HOLE #1 - Par 4
This is a deceptively short, but straight par for from all tees. The green is reachable in regulation by both the low and mid-handicap golfer. The fairway is bordered on the left by a fairway bunker and two stands of trees, and on the right by another small fairway bunker and knee high meadow grass. The second shot must cross a maintenance road 50 yards from the green. The green is sand bunkered on both the left and the right and upon reaching the green; the golfer must successfully negotiate a small but undulating green surface to sink his putt.
HOLE #2 - Par 3
This is a relatively short but straightforward par 3. The small green slopes downward from back to front and is protected on both sides and the back by bunkers. On a breezy day the balls trajectory is definitely affected as the result of the green being unprotected. Again the golfer when putting must adjust the putt to compensate for a small but undulating green.
HOLE #3 - Par 4
A relatively short Par 4 presents unique challenges. The fair way slopes upward from tee to green and is guarded by sand bunkers both left and right approximately 175 yards from the tee, and tree lines on either side of the fairway on upwards towards the green. There is a right side fairway bunker 50 yards from the green, and two large bunkers on the left side of the green, and a out of bounds road immediately behind it. The green is cut in the middle by a 3’ swale. The only sure putt on this green is an approach shot inches from the pin.
Hole #4 - Par 4
This hole has two sets of tees, and depending upon which is in play the golfer must deal with a waste bunker, which in some places is as wide as the fairway. One set of tees presents a straight away shot which in which the golfer is shown a landing which is half fairway and half bunker, the other set of tees shows the golfer a stand of trees on the left and a large width of the waist bunker the he must traverse with on his drive to land in the fairway. The golfers second shot is into a “bowl” shaped green that lies perpendicular to the fairway that slopes from left to right. Again the golfer must deal with a deceptive undulating green
Hole #5 - Par 4
Again, this is a relatively short par four hole that slopes upwards to the green from the tees. This hole is unique due to the set of towering twin oak trees sitting in the middle of the fairway approximately 175-200 yards form the tees. Once the golfer has successfully negotiated this obstacle, it is, but a short iron to the terraced green. Be aware of both the upper and lower terrace.
Hole #6 - Par 3
This is a relatively short par 3 hole, which has proven to be the most difficult hole on the course. The green is again small, lengthy, but narrow, and surrounded with hazard. A large waste bunker in front and traveling up around the right side of green and trees protecting the left side make this an “island” type green. The green itself is a putters challenge. Par is a great score; birdies are rare.
Hole #7 - Par 4
A short par 4 that again provides a challenge. There is a waste bunker that crosses in front of the tee from right to left, proceeds up the left side of the fairway for approximately 125 yards, and is at least 35 yards in width. Trees protect the right side of the fairway and a berm topped with fescue grass. On this hole a drive in the fairway is a must. The second shot is into a green-bunkered left and right, and with a swale running across the center. The greens undulations again make for a tough one putt unless the ball is close to the pin.
Hole #8 - Par 4
A relatively short and easy par 4, that plays straight away from the tee. Rough bunkers located approximately 175 yards from the green should present no problem for the average golfer, who should easily reach the green in regulation. The green, which slopes upwards from front to back, presents the golfer with a challenge, reading barely decipherable undulations. A tip to all golfers would be that the green seems to run as fast up hill as it does downhill.
Hole #9 - Par 5
A straightaway hole from tee to green. The fairway is bordered by knee-high meadow grass that the golfer should avoid at all cost. Again the real challenge presented to the golfer is the green itself, which is easily reachable in regulation. This green can easily be a three putt if the golfer is not careful.
Hole #10 - Par 3
A long par three, with Out-of Bounds on the right and meadow grass on the both the right and left side of the fairway. The green is typical of all on the course, and slopes upward from front to back. If the green is reached in regulation a two putt is definitely achievable.
Hole #11 - Par 5
The longest par 5 on the course is reachable in regulation. A wide fairway bordered by meadow grass both right and left and out of bounds tee to green on the right side should present no problems to the straight driver. The second shot should clear a meadow grass berm traversing the width of the fairway approximately 190 yards from the green in order to reach the green in regulation. Again the green presents a problem to the average putter.
Hole #12 - Par 4
A great golf hole that will excite both the low and mid-handicap golfer. From an elevated tee the drive must clear a stream and wetlands area before reaching the fairway that is bordered on the left by a hazard and woods on the right. The second shot is to a 50’ elevated green that slopes downward from front to back. If reachable in regulation the green again presents the challenges typical to all greens previously played.
Hole #13 - Par 5
A straightaway golf hole from tee to green, bordered by out-of-bounds on the left and wooded areas on the right. A straight tee shot is rewarded, and makes the green reachable in regulation. As always the challenge
Lies in the golfers ability to read the green.
Hole #14 - Par 4
Regarded by many as the most beautiful hole on the course, your drive from the tee descends to a narrow fairway, that is bordered by out-of-bounds and hazard on the left, and a paved cart path on the right. If your drive was successful, the green is easily reachable in regulation. Again, a golfer's ability to read the green's subtle undulations will determine whether or not the golfer pars the hole.
Hole #15 - Par 3
A par 3 that has been regarded as the golf courses signature hole for the past 80 years. From the Blue tees it measures 185-225 yards and 140 yards from the White tees. Your drive must carry wetlands, a stream, and bunkers fronting the green shaped in the letters LCC. As always, your ability to read greens and putt accurately will determine your ability to make par.
Hole #16 - Par 5
A short dogleg right par 5 hole, that to many golfers challenge, by attempting to cut the dogleg and shoot over a out-of bounds area that is blocked by a 5’ berm topped with White Pine trees rather than play the hole straight up. If done so the green is easily reachable in regulation.
Hole #17 - Par 4
This golf hole doglegs hard left around a copse of trees that must be avoided. The fairway and rough along the left side of the fairway is guarded on the right by an out-of-bounds that carries the full length of the hole and on past the green. A straight 175-200 yard drive will set up straight away second shot to a terraced green that the is protected on the left by a deep bunker.
Hole #18 - Par 4
The finishing hole is the longest par 4 on the course. It has a gradual incline uphill from tee to green, and is protected on the right by an out-of bounds public roadway, and by three separate stands of trees on the left. The green is reachable in regulation, but it will test the golfers ability to read it many undulations and putt well.
The Lakewood Country Club Golf Course
HOLE #1 - Par 4