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Alamos Golf Course Tips

Hole 1 (Par 4)
282 317 275
The opening hole requires a tee drive to be as close as possible to the second bunker on the left side. For the longer player this shot is definitely an iron when there is not too much prevailing wind from the north. This will remove the danger on the right of the lake and to which the fairway slopes. It will also give the player a more even lie to play the second shot onto the green.

Hole 2 (Par 5)
487 476 426
From the tee this hole is a dogleg to the right. A drive onto the top of the slope or further down is what is required. The second shot is the key factor on this challenging par 5. With the lake cutting into the right hand side of the fairway, the golfer has to choose to either to attack and play the ball right of the single bunker guarding the green, or to play to the corner with an iron. This latter option leaves the player with a longer third shot but avoids the common reason why so many golfers ruin their score by taking a stronger club, and then over-hitting the ball into the trees and the rough on the left because of fearing the lake to the right.

Hole 3 (Par 4)
139 309 284
A straight forward par-3 hole. When the wind is from the north it is recommended that a player takes an extra club or even perhaps two. The wind will tend to hang the ball in the air due to its force created by the hill located behind the hole.

Hole 4 (Par 3)
329 162 115
At this hole a little fade for the right hander by aiming at the left bunker takes away the lateral water threat on the right which is not visible from the tee. The second shot should be hit with rather more than less club. The slope at the back of the green will release the ball back on to it whilst anything short is penalised by either the front bunkers or the slope to the left.

Hole 5 (Par 4)
341 342 308
A tee drive twenty meters or so short of the tree in the middle of the fairway is ideal for the correct angle to attack the green. This position will prove more important than the player thinks as the angle gives the golfer the ideal line of playing their second shot over the right hand bunker. Anything slightly to the left, even in some cases when hitting the green, will be punished by the ball releasing down a subtle and brutal slope. Anyone found in this latter position will have to pitch back against the Bermuda grass.

Hole 6 (Par 5)
501 416 358
This hole is the best and most picturesque hole on the course. After an open drive the gamble is for the long-hitter is to go or not for the green. Attacking the green is a risky option as the green slopes downwards from the front. Thus any second shot with a wood will most likely end up over the back of the green. Playing over the top bunker on the left side has more room than one imagines and is by far the best decision. The other way to manage the hole is to keep the second shot close to the left hand side of the fairway whilst anything slightly right will go down into the rough.

Hole 7 (Par 3)
176 153 126
Do not be enticed to attack the pin when it is placed on the left side of the green. The only recommendable tee shot is to play to the right side of the green.

Hole 8 (Par 4)
483 263 206
From the tee beware of the lateral water which runs down the left side of the fairway as it can feature more than a player wishes. The second shot presents a situation for the big hitter of choosing to go for it for two or laying up short of the fairway bunker. The green is extremely long so the pin position will play a large part in the decision.

Hole 9 (Par 4)
171 314 264
This short hole requires a right to left shot starting just to the right of the green. The water hazard to the left may prove closer than at first thought.

Hole 10 (Par 3)
307 148 106
This classical short par-4 depicts everything about how a golf hole does not have to be long to be challenging. When choosing the club which will place the ball on the fairway it is irrelevant whether it is an iron, hybrid or wood. The width across the fairway of the landing area for most general shots is just 25 meters. Make sure that the approach does not leak right as the creek cuts into the green surround.

Hole 11 (Par 4)
190 309 278
An accurate straight tee shot is necessary as anything pushed right will find bushes or the bunker, whilst to the left looms the water. The undulating green is one of the toughest on the course.

Hole 12 (Par 5)
306 433 409
From the tee a lay up short of the bunkers provides a straight forward pitch to the green.

Hole 13 (Par 4)
340 327 271
The tiger line from the tee is down the right of the bunkers. However, the prevailing wind often means playing short of the left fairway bunker. The second shot requires attention not to stray into the bunker placed on the left short of the green. From its distance to the flag this is the hardest hole on the course.

Hole 14 (Par 3)
450 169 132
A dogleg left requires a right to left tee shot that should place most players in the position of trying to go for the green or laying up short of the fairway bunkers. A straight forward pitch shot should yield a birdie chance. However, as the green is full of hidden breaks it is worth studying this green carefully - especially from both sides.

Hole 15 (Par 3)
277 376 453
A case of hitting the fairway from the tee and then selecting the right club for the second stroke. Anything short is in the creek and likewise any over-hit results in the ball shooting off the green into a rough area or perhaps Out of Bounds.

Hole 16 (Par 4)
176 353 325
This great par-3 hole is often played into the teeth of the wind. In such a case it takes the flag out of the equation. Anything hit landing just inside from the left hand bunker shall have its just rewards. The green has a water hazard which cuts into the right hand side of the green.

Hole 17 (Par 4)
333 268 217
The hole from the tee is deceiving in its inviting open look. The tee shot presents a wide fairway but the Out of Bounds on the right is waiting the wayward ball. A left to righter coming back between the two fairway bunkers is the ideal shot. The approach second may require a club more than first thought, and depending on the flag position it is played a little to the right.

Hole 18 (Par 5)
353 452 395
On the final hole the tee shot should be played towards the left hand bunker. The second approach shot requires great precision as either short or long can cause the ball to run off the green – on what is the most difficult green on the course.

Alamos Golf Course Layout

Alamos Golf Course layout
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