Hole By Hole

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The first hole at the CG&CC opens with a challenging drive down a strait away par 4 with trees lining both the left and right sides of the fairway.  Tee-shots positioned down the center or right side of the fairway are desired as balls that run-out too far left can leave you having to negotiate the tree branches that hang in the fairway on that side.  The green is small in size and requires an accurate approach shot to be on the putting surface in regulation.  Par is a good score to open the round.

Hole 1 - Par 4

*392 / 352 / 306 yds

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The 2nd hole mirrors the 1st in length but plays in the opposite direction.  If the wind was helping you on the 1st hole it will be challenging you on the 2nd and vice versa.  Trees border both sides of this fairway as well, so once again an accurate tee shot is necessary.  The green on hole 2 slopes severely from back to front.  Golfers can use this slope to their advantage when hitting approach shots towards the green.  However you must not get over aggressive as the phrase “don’t be above the hole” rings especially true on this green.

Hole 2 - Par 4

403 / 362 / 315 yds

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Although the 3rd hole at CG&CC is the shortest and easiest hole on the course, golfers must not overlook this seemingly simple par 3.  The wind is not always easily detected while standing on the tee and unassuming golfers may end up selecting the wrong club.   The only real trouble on this hole can be found long and to the right.  If you can avoid the trees and grass bunker in this area, you should be able to score well.  Any tee shots that find the green will have a very realistic chance at birdie. 

Hole 3 - Par 3

145 / 140 / 106 yds

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Trees hide the green from view while standing on the tee box of this dog leg right par 4.  Players have the option to drive the ball straight to the corner of the dog leg, or attempt to hit blindly over the trees that lurk down the right side of the teeing area.   The 4th green is the first of 5 new greens that were built in the 2001 course expansion.  It is larger than the original greens from 1977 and is indicative of what you will find over the next 4 hole stretch.  Stay below the hole as approach shots long and left could leave you with a tricky up and down.

Hole 4 - Par 4

398 / 352 / 306 yds

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The 5th hole is the tougher of the courses two par 3’s and starts the transition from parkland to links holes.  Most players will hit a mid to long iron tee shot to avoid the bunkers that guard the front left and front right of this green complex.  Judging the wind may prove difficult as once again the wind cannot always be easily noticed when standing on the tee.  Once on the green a severe ridge separates the upper back left tier from the lower section, front and right.  Balls not on the correct tier will have to navigate this ridge with caution.

Hole 5 - Par 3

176 / 162 / 142 yds

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The dog leg left 6th is the longest par 4 and toughest hole on the course.  Removed from the parkland setting of the earlier holes the wind can be felt from every angle.  A fairway bunker down the left side may cause trouble for those who are looking for the best angle into the green.  The green itself is protected with a bunker on the front right and a steep fall off on the front left that makes for some very challenging pin placements.  Making par is a good score and will require all of a player’s skill and focus.

Hole 6 - Par 4

432 / 402 / 373 yds

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The first par 5 and longest hole on the course is the 7th.  Fairway bunkers to the left and right of the fairway outline the landing zone for tee shots.  Longer hitters taking a more direct line to the green will have to avoid the water hazard ahead of the fairway bunker down the right side.  Bunkers again protect the front left and right of the green from errant approaches or anyone trying to reach the green in two.  When the wind is favourable, longer hitters will be looking for a birdie but could easily end up with a score of worse than par if the hazards are not navigated carefully.

Hole 7 - Par 5

555 / 531 / 473 yds

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​The 8th hole is the shortest par 4 on the course and will have golfers choosing between two routes.  Stay short and left and leave yourself with a longer approach over trees, or take on the bunker guarding the direct line to have the possibility of a seemingly simple up and down.  Don’t swing to hard though as out of bounds is in play for errant  tee shots sprayed far to the right.  The green itself is guarded again by a bunker in front but is receptive to well struck aerial approaches.  Birdie is possible and par is expected if you play this hole well.

Hole 8 - Par 4

345 / 335 / 314 yds

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The final hole plays back towards the clubhouse with hole 1 on the left and water and train tracks to the right.  Trees line the left side of the fairway and avoiding these trees with your tee shot will help to take advantage of this short par 5.  Two good shots should have you on or close to the green and thinking about a birdie or maybe even eagle!  The green’s small size and severe slope from back left to front right are the 9th holes greatest defenses.  When conditions are favourable a score of par can feel like a bogey on this closing hole.

Hole 9 - Par 5

462 / 450 / 380 yds