Sunset #1: This difficult starting hole requires a long tee shot and a precise second shot into a green protected by two greenside bunkers. Make sure you add a club to two clubs as this green is elevated and generally plays into the wind. The green runs back towards the fairway so don’t expect too much release on your approach.
Sunset #2: This par five allows for a big tee shot, as the fairway is quite wide, narrowing as you approach the stream that crosses at the 150 yard mark. Try to avoid the right side of the fairway on both your tee shot and approach shot as two substantial trees guard the right side. A short iron into the green will result in a shot at birdie.
Sunset #3: This dog-leg left par four requires a draw for a right handed golfer off the tee. This will leave a mid iron into the green. Be aware of the trees to the right of the fairway as a tee shot to the right side will cause your second shot to be blocked off from the green. Keep your approach shot in the middle of the green as the right bunker likes to collect balls.
Sunset #4: This par four is the toughest on this nine. Playing into the wind, a tee shot over or through gap between the fairway bunkers is a feat in its own. This green is guarded by two greenside bunkers and a pond on the right, so be sure to keep your approach to the left side of the green. A middle to back of the green approach is the safe play.
Sunset #5: This first par three of this nine requires a full carry over a pond from an elevated tee box. The green slopes from left to right, and be aware of the westerly wind that will generally push your ball from right to left. With a short iron in your hand on the tee, this hole is certainly one that can be a birdie on the score card.
Sunset #6: From the back tee, this par four is challenging. A tee shot that carries the pond below into a narrowing fairway is required. Your approach will require carry over a greenside bunker to any pin located center of the green and to the left. With a pin front right, be aggressive and go for your birdie. The green does slope slightly from left to right.
Sunset #7: Newly renovated in the fall of 2009, this challenging and lengthy par three now has mounding up the left side, wrapping around the green, with a new fairway target bunker 20 yards from the putting surface. A new waste area has also been created to the right side for those errant shots off the tee. Playing into the wind, add a club for this shot.
Sunset #8: This short par five was also renovated in 2009, with a new bunker complex running up the right side of the fairway. Avoid these by keeping your tee shot to the left. If you are a short ball hitter, utilize a fairway wood off the tee, as this is a three shot hole for most. With a ditch in front of the green, make sure you hit a lofted iron into this green.
Sunset #9: The finishing hole for this nine was also renovated in 2009. New trees and a bunker complex now await your tee shot on the right side of the fairway. With more room available on the left side, hit a long iron or hybrid off the tee, leaving you with a short iron into the green. Add a club as this shot is straight up hill into a fairly flat green.