- The Course
The Front Nine
Number one is a good lead off hole. Players can hit to an open landing with desert adjacent to each rough.
The 2nd shot will have to optimize a landing area with water to the right and desert to the left.
The 3rd shot will have to be a short but accurate iron to a green with water to the right and a pot bunker to the left.
Number two is a straight forward par 3 with tees built into a rocky hillside.
A medium to long iron will be necessary to hit the large contoured green.
Two sand bunkers guard the approach of this par 3 hole.
Number three is an uphill hillside framed par 4 which will play longer than its yardage.
The player will have to keep this drive to the left for optimum position for the second shot. The second shot approach will be to a narrow uphill contoured green.
Number four is a short uphill, tight fairway hole. The premium is on an accurately placed drive and a short iron shot to the green from a "mogul" type contoured fairway. A well contoured green will require a good putt.
This hole demonstrates "Target Golf" at its best. This downhill par 3 hole will require a short to medium iron shot to a large isolated green.
Number Number 6 requires an accurate uphill drive into a narrow canyon. Staying to the left provides the best view of the downhill fairway leading to a two-tiered green.
Number 7 is a dogleg left which meanders between two foothills.
The player will enjoy the view from tees located high above this fairway. A short accurate iron will be required to this elevated contoured green.
Number eight is a beautiful long, dogleg right par 4 hole that has the spectacular red rocks as a backdrop to this landing area.
An accurate medium iron will have to negotiate a drainage channel in front of this green and native Creosote Bush abounding each side of the green.
A good drive is necessary to an uphill landing area framed by native mesquite groves to the left and right. A good second shot to a wide landing area will provide a chance to get a short iron close to the cup for a possible finishing birdie.
The Back Nine
The tee shot on this hole must negotiate a lake on the left and should not be too long because of the dry wash crossing the fairway.
The 2nd shot, a fairway wood, must be straight to avoid desert to the right and a deep grass swale on the left. A sand bunker also guards the right edge. A short middle iron should follow to the sloping green.
This slightly uphill hole requires a long accurate iron to the green. The player will fin a rocky hill to the left and trouble behind the green with a shot that is too long.
The drive will need to be straight or find water to the right. Next, the player will need a middle iron to the green which is tucked in back of a meandering lake shore.
An accurate drive will be needed by the player from the tee. A sand bunker that captures drives to the right also marks a wash which crosses the fairway and separates the green.
Players will need a short iron shot over the wash to an angled sloping green which has a native mesquite grove and lake backdrop.
The player must hit over a wash and keep the long iron strong to avoid desert on both sides. Desert hills make a fine backdrop to this large green.
"The Canyon Hole" .... from "island" tees the player will need to drive to fairway which has a 130-ft. high rock cliff to the left and a large desert arroyo wash to the right. Sand bunkers guard a tiered green which is at the base of this canyon.
This tee is 130-ft. high with a spectacular view of the Colorado River. A well placed drive or a lay-up position iron shot to the bowl shaped green is needed.
Railroad ties holding back the gravel from adjacent hills give the appearance of the mouth of "jaws" around this green.
The player will require a good straight drive to a tight fairway landing area. Next, the player will need to "lay-up" a second shot or take a chance and drive the ball over a 130-ft. desert cliff drop. The players third shot for those who lay up will be a medium iron to the elevated green below.
The hole doglegs to the right requiring a good drive with the landing area guarded by foothills to the right and a two-tiered lake to the left. The second shot, a medium iron, will have to negotiate a jutting foothill edge and a small tucked green.