All the flyovers bring something to light. This one, the flyover of the 5th hole shows how the far back tees are set up to point you to the fairway, where you need to hit your fairway shot. They don’t set you up to hit towards the green, because that would send you into the trees.
Someone from the maintenance crew is mowing the putting green, that always looks so nice, the contrast of the grass that has the dew mowed off, and the grass that still glistens. Hope you like it!
Once again I am lucky to have the easy job of sharing a flyover from the golf course. This was done prior to the remodel of #4, so you can see the creek bed that is now under the fairway. I love these flyovers. It is one of the best ways to get a complete mental image of the hole. We hope you like them also.
PS. I saw after I posted this, we just logged our 100th post, yahoo!
My job couldn’t be much easier today. Here is a 23 second video, our shortest to date, but short does not mean it’s not worth while. This brief video will give you an idea of what you will face when you come out to play the third hole at PGC. The only thing that is a little difficult to see from the video is how much undulation there is in the green, and how deep those bunkers are.
As you may know we are writing an iBook, here’s what it says about hole #3:
If you’re a student of golf course architecture, you may have heard people argue about what is, and what is not a redan style hole. The name and design came from famed architect C.B. McDonald, it’s a par three, bunkered, tilted green, come in at an angle, be able to use the ground game . . . Yes, sort of like this hole. But no doubt, people will argue about the matter.
Anyway, back to your game. It is elevated and slopes to the back with deep bunkers on each side. A ridge runs across the green that can make a long putt difficult. Then to top it off, the green slopes away from the ridge on both the front and the back, yes, in the redan style.
So in plain terms, the green is very elevated and undulating (rolling). The bunker on the right is really tough. The one on the left, not so bad.
The green starts high on the right side and slopes down on the left. Everything funnels down to that left side.
If you want to err anywhere, err short, long is very difficult. It is the easiest par 3, and the one where we have the most hole-in-ones.