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Hole 1:

The course tees off with a moderate length par. Although the hole off the tee is bordered by water, a generous landing area for both the tee and second shots will make this a friendly opening hole. A double dogleg left, the hole provides an option of carrying water on the second shot to set up a short pitch to the green. The hole tightens up near the green with a right side bunker, adding to the risk of going for it in two.

TEE INFORMATION  
Gold 554
Blue 491
White 426
Silver 405
Green 405
Red 372
Par
(Men/Ladies)
5/5
Handicap
(Men/Ladies)
11/9

Hole 2:

Playing from elevated tees, this hole plays straight away, finishing through a shoot of trees to a green nesting on the far side of a small preserve. The green is large and will accept all but the poorest shots. A decent tee shot is important since a long wetland carry is to be avoided on the approach.

TEE INFORMATION  
Gold 404
Blue 388
White 361
Silver 325
Green 285
Red 285
Par
(Men/Ladies)
4/4
Handicap
(Men/Ladies)
5/1

Hole 3:

A shorter par 4 with a dogleg right, hole 3 will require position over strength. Water right and wetlands left will define the tee shot, and a peninsular green setting will finish the hole in a fitting manner.

 

TEE INFORMATION  
Gold 348
Blue 333
White 311
Silver 280
Green 280
Red 255
Par
(Men/Ladies)
4/4
Handicap
(Men/Ladies)
13/11
 

Hole 4:

The first par 3 parallels the entrance drive, and will present a beautiful lakeside setting flowing to a peninsular green, well framed with trees and a back right sand bunker.

 

TEE INFORMATION  
Gold 198
Blue 165
White 141
Silver 117
Manatee 101
Red 92
Par
(Men/Ladies)
3/3
Handicap
(Men/Ladies)
17/17

Hole 5:

The 5th, a strong par 4, will present players with a tee shot slightly uphill to the driving zone overlooking a low profile green guarded by wetland on the right and bunkering on the left. An undulating green will complete the challenge to par.

TEE INFORMATION  
Gold 385
Blue 379
White 349
Silver 275
Green 275
Red 253
Par
(Men/Ladies)
4/4
Handicap
(Men/Ladies)
9/13

Hole 6:

The 2nd par 5 on the out nine will take two good shots to set up the approach to a green set among specimen oaks. For better players bent upon reaching the green in 2, a fading second shot will be mandatory. Water left and wetlands right of the shot zones will punish wayward tee and second shots.

TEE INFORMATION  
Gold 545
Blue 504
White 494
Silver 455
Green 455
Red 417
Par
(Men/Ladies)
5/5
Handicap
(Men/Ladies)
3/5

Hole 7:

Although the longest of the par 4’s on the front side, the 7th will provide room to swing from the heels off the tee in order to set up a shorter approach. Bunkering and trees along the left edge of the driving zone will encourage players to keep it right. A long accurate approach will be necessary to reach in regulation.

TEE INFORMATION  
Gold 448
Blue 414
White 389
Silver 363
Green 363
Red 336
Par
(Men/Ladies)
4/4
Handicap
(Men/Ladies)
7/7

Hole 8:

A dogleg right par 4, hole 8 will set up with water along the right half of the hole giving players the option of challenging the hazard off the tee to take advantage of the opening at the right side of the green.

TEE INFORMATION  
Gold 383
Blue 367
White 331
Silver 313
Green 313
Red 286
Par
(Men/Ladies)
4/4
Handicap
(Men/Ladies)
1/3

Hole 9:

The second of what will prove to be exceptional par 3 holes, the 9th will play very differently from the various tees, with a challenging carry of nearly 200 yards over salt marsh off the back tees, to a straight forward and gentler 150 (dry) yards from the regular tees and 100 from the forward tee. Players will no doubt stop off at the tournament tee just to enjoy the vista, which will be exceptional, just like this hole.

TEE INFORMATION  
Gold 231
Blue 198
White 154
Silver 147
Green 147
Red 119
Par
(Men/Ladies)
3/3
Handicap
(Men/Ladies)
15/15

Hole 10:

The back nine commences with the longest par 5 on the course. The varying tee locations will give the hole different looks with the back tees starting over wetlands with the line of playing framed by trees. The hole 10 hugs a line of stately oaks all along the right edge of the fairway, and a specimen oak about two-thirds down the length of the hole will force either a towering second shot or a detour around the oak.

TEE INFORMATION  
Gold 561
Blue 542
White 475
Silver 463
Green 463
Red 406
Par
(Men/Ladies)
5/5
Handicap
(Men/Ladies)
6/6
 

Hole 11:

While lacking the exceptional setting of the other par 3’s, the 11th will get its strength from its being the longest par 3, the water framing the left side and protruding just a bit into the approach. Some players might opt to play right, with a chip and a putt in mind to make par.

TEE INFORMATION  
Gold 199
Blue 182
White 170
Silver 149
Green 149
Red 123
Par
(Men/Ladies)
3/3
Handicap
(Men/Ladies)
18/18
 

Hole 12:

One of the two long par 4’s on the backside, 12 will present the players with an undulating fairway guarded left with water, bunkering and mounding. The approach will show a green nestled against the lake-side bunker, and some might elect to bail right again, relying upon short game for a chance at par.

TEE INFORMATION  
Gold 413
Blue 392
White 360
Silver 324
Green 324
Red 292
Par
(Men/Ladies)
4/4
Handicap
(Men/Ladies)
14/14

Hole 13 :

The elevated tees here will provide a view of the hole, tee to green. Mounds will frame the right side of the hole and a backdrop of oaks will define the beginning of the left turn at the dogleg. This might be considered to be a position hole since length off the tee will not gain a player much advantage.

TEE INFORMATION  
Gold 399
Blue 375
White 353
Silver 325
Green 325
Red 295
Par
(Men/Ladies)
4/4
Handicap
(Men/Ladies)
4/4

 

Hole 14:

The shortest but not least of the par 5’s, the 14th will start a succession of “unforgettable” finishing holes that touch and border the Manatee River. The green will have one of the prettiest settings on the west coast with the blue Manatee as it backdrop. The hole will require two solid shots to carry the wetlands guarding the green, and while the green can be reached in two blows, the penalty of a miss-hit can be severe.

TEE INFORMATION  
Gold 484
Blue 462
White 449
Silver 421
Green 421
Red 382
Par
(Men/Ladies)
5/5
Handicap
(Men/Ladies)
2/2
 

Hole 15:

“All carry” is the order of the day on this par 3.   A walled, island green surrounded by wetlands on three sides and the Manatee River on the right will confront the player at the 15th tee. The hole is not overly long, but it should be memorable.

TEE INFORMATION  
Gold 176
Blue 161
White 149
Silver 138
Green 90
Red 82
Par
(Men/Ladies)
3/3
Handicap
(Men/Ladies)
16/16

Hole 16:

The shortest par 4 on the course certainly will not be the dullest. Players will confront a tee shot from elevated tees hitting over a tranquil bay in the river. Bunkers at the far side of the wide fairway will enable players to select a target relative to the risk one wishes to incur. A terrace green will present an interesting finish to the hole.

TEE INFORMATION  
Gold 351
Blue 340
White 323
Silver 305
Green 228
Red 228
Par
(Men/Ladies)
4/4
Handicap
(Men/Ladies)
8/8

Hole 17:

The tee setting on a peninsula jutting into the bay of the River will make a striking setting for ball striking off the tee. The fairway is bunkered on the left as is the green, and trees frame the entire right side of the hole. A moderately long par 4, the 17th will require two, well played shots to setup a two-putt for par.

TEE INFORMATION  
Gold 391
Blue 377
White 364
Silver 248
Green 268
Red 268
Par
(Men/Ladies)
4/4
Handicap
(Men/Ladies)
10/12

Hole 18:

The 18th presents the only “sharp” dogleg on the golf course with its nearly 90 degree bend to the right. A long, undulating green set on a walled peninsula with the Manatee in the background will be the memorable feature. Players will be able to watch boats negotiating the lift to and from the River as they putt on the 18th, and then enjoy a panorama from the high bridge on the trip back to the clubhouse. 

TEE INFORMATION  
Gold 427
Blue 392
White 352
Silver 321
Green 321
Red 291
Par
(Men/Ladies)
4/4
Handicap
(Men/Ladies)
12/10
Men's Rating and Slope        
Gold 73.8 / 141        
Blue 71.6 / 132        
Black 70.5 / 130        
White 69.4 / 128         
Silver  66.9/ 121         
Green 65.7 / 116         
Family 61.1 / 107        
Ladies' Rating and Slope
White 75.1 / 136 
Silver 72.0 / 135 
Green 70.6 / 132 
Pink 69.5 / 125
Red 68.4 / 123
Family 62.7 / 111

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