Rackham Golf Course Tips & Tricks Hole by Hole
Hole #1:par 5 – 530 yards – Out of bounds on the left side of entire hole.Long hitters drive to left side of fairway for best angle to reach green. Two large front bunkers protect green. DO NOT GO LONG.
Hole #2: par 4 – 326 yards – Hit your straightest club as trees left and bunker/heathers right penalize crooked
shots.Left side of fairway is the best angle to a very sloped back to front green. DO NOT GO LONG.Great birdie hole if you stay below the flag stick.
Hole #3: par 4 – 376 yards – Stay right of 150 pole on drive to have chance of hitting green on this dogleg left. Long hitters draw a drive off the pole staying short of hidden trap. Beware Out of bounds behind the green.
Hole #4: par 4 – 364 yards – A great hole for the person who has a dramatic slice.Don't go pin hunting unless you have a wedge in to the green. Troublesome bunkers on right and left sides of the green.
Hole #5: par 3 – 166 yards – Aim for the middle of the green every time as all sides are protected by bunkers and slopes.DO NOT GO LONG.
Hole #6:par 4 – 322 yards – A straight drive is needed on this hole.You will be rewarded if you can keep the ball on the left side of the fairway. Long hitters Grip and Rip. Tough green side bunker on the right.
Hole #7: par 5 – 507 yards – Slight dogleg left, so keep your tee shot on the right side of the fairway. The green is protected by greenside bunkers on both the left and right side. DO NOT GO LONG.
Hole #8: par 3 – 185 yards – Take enough club for this hole. The green is protected by two bunkers on the left side.
Hole #9: par 4 – 420 yards – Drive left of 150 pole to avoid bunkers/heathers right. Approach shot plays longer than yardage due to uphill shot and sloped green.
Hole #10: par 4 – 451 yards – Long hole coupled with a small green.Not a lot of trouble to get into so "grip it and rip it."
Do not go long.
Hole #11:par 4 – 424 yards – Drive left of the 150 pole to have best angle to the green. Hit front middle of green as trap
left and green falling off right create many bogeys. Do not go long- OB.
Hole #12: par 4 – 348 yards – Looks easy but green side bunkers guarding an elevated green make up and down's hard. Keep approach shot below hole on this sloped green. Do not go long.
Hole #13: par 3 – 213 yards – Large green protected by a huge bunker on the right side. Key is to aim for the middle of the green.The green is "turtle" shaped and won't hold any shots near the edges.
Hole #14: par 5 – 519 yards – Out of bounds along the entire left side, but missing right won't hurt you.Keep your second shot in the fairway if you are planning to lay up because of trouble on both sides. Keeping the ball below the hole is a must on this green.
Hole #15: par 4 – 387 yards – Zoo views of the train and giraffes draw your eye to the left, which is OB.Hit to right side of fairway, while long hitters can aim at cell tower and hit a draw. Do not go left on approach as hill promotes OB balls. Trouble some bunkers on both sides of thegreen. DO NOT GO LONG.
Hole #16: par 3 – 220 yards – Another long par 3 with very sloped green. Aim to front middle for any chance for par. Bunkers front, right and left with a steep drop off behind make for few up and down's.
Hole #17:par 4 – 349 yards – One of the easiest holes to birdie on the course. The left side of the fairway is the best look into the green. Shoot at the middle of the green with slopes on both sides of the green.
Hole #18: par 4 – 448 yards – One of the tougher holes on the course especially while trying to finish with a good
score. Bunker 80 yards in front of green make for many tough 3rd shots. Key to the hole is keeping the ball below the hole with your approach shot.