Par 4 (HDCP 17)
This hole is a gentle dogleg right. The entire hole can be seen from the tee as it plays up to a moderate slope from the dogleg to a green framed by mounds and one bunker at the right front. A hole that will ease most players into the round. Favor the right side of the fairway to avoid the bunker and out-of-bounds on the left.
Par 4 (HDCP 13)
Another medium length par four, this one plays downhill all the way with a deep grassy hollow guarding the right side landing area. The second shot is to a raised shallow green with a steep with a steep grassy bank and shallow bunker in the back.
Par 3 (HDCP 9)
This is the first of the island holes and requires a long carry over water to a green which rests along the edge of one of the river branches. Quite a beautiful and demanding hole where club selection is extremely important.
Par 5 (HDCP 1)
This gorgeous par five plays along the west side of the main island and keeps the river in view it entire length. At the green, the player views a sixty foot high wall of stone across the river, a green setting which compares to any in the country. Favor the right side of this hole to avoid the river on the left.
Par 3 (HDCP 15)
Another watery par three, shorter and more forgiving than the first, but still calling for a carry over the water. Some join positions can be tricky at this beautiful little hole, leaving long sloping putts to follow off center shots. Club selection is again very important to posting a low score.
Par 5 (HDCP 5)
The back tee requires a shot across the water to a gently contoured fairway bounded by the river. The middle tee is located across the water. The terrain gradually rises as it nears the green which rests close to the river. A legitimate three shot par five that challenges a player to favor the right side to avoid the French Broad River on the right.
Par 4 (HDCP 7)
A long testing par four, this help moves slowly uphill to a dogleg, then drops a few feet into the green. This will demand two long strong shots. Favor the left side of the fairway off the tee to get to the green is visible. Keep the approach shot to the left to avoid having a tricky-up-and-down from the bunkers.
Par 3 (HDCP 11)
This par three is dry, but difficult, playing across a field to an elevated green which is surrounded by deep sand bunkers and hollows. If the player misses the green from anywhere but the front, he’ll have a difficult time saving par. Be aware of the wind on this hole which usually blows slightly right to left. Again good club selection is a must.
Par 5 (HDCP 3)
A thought provoking hole, this par five begins with an uphill tee shot, then offers the player a choice of routes to the green. Each is interesting because the green is guarded on the left by a group of bunkers and on the right by three huge oaks. One of the prettiest inland par fives to be seen. Favor the right side of the fairway to avoid out-of-bounds on the left.
Par 4 (HDCP 12)
Although this may be a possible birdie hole, the green is merely a postage stamp raised above its surroundings. If the player misses it, he’ll have a difficult up and down. Favor the left side of the fairway on the tee shot to allow for a better angle on the approach shot. Be cautious of the wind which normally blows at the players back.
Par 4 (HDCP 10)
This hole is fitted beautifully into a broad valley off the tee with a hillside on the left which will kick balls down onto the fairway into the perfect position for a shot to the green, which is guarded by a large pond. Favoring the left side of the fairway off the tee will allow you to see the pin which will be tucked into the hillside.
Par 4 (HDCP 16)
This is a definite birdie opportunity, but the tee shot must be on line. With bunkers on the right and big trees on the left, trouble lurks on both sides. Be careful of the out-of-bounds over this two tiered green. An errant tee shot to the left will be a costly mistake because of the size and position of the oak tree.
Par 5 (HDCP 2)
The tee shot plays to a broad ridge which is framed by huge and beautiful oaks. From there the view is downslope to the green with trees bordering the left side. The green actually benches out of the right side slope which is severely contoured near the green. Favor the right side of this hole with every shot to avoid the river on the left.
Par 3 (HDCP 8)
The hole is built entirely on a little island with water and marsh along the left and right sides. The green is once again situated close to the river. A two tiered green makes club selection very important. Short of this green is the only place to bail out.
Par 5 (HDCP 6)
The back tee requires a shot across the river. The middle tee is on the main island. The hole plays over beautifully contoured, gently undulating island terrain, scoured into beautiful form by years of occasional flooding, now under control. The green site is exceptional, set at the terminus of a plateau above the river. Once again, favor the right side to avoid the river left.
Par 3 (HDCP 18)
The green is wide but shallow, making a birdie attempt more difficult than it might appear. The players first concern is to get the ball to the green and not leave it in the deep bunker which guards the front of the green. Club selection is most important here because of the bunkers in front and back.
Par 4 (HDCP 4)
This is a superb finishing hole, with the entire hole visible from the elevated tee. Mature hardwoods border the left side of the hole with the river being just beyond. A complex of bunkers flanks the right side, but the avenue into the green from those is clear. Given all of these factors, two great shots are a must. Favor the front right side of the green to avoid the river and the bunker on the left.