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Old 02-13-2012, 10:40 PM
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Favorite Par 4?

What is your favorite Par 4 you've played and why? What about the design made it so successful?
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:42 PM
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Hole 2 at Renaissance Gold layout is pretty awesome. The huge canyon in front of the hole mixed with the basket placement on the edge and OB road to the left of the hole makes for a very challenging hole with good utilization of risk/reward.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:55 PM
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Hole 11 at Castle Hayne. It plays in and out and into the woods. Starts out with a BH turnover or FH to hit the gap, and then back into the woods somewhat straight until it turns fairly sharply to the left, with some late trees to hinder putts and approaches.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:00 AM
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This is a great par 4. Arguably the signature hole for the entire IDGC.





The hyzer line is the preferred line but the pucker factor goes up quite a bit when the lake water is up. The longer you carry the water, the better your approach/putt will be. 2's are possible but you really have to grip it and rip it to get it there. Hitting the gap is the primary goal, which makes this hole better than just having brute force.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:19 PM
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Hole 16 at Stoney Hill (Diamond layout).

Tee off across water, 250' to clear, to a landing zone "island" (between water and road). From there throw back across the water, 220-300' depending on where your drive landed, to the green. Relax as you putt on the only level, treeless green on the course.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:23 PM
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Hole 2 at Renaissance Gold layout is pretty awesome. The huge canyon in front of the hole mixed with the basket placement on the edge and OB road to the left of the hole makes for a very challenging hole with good utilization of risk/reward.
what he said...
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:33 PM
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My favorite par 4's come in two types.

The first is a placement hole with long dog leg fairways that are open and a bit wide in the fairway but lined by thick woods so if you go off if it's punishing. The landing zones to make the turn should be long enough to make you want to have a solid drive and create risk by going for it. The greens on these holes should be guarded well so shots that don't make the landing zone are difficult approaches.

A local example is Zebulon #9 (620'). It goes out 320' and turns a bit left, then goes up and takes a sharper turn left after about 180' where it drops down in to a gully and the basket sits on the left side of the tree line.





The second type is a gap hitting hole where you have 150-250' of rather open area in to a tight bottle nose gap. The key is that you'll want to go through the gap with a solid drive so you land much further down the fairway. This forces you to take a big drive through a small gap to set up an easier second shot. An example would be Cedar Hill #10 (431') in Nashville. You have to hit the gap well and go well past it to get a good look through all of the sparse large trees after the gap.

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Old 02-14-2012, 09:30 PM
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My favorite is at Hawk Hollow hole number 15.

The first 400 feet of it is wide open, with a barbed wire fence running to the left OB. To get your three you must land your drive in a landing zone of about 25*25 feet in the open gap right before the wood line. Then you must throw a tunnel shot down a hill about 250 feet with a creek running OB on the right the entire tunnel shot down. Epic hole IMO.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:11 PM
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Hole 15 Hawk Hollow...





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Old 02-14-2012, 11:31 PM
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Hole 2 at Idlewild in the long position

If you can throw a nice roller or a big ole' anny on your drive you have a shot at 3. Or if you're Will Schusterick you just throw your drive 10 feet behind the basket and tap in for 2.
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