Play A Hole #4

By:
Corey Roberson, Director of Golf

Since we’ve discussed all the Par-5s, it’s time to dive into the Par-3s and we’re going to start with #4.

 The first Par-3 at Cordillera Ranch can reach back to 237 yards (gold tee) or play as short as 128 yards (teal tee). It’s important to know, it plays about eight yards downhill, it’s usually a little downwind, and the green slopes away from you. A short and left miss will rarely hurt you.

If the pin is on the back third of the green, take off another five yards. If you fly it on the number but miss the green a little to the left, you will have a very difficult second shot as that area plays firm and balls will usually kick long. Regardless of where the pin is, the short and right miss will find the beach, which can be a tricky up-and-down since the green slopes away from you.

Depending on your ability and tee selection, you can stuff one in there close and make a birdie, but if you get out of position, take your medicine and try to escape with a bogey. You’ll see this trend carry through our Par-3s … they can be getable but you can also get in trouble if you’re not paying attention.  

Corey Roberson is the Director of Golf at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at croberson@cordilleraranch.com and 830.336.4653.

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