Hole 1 – Par 5
Jeremy’s Launch: A par 5 hole where the trickiest part is your tee shot. A dogleg that plays straight off the tee and left to right into the green. Hit it straight out the chute between trees located on both sides of the fairway and out of bounds down the left side. If you can make it over the hill, you can save a lot of yardage off your second shot. Whether you go for it or not, you have a large landing area on the other side, with very little trouble going into the smallest green on the course, except for a tree line located 150 yards from the green and a few scattered white birch trees in the fairway. The green itself has two greenside bunkers, one on either side of it. This hole measures 570 from the back tee.
Hole 2 – Par 4
Lorne’s Retreat: A par 4 hole with an important tee shot for those playing the blue or white tees as you must carry a marsh area that’s between trees and several deep grass bunkers running horizontally across the opening. The best place to aim is down the middle towards a clump of white birch trees. if you can get past that, you may have a view of the green, if not, you will be faced with a blind second shot. The green has one greenside bunker on the left as well as two others a 15 yards in front on the right.
Hole 3 – Par 4
Jack’s Place: A short, but tricky, par 4 with stunning beauty! The big hitters will be tempted to go for the green, but it’s not an easy route, with bunkers lining both sides as well as a new massive bunker on the right. The smarter play is to head right of center, leaving you a full wedge or short iron leading to the biggest green on the course. It is sloped back to front with numerous undulations along the way. A very easy green to three-putt if you’re not careful!
Hole 4 – Par 3
The Old Chevy Truck: A short but tricky par 3 with a green that slopes hard from front to back. This green is carefully protected by bunkers on the left, back, and right of the green.
Hole 5 – Par 4
Kay’s Corner: A dogleg left to right, so it’s smart to aim down the middle and have an easy mid to short iron second shot. The green slopes quite sharply back to front. Bunkers are strategically placed along both sides of the fairways, but none are greenside. A difference of two irons can be the test, depending on pin location.
Hole 6 – Par 3
Andrew’s Doing: This hole plays off an elevated tee to a large green that slopes back to front. It’s guarded along the front by five small pot bunkers and mounding with grass traps around the exterior of the green. Aim for the center of green and mark down a 2 or 3 on the scorecard.
Hole 7 – Par 5
Norman’s Way: An extremely long, downhill par 5 ,with a tree lined right side which is also out of bounds. However, there is a large landing area, with just one trap to interfere with your tee shot, unless you slice it wide enough to find the rough or the OB. Large mounds help you keep your ball in play most of the way on the left. The green itself is large and fairly flat with bunkers guarding the front. Water surrounds over 1/3 of the back of the green.
Hole 8 – Par 3
The Island: A beautiful hole, famous for being PEI’s first island green. It can measure 155 yards from the back of the tee box to 120 yards from the front, and accuracy is critical of course! The large green is two tiered with lots of subtle breaks. A large fringe area surrounds the entire green, as well as a bunker along part of the back. A fantastic finishing hole to a great nine hole layout.
Hole 9 – Par 5
Adam’s Start: For your tee shot, you should be aiming down the middle or left of center of the fairway. Water runs along part of the left side of the fairway, with mounds lining both sides and rough on both sides down the length of the hole. A pond is located laterally on the right and can come into play quite easily. It’s about 100 yards from the three tiered green that has three greenside bunkers surrounding it.
Hole 10 – Par 3
The Workshop: A hole that plays to an elevated green from the tee. A pond is located left, laterally in front of the tee. Just to tease some, woods are located on the left of the green and one spruce tree is located in front of the green, about 15 yards short. There are three greenside bunkers and deep rough on the right. The green slopes from right to left and can be very tricky depending on the pin placement.
Hole 11 – Par 4
Eldon’s Spot: A par 4 that is a dogleg right to left, aiming down the right side of the fairway will open up the green and give you a nice shot into this green. Be careful of the small ponds in the first hollow off the tee and the wooded area on the left. This green is sloped right to left with only one bunker guarding the green on the front right.
Hole 12 – Par 3
Gaudet’s 2 Iron Pride: A short, but tricky, par 3 totally within the woods with bunkers surrounding the green. Unless you shoot for the middle, you usually have to go directly over them, or near them, to go at the pin. The green is sloped back to front and can play 100 yards from the tip of the back tee.
Hole 13 – Par 4
Wooded Relief: A par 4 that requires you to shoot out of a wooded clearing. The hole plays slightly uphill, but if you can carry the trees on the right side, you can cut down on the yardage. However, you also tempt landing in thick rough. Mounding frames this hole from the trees out, with one green side bunker located on the right front. The green itself is sloped right to left and is two tiered, so it can produce tricky pin placements.
Hole 14 – Par 4
Lady Slipper’s Ahead: A very pretty par 4 totally enclosed in a wooded area. Your tee shot is slightly uphill, with your second shot heading down the hill. You should aim center to right with your tee shot, trying to avoid the trees located just around the preferred landing area. Your shot into the green will have to be careful of the large hemlock tree located on the right front. Also, there are two deep greenside bunkers located on either side of the green. Going long off the back, means a steep upward shot back to the green, as long as you find it, and not the Lady Slippers located in the woods all around the green.
Hole 15 – Par 4
MacPhail’s Corner: A very tricky tee shot here! You are faced with a few choices off the tee. You have woods totally surrounding the hole and can be out of bounds if you go long and straight. The landing area runs steep right to left, so if you hit there, you will roll downhill, leaving you a longer second shot in. You can go over the trees and be faced with a short wedge or iron shot, if you are sure you have that shot in your bag! If you prefer, you can place a shot close to the tree line on the right, then you have a comfortable shot of approximately 150 yards. Your second shot has you facing a green with bunkers on the front left side, as well as two more towards the right side of the green. A long shot may result in you going into the woods located behind the green. This green is set up on the highest part of the ridge and has some nice undulations to test your putting skills.
Hole 16 – Par 5
Victor’s Head: A bit of a challenge off the tee as you gaze out at the rural countryside just beyond the trees located on both sides. This hole is a dogleg that plays right to left. A long hitter, can hug left of center and if hit far enough will get a roll towards the green, as well as a good view of it. It does shave off considerable yardage and gives you a realistic chance of getting on in two, but if you don’t think you can hit it that far, or choose to play this hole in regulation, you should aim center or slightly right, then hit a second shot towards the opening. If you are brave enough here, you can try and sneak the ball as far down as you dare, however, remember that landing on top of the opening leaves you a shot of approximately 200 yards, where the tree line on both sides affect your approach shot to the small green. This is a hole where a bump and run shot is well advised, as you don’t want to go long and face an uphill shot back to the green out of thick rough.
Hole 17 – Par 3
MacLean’s Woods: A pretty par 3 that plays to an elevated green. The green itself slopes sharply from back to front so going long means a very fast putt back. Just past the first bunker on the left side, as well as along the back, the landing area opens up somewhat, leaving you lots of space should your tee shot stray left or go long. As well, there is one greenside bunker located at the back of the green. This hole can play play long so taking an extra club off the tee is the smart choice.
Hole 18 – Par 5
Reta’s Favorite: A visual beauty off the tee and all the way to the green, with the old clubhouse as a backdrop and the original family farmhouse of the owner to the right. This par 5 has out bounds just outside the tree line on the left all the way towards the green. After a short tight opening, you are faced with a large landing area all downhill. You have mounding on the right, as well as some rough. If you aim for the grove of trees on the right side, but avoid them on the left, it usually means a level stance for your second swing, but going straight is fine as well. You may be left with a side hill stance if you land just center and right, or if you are long enough, you might wind up with a slight downhill swing. But no matter what you do, you are faced with a choice of laying up or going for it, as you will eventually have to cross a pond located 100 yards from the green, with thick heavy bulrushes and a brook running on both sides. The pond is located at the bottom of a moderately sloped fairway. The green itself is guarded by a lateral pond to the left, a left side bunker, and a small bunker located just off the green on the right front which usually comes into play with any shot coming from the right side. Mounding surrounds the green which slopes back to front and right to left dropping off sharply towards the front left.