Monday

25 March 2019

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One hole at a time…

1

Par 5

Handicap 7

Par 5

Handicap 9

595 589 540 540 462 462

A challenging par-5 opening hole. A slight dogleg to the right requires longer hitters to clear two bunkers on the right side of the fairway and one on the left. Laying up smartly on the second shot will improve the chances for birdie or par since an accurate third shot is needed to reach a large green sloping severely from back to front.

2

Par 3

Handicap 15

Par 3

Handicap 15

201 196 196 188 135 135

A well-protected and lengthy par 3 playing 200 yards from the back tee is a quick wake-up call that a challenging and exciting day awaits. Par is a very good score.

3

Par 4

Handicap 5

Par 4

Handicap 5

432 424 370 370 363 312

Multiple elevations and pretty maples and oaks beautifully frame this demanding par 4. A solid drive is required so your second shot can carry a large lake that comes into play. Hole location will be critical to your choice of club.

4

Par 4

Handicap 9

Par 4

Handicap 7

380 372 362 362 320 320

This par 4 will be your breathtaking introduction to ravine and river golf. A quality layup from the tee is critical here in order to carry the Acadie River on your second shot and reach a well-protected green.

5

Par 5

Handicap 13

Par 5

Handicap 11

480 480 480 471 415 400

This par 5 is a dogleg to the right requiring a tee shot that carries one of the arch bridges and the Acadie River. The landing area for mid to high handicappers is on a downslope making the second shot blind. Longer hitters who can carry 260 yards can reach the top of the hill, making it easier to hit this green in two. The green is well protected and slopes from back to front, making the second shot for the bombers and the third shot for the average golfer very difficult indeed. Par is perfect.

6

Par 3

Handicap 17

Par 3

Handicap 17

174 164 164 159 139 122

This second par 3 can play tough depending on pin placement. A well-guarded raised green with traps in front and back makes good club selection a must.

7

Par 5

Handicap 3

Par 5

Handicap 3

548 526 513 513 420 343

Multiple undulations and the river at 150 yards from the green highlight this gorgeous meandering par 5. A dramatically raised green makes it a tough target to get close for birdie. Big hitters love the challenge of carrying the river in two. Take a 5 and run.

8

Par 3

Handicap 11

Par 3

Handicap 13

229 199 199 191 145 145

This hole continues the string of challenging par 3s at Pinegrove with another 200-yard carry to a small protected target. Because of undulations around the green, up and downs here are not easy.

9

Par 4

Handicap 1

Par 4

Handicap 1

484 402 382 382 374 290

More exciting golf awaits on the tee of this par 4. Big hitters beware: this beautifully tree-framed fairway abruptly ends at the river. Wooded areas beckon on both the right and left side of the fairway. Two demanding shots are required for par, the second from about 180 yards out. A little pause at the 9 ½ is welcome, but the tough back nine beckons…

10

Par 4

Handicap 14

Par 4

Handicap 16

406 398 398 377 338 266

A slight dogleg to the right, this par 4 requires golfers to thread a tee shot between two bunkers on the left and right of the fairway. An elevated green protected by deep traps make the second shot more challenging than it looks.

11

Par 5

Handicap 10

Par 5

Handicap 8/6

524 518 518 495 432 417

With out-of-bounds on the right, this is another challenging par 5 that begins with a drive from an elevated tee. A precise second shot is necessary to hit a narrow fairway and land just in front of a small lake that guards the entrance to the green. From there, a 100-yard shot is required. A slight push or pull will end up in two large bunkers, or worse, the lake that also hugs the left side of the green.

12

Par 3

Handicap 8

Par 4

Handicap 4

187 187 175 175 167 156

Without a doubt the toughest par 3 at Pinegrove… maybe even its toughest hole. Out-of-bounds on the left, the river on the extreme right and a wooded area commonly called “downtown” that gobbles up wayward tee shots. In addition, traps and mounds surround the green, making ups and downs very difficult. When he was playing the Canadian Open, the great Jack Nicklaus stated that he loved this hole.

13

Par 5

Handicap 6

Par 5

Handicap 12/8

553 538 518 518 430 430

This par 5 is long: three solid shots are required to make par or better. Strategically placed bunkers guard a narrow fairway and the green, which makes the second and third shots extremely demanding.

14

Par 4

Handicap 16

Par 4

Handicap 14/12

404 393 393 355 312 312

A slight dogleg to the left, this par 4 requires a precise tee shot that lands over or to the left of a large fairway bunker. Because of a cluster of trees, a tee shot too far left makes hitting the green almost impossible. The green is slick and well protected.

15

Par 3

Handicap 18

Par 3

Handicap 18

145 145 145 130 116 110

The last par 3 on the course, this little hole can fool you. The green is large but with many slopes and valleys. Missing the green in deep sand traps or landing on the green at the wrong spot can make this hole a veritable nightmare. This is why weeping willows line the fairway.

16

Par 4

Handicap 12

Par 4

Handicap 10

384 365 365 338 308 308

A relatively short par 4, this hole requires a surgically precise tee shot. The green is elevated and a miss on the left will leave you with a difficult pitch up a hill to a flag that you can barely see. Without a doubt this hole requires your very best approach shot.

17

Par 4

Handicap 4

Par 4

Handicap 2/14

432 412 400 400 380 280

The tee shot on this hole must travel through a chute and over a small ravine. Your drive must be well struck because your second shot to another elevated green may be lengthy. Par is a great score.

18

Par 4

Handicap 2

Par 5

Handicap 6/2

455 435 420 420 408 400

Most players rank Pinegrove’s signature hole as one of Quebec’s best. From its extremely elevated tee you can appreciate an impregnable view of the river that meanders on the right and at the end of the fairway. Your tee shot must land to the right of a sloped wooded area and to the left of the ravine. Your second shot must carry the river to a green protected by bunkers and trees. Women golfers face the same challenges but because of the length of the hole, it plays to a par 5 for lady members. A fitting end to a challenging round of golf.