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Tour Blessings

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Hole 1
Par 4 — 435 Yards

How to play it:  Driver off the tee should favor the right side of the fairway to give the best angle into the green.  It plays at least a club and a half downhill so club selection is a premium.  Middle of the green is a great play, because long is dead! — Alex Schulte

 Hole 2
Par 5 — 620 Yards

How to play it:  It requires a good tee shot to avoid the big tree that stands in the middle of the landing area.  Favor the left side of the fairway to give yourself the best angle for an easy layup.   Long hitters can reach this green in two, but a miss is a bail out to the right.  If you layup, you will have a short wedge into this green.  Take full advantage of this birdie opportunity. — Alex Schulte

 Hole 3
Par 4 — 424 Yards

How to play it:  This par 4 requires a good solid drive down the left side.   This will leave you with a mid -to long-iron into the green.  This green demands a precise play because you have trouble short and long.  The green is very undulating, so keep your ball below the hole to avoid a difficult two putt. — Natalie Beach

 Hole 4
Par 5 — 555 Yards

How to play it:  This par 5 calls for a very accurate tee shot to avoid the many bunkers that guard the landing area.  The second shot is over a native grass area that leads into a generous landing zone.   The third shot tends to play longer than you think.  This green slopes right to left making for a difficult par if your aren’t in the correct portion of the putting surface. — Natalie Beach

 Hole 5
Par 3 — 185 Yards

How to play it:  A par 3 that usually requires no more than a mid-iron to this well-guarded green.  The middle of the green is a good play.  Take your par and move on quickly. — Tanica van As

 Hole 6
Par 4 — 442 Yards

How to play it:  The par 4, sixth is one of the most challenging holes on the course.  The hazard on the left and strategically placed bunkers on the right, demand a very accurate tee ball.  The green is also heavily guarded by Clear Creek on the left and greenside bunkers on the right.  A long approach hit to the center of this green is a great play.  Four is good number, but bogey is not a big loss. — Tanica van As

 Hole 7
Par 4 — 372 Yards

How to play it:  This is a dog leg left, slightly back up the hill.  The tee shot is a forced carry over native grass, to a large fairway, guarded at the dogleg with a large fairway bunker.  The approach plays back uphill.  Add a half a club for this elevated green.  This is a well guarded green and playing to the center of this green is a smart play.  The green slopes from back to front, so staying below the hole gives you the best birdie opportunity. — Lucy Nunn

 Hole 8
Par 3 — 198 Yards

How to play it:  This is a relatively straightforward par 3.  A precise mid-iron is required to the middle of this green.    There is a hazard that runs down the left and long of this green.  If you bail right, you will find your ball in a collection that makes for a tough up and down.  The miss is short! — Lucy Nunn

 Hole 9
Par 4 — 530 Yards

How to play it:  This par 5 is one of the most enjoyable holes on the golf course.  Ultimately, this is a risk versus reward hole.  The tee shot is guarded by a bunker down the left side and a water hazard down the right, both of which are well within reach with a missed tee ball.  Long hitters can get there in two, but a layup down the left side gives you the best angle to attack this green.  Grab a birdie here because you are getting ready to turn into the meat of the golf course. — Kelli Shean

 Hole 10
Par 3 — 155 Yards

How to play it:  This short but demanding par 3 requires a solid iron shot or else the punishment may be harsh.  This green is very narrow and has a hazard down the right side and a very difficult bunker on the left.  Club selection is critical on this hole.  Take your par and move onto the next challenge. — Kelli Shean

 Hole 11
Par 4 — 410 Yards

How to play it:  Hole #11 may be one of the shortest par 4’s on the course, but it has one of the hardest approach shots.    There is a significant change in elevation from tee to green that requires more than one extra club on the approach.    A fairly generous landing area is guarded by trees on the left and right.  Club selection on the second shot is key to being successful on this hole.   A shot hit short of this green could leave you the same shot you just hit.  Stay below the hole to give yourself the best putt at birdie. — Tiffany Phelps

 Hole 12
Par 5 — 580 Yards

How to play it:  This hole requires three very accurate shots to stay out of trouble.  From the tee, you can’t see where the ball is going to land, but you have more room left than you think.  The second shot requires another precise play to carry a ravine and avoid the bunkers down the left.  A wide and undulating green is guarded by yet another ravine in front and a bunker in the back.  An accurate wedge is required to assure an opportunity to secure par. — Tiffany Phelps

 Hole 13
Par 4 — 402 Yards

How to play it:  This is another risk-reward hole.  You have two options off of the tee.  You can take a 3-wood down the left side to avoid the bunkers that guard the right and keep you out of the trees through the fairway.  This play leaves you with a short iron into a very tough green.  The more aggressive play is driver over the bunker, which leaves for a short pitch or wedge shot.  This green slopes from front to back.  IF the pin is left, use the slope on the left side to help you get it close.  Being in the right spot on this green, will be the difference in birdie and par. — Katy Nugent

 Hole 14
Par 4 — 391 Yards

How to play it:    This dogleg right par 4 is my favorite hole on the course!  Hit a fairway wood or hybrid about 200 yards for the ideal approach shot to this elevated green.  This will leave you with a short to mid iron.  Add a club for the elevation and watch the false front on this green if the pin is on the front.  A solid approach will leave you with an excellent chance for birdie. — Katy Nugent

 Hole 15
Par 3 — 201 Yards

How to play it:  This is a very straightforward looking par 3, but can play very tricky.  It is crucial that you are very accurate wit your shot into the green because the green is surrounded by bunkers.  The green is also very undulated and you must be on the same portion of this green as the pin to avoid a challenging two putt.  A par is a great score on this hole. — Corinna Rees

 Hole 16
Par 5 — 530 Yards

How to play it:  This par 5 is a double dogleg that takes some careful planning and accurate shot making.  The tee shot is over a large ravine to a fairway that is surrounded by trouble on the left and right.  Your second shot should favor the right side to avoid the ravine that runs left and short of the green.  Choose a good layup yardage to give yourself the best approach into this very narrow green.  The green is divided into two halves and it is essential for you to be on the correct tier.  This green breaks more than you think, so heads up when reading your putts.   — Corinna Rees

 Hole 17
Par 3 — 250 Yards

How to play it: This scenic par 3 requires a mid iron to a very undulated green.  You must carry the river short, but place your tee ball on the correct portion of this green to give you the best chance at birdie.  If you are on the wrong portion of this green, take your two putt and head to the finishing hole. — Kristin Ingram

 Hole 18
Par 4 — 480 Yards

How to play it:  This par 4 is a great finishing hole.  Your tee shot should favor the left side to avoid the hazard down the right side and a deep fairway bunker in the middle of the fairway.  You will be left with a slightly uphill second shot to a well guarded green.  Avoid the bunkers and play for the middle of the green.  You can bail right but your short game must be sharp to get it up and down.  Take your par and double check your scorecard. — Kristin Ingram