December 2014
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1st Hole - "Josephine"

(Par: 4)
Hole named after owner. Accuracy is the most important factor on this opening hole. "Josephine" is a straight-away hole bordered on the left by out of bounds and on the right by a string of trees. A good drive will leave a short to mid iron second shot into a slightly undulating green that runs away from the player. When the flag is up front, the approach shot must be played short and allowed to bounce on to the green.

Scorecard:

Tees
Black
Blue
White
Red (W)
Green (W)
Yards
402
394
374
360
302
Par
4
4
4
4
4
Handicap
7
7
7
9
9

 

 

2nd Hole - "Around the Bend"

(Par: 5)
A demanding par five. We recommend aiming at the fairway marker and keeping the ball on the left center for best approach to the green. The hole is bordered on the left by out of bounds and a lateral water hazard on the right, both of which run the total length of the hole. The fairway tilts slightly to the right, so it is wise to favor the left side on both the drive and the second shot. Two good shots will leave a short pitch into a green that tilts toward the approach but be careful to leave the ball short of the hole - when the ball is on the back of the green and the putt is coming back down the slope, the green is extremely fast.

Scorecard:

Tees
Black
Blue
White
Red (W)
Green (W)
Yards
532
526
513
507
433
Par
5
5
5
5
5
Handicap
9
9
9
2
2

 



3rd Hole - "Heavens Door"

(Par: 4)
A classic short par 4 that can be reached if you hit a perfect shot. "Heaven's Door" can be very tough and has a lot of trouble lurking for the unwary golfer. This hole is almost dead straight but the lateral water hazard on the right side runs the total length and forces most golfers to favor the left side of the fairway but that side is protected by two strategically placed bunkers and some trees, all of which come in to play if the drive is pulled just a little off line. Be careful on the approach shot because there is a water hazard just behind the green which is not evident from the fairway. Balls landing on the upper side of the green are extremely fast going back down the slope and the green undulates both right and left because of a high ridge located in the middle.

Scorecard:

Tees
Black
Blue
White
Red (W)
Green (W)
Yards
290
282
254
224
219
Par
4
4
4
4
4
Handicap
13
13
13
11
11





4th Hole - "Rattler"

(Par: 4)
A long serpentine hole that can bite you - watch out for rattlesnakes in the creek! The "Rattler", a tough hole primarily because of it's length, is bordered on the left side all of the last 200 yards by a lateral water hazard and has a stand of trees bordering the right side of the fairway. The green tilts toward the lateral water hazard so don't short side yourself to the right of the hole. Any approach or chip shot coming in from that angle is very fast and hard to hold on the green.

Scorecard:

Tees
Black
Blue
White
Red (W)
Green (W)
Yards
418
404
394
382
348
Par
4
4
4
4
4
Handicap
3
3
3
7
7

 



 
5th Hole - "Shoot Out"

(Par: 3)
This hole is located near the site where the famous 1888 shoot-out took place. This is a fairly clean simple hole without serious trouble except for the lateral water hazard on the left side and the large oak tree and a bunker on the right. A short to mid iron shot will enable an effort at a birdie. Players playing from the black tees will have an entirely different look, having to shoot over the oak tree in front of the green. 

Scorecard:

Tees
Black
Blue
White
Red (W)
Green (W)
Yards
196
158
139
124
103
Par
3
3
3
3
3
Handicap
15
15
15
15
15

 





 
6th Hole - "Relentless"

(Par: 5)
The longest playing par 5 hole in the country, "Relentless" requires three perfect shots to reach the green. The hole is ranked the toughest on the course, being a long, straight par 5 that is without much difficulty except for it's length and a very challenging green that is tilted back toward the fairway and slightly concave in shape. An approach shot from either side of the green when the flag is located on that same side, is almost impossible to stop anywhere close to the hole. Be aware of the out of bounds all along the left side.

Scorecard: 

Tees
Black
Blue
White
Red (W)
Green (W)
Yards
618
596
556
485
457
Par
5
5
5
5
5
Handicap
1
1
1
1
1

 



 
7th Hole - "Sycamore"

(Par: 4)
"Sycamore" is named for the beautiful grove along the fairway. This hole has a large pond directly in front of the tee which requires a carry of about 150 yards. Anything short of that will result in either a drop only 20 yards ahead or re-teeing the ball and a penalty stroke. There is also out of bounds on the left and a lateral water hazard bordered by a stand of trees on the right. A good drive will result in a second shot with a mid to short iron into a green that is guarded on both sides by sand bunkers and which tilts slightly to the right toward the lateral water hazard.

Scorecard: 

Tees
Black
Blue
White
Red (W)
Green (W)
Yards
403
382
373
291
261
Par
4
4
4
4
4
Handicap
11
11
11
13
13

 



 
8th Hole - "Los Robles"

(Par: 3)
"Los Robles" (spanish for oak trees) is named for the 100-year-old oak trees by the green. A careless shot on this short par 3 can produce some high scores, especially if the approach is buried in the sand bunker on the right. The bunker is deeply banked with soft sand and when hit with a shot coming in with a high trajectory will usually leave a ball that settles deep in the sand. A blast from that lie can result in a ball coming to rest in another bunker just behind the green and a very fast, downhill approach to the green. There is yet another sand bunker guarding the left side of the green and a lateral water hazard fronting the green.

Scorecard: 

Tees
Black
Blue
White
Red (W)
Green (W)
Yards
160
151
132
115
77
Par
3
3
3
3
3
Handicap
17
17
17
17
17

 



 
9th Hole - "Doherty's Dream" 

(Par: 4)
This hole was named after Art Doherty, founder of the club in 1948. One of the few holes that doesn't have out of bounds or water hazards to contend with off the tee, it requires a very good drive with some length to position the ball close enough for a fair second shot. Be sure to add about 15 to 20 yards in your club selection for your approach or the ball will come to rest in one of two sand bunkers setting in front of the left and right side of the green. Both of these bunkers are very deep and require deft sand shots that can clear steep walls fronting the green. Don't leave the ball above the hole - the green slopes rapidly downhill back toward he fairway and is extremely fast.

Scorecard: 

Tees
Black
Blue
White
Red (W)
Green (W)
Yards
382
377
370
352
294
Par
4
4
4
4
4
Handicap
5
5
5
5
5

 



 
10th Hole - "Slingshot" 

(Par: 4)
Balls hitting the left hillside of this hole will "slingshot" towards green. This hole begins a series of three that have the reputation as some of the toughest in the county. It is ranked as the second toughest on the course (only because the highest rated is normally on the front side). There is out of bounds on the left side and a border of trees on the right that runs the total length of the hole. Although the hole runs downhill, the fairway is narrow and requires a precision drive. If surgically struck, a drive will result in an approach shot with a mid to long iron or fairway metal. Beware of over clubbing because the green is guarding a lateral water hazard directly behind it.

Scorecard: 

Tees
Black
Blue
White
Red (W)
Green (W)
Yards
450
444
419
332
324
Par
4
4
4
4
4
Handicap
2
2
2
15
14

 



 
11th Hole - "Single File" 

(Par: 5)
Accuracy over distance is the most important factor on this reachable par 5. A deceptively tough hole, "Single File" runs steeply back uphill and plays much longer than it's indicated yardage. It is also guarded on both sides by trees that cover the fairway from tee to green. It requires a straight drive to avoid the trees - many players should consider a fairway metal to assure a ball in the fairway and not in the trees. The second shot begins the steep ascent into the green and remember the trees on both sides come into play if the shot is sprayed even slightly. The approach shot must clear a sand bunker and there is out of bounds directly behind the green.

Scorecard: 

Tees
Black
Blue
White
Red (W)
Green (W)
Yards
477
469
453
427
352
Par
5
5
5
5
5
Handicap
6
6
6
4
4

 



 
12th Hole - "Ciorcle R" 

(Par: 5)
This hole was named after the original site of the 1st tee in 1948. "Circle R" is much like the 10th hole in as much as it runs downhill all the way and is guarded on both sides by trees to the left and out of bounds to the right. A well placed drive into a very tight fairway will leave two more shots into a severely sloped green that is bunkered left and located just short of another lateral water hazard. This hole can be reached by the longer hitters in two shots but the green makes up for that by it's steep contours.

Scorecard: 

Tees
Black
Blue
White
Red (W)
Green (W)
Yards
502
491
476
459
418
Par
5
5
5
5
5
Handicap
10
10
10
2
2

 



 
13th Hole - "Gopher" 

(Par: 4)
Breezes from nearby Gopher Canyon come into play on this hole. A drive off an elevated tee, over a lateral water hazard into a wide open landing area will usually leave the player with only a short second shot. Some long hitters will be able to drive this green. The green is trapped front right and also directly behind. Don't leave your approach above the hole or in the sand bunker behind the green. This green slopes rapidly back down toward the front and is very quick coming downhill.

Scorecard: 

Tees
Black
Blue
White
Red (W)
Green (W)
Yards
290
285
264
238
185
Par
4
4
4
4
4
Handicap
16
16
16
12
12

 



14th Hole - "Hero's Heart" 

(Par: 4)
Castle Creek's signature hole, must be played boldly and decisively to the green. This hole is deceptively dangerous and can result in some very high scores. To begin with the drive must carry about 150-215 yards over a lateral water hazard and if the drive is pushed to the right, the carry can become well over 250 yards. Then there is the matter of a lateral water hazard on the left side of the landing area, about 150 to 200 yards off the tee and another lateral water hazard directly fronting the green and running right up to the fringe. The green is also guarded by a large cottonwood tree directly in front which comes into play for an approach coming in from the right hand side of the fairway.

Scorecard: 

Tees
Black
Blue
White
Red (W)
Green (W)
Yards
418
372
277
262
210
Par
4
4
4
4
4
Handicap
4
4
4
10
10

 



15th Hole - "Pow-Wow" 

(Par: 3)
This hole was named after the historic oak tree located behind the green. This par 3 is short and downhill without much trouble except the out of bounds on the left side running the length of the hole. Sand bunkers to the left behind the hole and in the front right both come into play. A ball coming to rest in the left, rear bunker will leave a very quick, downhill sand shot that will be difficult to stop near the hole.

Scorecard: 

Tees
Black
Blue
White
Red (W)
Green (W)
Yards
163
158
147
134
124
Par
3
3
3
3
3
Handicap
18
18
18
18
18

 



16th Hole - "Moosa" 

(Par: 4)
We recommend keeping your drive on the left center over Moosa Creek when playing this hole. "Moosa" is another classic Castle Creek hole that can be very costly to the careless golfer. The drive must carry a lateral water hazard which runs almost parallel to the left side of the hole and there is also a lateral water hazard to the right of the hole. Between the two hazards, the landing area becomes extremely narrow for the short hitter or someone laying up. The long hitters can usually negotiate this hole safely because the landing area opens up significantly after a carry of over 200-230 yards.

Scorecard: 

Tees
Black
Blue
White
Red (W)
Green (W)
Yards
348
319
276
238
224
Par
4
4
4
4
4
Handicap
14
14
14
8
8

 



17th Hole - "Castle Moat" 

(Par: 3)
Players must surmount creek and huge bunker to reach the green when playing this hole. The toughest par 3 on the course, "Castle Moat" plays much longer than it measures because it is usually back into a breeze. It is guarded in front by a large sand bunker and bunkers to the right and behind. A water hazard runs directly across the approach about 70 yards short of the green. It won't come into play for most solidly struck shots but a topped drive will end up in the water hazard or the sand bunker in front of the green.

Scorecard:

Tees
Black
Blue
White
Red (W)
Green (W)
Yards
219
205
177
131
110
Par
3
3
3
3
3
Handicap
12
12
12
16
16



8th Hole - "Home" 

(Par: 4)
We recommend keeping your drive to the right and allowing one more club for approaching when playing this hole. "Home" is back up the hill and is a slight dog-leg left. There is a fairway bunker about 200 yards off the tee on the left side which some of the longer players can carry but it will catch most drives not well placed or well struck. The second shot is an uphill approach in to a slightly elevated green and requires a shot that plays one or two clubs more than the distance would normally indicate. Beware of the green, it has a large mound running across the middle that causes severe breaks in most side-hill putts and is very quick going back downhill toward the fairway.

Scorecard:

Tees
Black
Blue
White
Red (W)
Green (W)
Yards
370
359
345
335
265
Par
4
4
4
4
4
Handicap
8
8
8
6
6

 



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