short dog leg right with trees bordering the fairway, a hybrid or long iron is the shot of choice off of the tee. Your approach shot will be to a small green with a creek in front, and bunkers to the left and behind the green.
Measuring 178 yards, the middle of the green is the safe play here. The green is protected by a large willow tree on the right side, and the green slopes severely from right to left.
The hardest hole on the course, hole number 5 has a little bit of everything. A long dog leg left, the left side is protected by a large willow tree and a small pond. The right side of the hole is guarded by a large pond. You will be left with an approach shot to a green that slopes from back to front, and has some extremely tricky pin positions.
Don't let the yardage fool you on this short par 3; many members call this the "best Par 5" on the course. With a postage stamp for a green, and bunkers on both sides, this hole tests your short iron game. If you are lucky enough to hit the green, a birdie may be in line. If you miss the green off the tee, your short game will be tested.
A long, straight Par 5. Feel free to swing away on this hole, as distance is the premium. Long hitters may be able to get home in two, with shorter hitters forced to lay up with a creek protecting the front of the green.
Golfers are faced with a choice off of the tee. With a creek running across the fairway, you may choose to lay up or go over the creek, which is about a 200 yard carry. Your approach shot is to a large, undulating green. Once on, your green reading and putting skills will be put to the test.
A long, straight par 5. Again, golfers will be faced with a decision to lay up or go over the creek running across the fairway. Long hitters can get home in two, but must be careful of the large bunker protecting this green. This is a nice hole to be aggressive on to end the front nine.
The second par 5 in a row, this is a good chance to start the back nine off with a good score. A slight dog leg left with Out of Bounds left and trees right, finding the fairway is the most important thought off of the tee box. Once you are off the tee, it is a straight shot to the green with no bunkers. With the green sloping back to front, keep the ball below the hole with your appoach shot.
A long, straight par 4 with Out of Bounds bordering the entire left side of the hole, a good drive is a must. If you are able to get off of the tee well, you have an inviting approach shot to a large green. With the green sloping from back to front, focus on keeping the ball below the hole with your approach.
A short Par 4 with trees bordering both sides of the fairway, accuracy is the focus off of the tee. With a bunker guarding the left side of this narrow green, an accurate approach shot is needed.
A long par 4, Hole 13 puts a premium on a long tee shot. Still faced with a relatively long approach, the green is large but protected by bunkers on the left and right. Once on, your lag putting will probably be put to the test.
A slight dog leg left with trees along the left side of the fairway and long heather grass along the right side, choose accuracy over distance here. You will be left with a short approach shot to a small green protected by a bunker on the right side.
The first par 3 on the back nine, hole 15 measures 211 yards from the back tee. Although the green is not protected by any bunkers, this is a tricky green to navigate. Severely sloping from back to front, going long is not an option.
The first of three holes heading straight back into the clubhouse, this is a nice par 4. With Out of Bounds left and tall heather grass and a pond right, an accurate drive is needed. On your approach, the green is protected by a creek in front and a pond to the right.
A great par 3 coming in, your nerves will be tested. With Out of Bounds and bunkers left, a pond right, and a narrow green, there is not much room for error. A par is a great score on this tricky par 3.
A long, straight par 5, this is a great opportunity to finish your round strong. You must be cautious of Out of Bounds left and trees right, but there is considerable room off the tee. Long hitters can get home in two. The green is protected by bunkers on the left and a pond on the right. With the green sloping from back to front, keep your approach below the hole.