~Playing Tips~

           

Hole #1 – The first hole is a relatively short dog-leg left Par 4 (yardage of B – 296, M – 277, F – 248).  This green is small and well protected by a pond in front, bunkers to the left and a creek flowing behind and to the right.  A safe tee shot is to the 125 marker (from tee box yardage of B - 230, M - 200, F - 140) leaving a doable approach shot onto the green.  Not comfortable with the carry over the pond?  Aim left towards the bunkers, sand is easier to play from than water! 

 

Hole #2 – This Par 3 (yardage of B – 202, M – 179, F – 160) tee shot is hit from an elevated tee box over a deep valley to an elevated green.  Our second hole tee box provides a gorgeous view of the Boise foothills, enjoy the view if you are waiting for the group ahead to clear the green!  The green has significant slope from back to front, so keep the ball below the hole.  A tee shot short of the green will leave you with an uphill shot from either grass or bunkers.  Take aim at the flag and enjoy our signature hole!

   

Hole #3 – The third hole is a dog-leg left Par 4 (yardage of B – 357, M – 339, F – 274).  The safe tee shot is to the 125 marker in the right fairway (from tee box yardage of B - 240, M - 225, F - 165) leaving a  downhill approach shot to the green.  Tempted to take a short-cut?  The left fairway leaves a short, blind approach shot to the green. From this angle, an approach shot just short and left of the green should feed to the pin.  Tee shot placement is the key to the hole!

        

Hole #4 – The fourth hole is a Par 3 (yardage of B – 178, M – 149, F – 106) protected by pond in front, bunkers to the left and behind.  The green has a steep slope feeding toward the creek on the right.  Take aim to the left side of the green and watch your shot feed towards the hole.

        

Hole #5 – The fifth hole is a Par 4 (yardage of B – 362, M – 333, F – 253) protected by native area that starts about 40 yards short of the green.  (As you are on the tee box for the fifth hole, focus on the fairway and green on the right side; the left fairway and green is for Hole #18)   Land your tee shot short of the native area to your favorite yardage for an easy second shot onto the green.  The fifth hole green is horse-shoe shaped, which is shared with Hole #18; the #5 side of the green is tiered and feeds hard back to front.  This is a fun hole!

 

Hole #6 – The sixth hole is a straight-away Par 4 (yardage of B – 400, M – 375, F – 270).  Grab your driver and bomb away, leaving a second shot to an elevated green.  The key to a birdie is the approach shot. This green feeds left to right, use that knowledge to your advantage!

 

Hole #7 – The seventh hole is the only Par 5 on the front nine (yardage of B – 489, M – 469, F – 419) is definitely another driver tee shot on this downhill hole.  Long-hitters can reach this green in two, while shorter hitters should hit their second shot short and right of the bunkers protecting the green.  The green has a severe slope from front to back, right to left; your approach from the fairway should land on the front right of the green no matter where the pin is located.  This hole is not as easy as it looks!

 

Hole #8 – The eighth hole is a Par 4 (B – 410, M – 379, F – 274).  Hit your tee shot to land on (or over) the hill of the fairway.  The approach shot should be aimed to the left of the flag-stick, but avoid the bunkers, as this green slopes hard left to right.

                    

Hole #9 – The tee shot is blind on this hole (yardage B – 380, M – 370, F – 250), please consider the group in front of you before hitting from the tee box.  Your tee shot should favor the right side of the fairway, which will feed down the hill (from the Forward tee box, aiming toward the upper parking area will position you well) for a simple second shot onto the green.  The green feeds right to left, so aim toward the right side of the green regardless of where the flag-stick is located. 

             

Hole #10 – The tenth hole is a Par 4 (B – 399, M – 383, F – 301).  While you can view the green of this dog-leg left hole from the Back and Middle tee boxes, the preferred landing area is a blind shot to avoid the OB left.  You should wait until you see the group in front of you approach the green before hitting.  A tee shot aimed a little right of the telephone pole should put you in a favorable position for the best second shot to the green.  From the Forward tee box, this is a straight tee shot into the fairway but keep the ball short of the native area and creek, unless you are a long hitter with ball carry of over 165 yards! The green slopes right to left and is protected by a large bunker. 

 

Hole #11 – The eleventh hole is also a dog-leg left (B – 402, M – 370, F – 246) with a green well protected by a pond to the left that narrows the fairway landing area.  Take aim slightly to the right of the 125-yard marker to avoid a big number.  For your second shot, favor the right side of the green given that this green slopes from right to left.  For long-hitters, consider aiming to the right of the green and get a birdie here!

 

Hole #12 – The twelfth hole is a dog-leg right (B – 376, M – 344, F -278), not especially long but this is the #1 handicap hole on our course.  A tee shot slightly right of the 125 fairway marker will put you in a safe landing spot.  The right side of the green is the better approach to avoid the front bunker.  This green slopes right to left, back to front.

 

Hole #13 – The thirteenth hole is a straight Par 4 (B – 422, M – 356, F – 308) so you can grab your driver off the tee box and hit to the wide fairway to set up your next shot.  For your second shot, aim at the right side of the flag and go a little long of the flag.  This green has significant slope from back to front, so you have a bit of a backstop. 

 

Hole #14 – The fourteenth hole is an uphill Par 4 (B – 316, M – 293, F – 203); while the yardage isn’t long, the elevation is steep.  Favor the right fairway to set up your approach shot.  For your second shot, take an extra club (or two) because you are still headed uphill to a tiered, narrow green! 

 

Hole #15 – The fifteenth hole is a downhill Par 3 (B – 201, M – 170, F – 122), so choose your club carefully for the elevation change. The green is protected by two front bunkers and a sloping hill behind.  Aim to the right of the flag-stick, as this green slopes right to left.

 

Hole #16 – The sixteenth hole is the only Par 5 on the back nine (B – 521, M – 477, F – 374) so grab your driver! Long hitters can typically reach the green in two shots, with a tee shot placed in the left-center of the fairway.  For your second shot, aim to the right and short of the flag as the green is long and narrow, and a shot that stays above the hole leads to a slippery putt.  For short-hitters, get your tee shot onto the fairway to set up a second shot that you can leave you short of the right fairway bunkers.  For your third shot aim to the front right of the green, since the approach area slopes right to left, a shot here should feed towards the narrow green.

 

Hole #17 - The seventeenth hole is a straight-forward Par 3 (B – 148, M – 138, F – 91).  Trust your swing to avoid the valley.  This green feeds right to left, so aim right of the flag-stick!

 

Hole #18 – The eighteenth hole is a Par 4 (B – 428, M – 402, F – 317), with the elevated Back and Middle tee boxes offering a great view of the clubhouse and horseshoe shaped green that Hole #18 shares with Hole #5.  The view from the forward tee-boxes are very nice also, but is not elevated.  The eighteenth fairway is the fairway of the left of the pond, so grab your driver (regardless which tee box you play from) and hit a long tee shot which will set you up nicely to approach this green.  If the flag-stick is at the front of the green, aim to the left and long of the flag and watch your ball feed towards the hole.  If the flag-stick is at the back of the green, grab an extra club trying to hit past the flag. to keep your shot on the upper tier of the green.