OAKS COURSE – 1ST HOLE – PAR 4
Aim your drive up the right side of a fairway that slopes from right to left. A good drive will leave you a downhill second shot to a green that is severely sloped from back to front. Make sure you leave your approach shot below the hole.
OAKS COURSE – 2ND HOLE – PAR 5
This roller coaster par 5 starts with a downhill tee shot to a tight landing area. From there the hole is uphill all the way as it bends to the left. The smart play is to layup just right of the cross-bunker leaving a short club into the green. If you go for the green in two, watch out for the deep bunker right of the green and out of bounds left and long of the green.
OAKS COURSE – 3RD HOLE – PAR 3
Accuracy is a must into this heavily guarded green. A pond lurks short, a bunker to the left and a steep hill surrounds the back and right of this green. Escape with a par and run to the next tee!
OAKS COURSE – 4TH HOLE – PAR 4
The fourth hole turns hard left around “Sleeve Lake.” A fairway wood off the tee out to the right is the safe play but leaves a lengthy second shot into a green with a severe slope on the right side. Cut the corner and leave yourself a short iron but if you miss it a little left you could be here all day!
OAKS COURSE – 5TH HOLE – PAR 3
If the pin is located on the right side you can set yourself up for a great birdie opportunity! A left hand hole location is one you will want to bail out from and accept your par. Trouble looms everywhere along the left side of this beautiful par 3.
OAKS COURSE – 6TH HOLE – PAR 4
A tee shot moving right to left is the ideal shot shape on this demanding par 4. The fairway slopes hard from right to left, leaving an uneven lie for your second shot into a green guarded by a pond in front. Par is a great score on this hole!
OAKS COURSE – 7TH HOLE – PAR 5
A left to right tee shot is a requirement on this reachable par 5. If you put your drive in the fairway, eagle is a real opportunity as you hit a downhill shot into this picturesque green. If you miss the fairway off the tee, you will be struggling to make 5!
OAKS COURSE – 8TH HOLE – PAR 4
An uphill tee shot requires precision accuracy with trees lining both sides of the fairway. Make sure you take an extra club on this uphill second shot and trust yourself as you can’t see the green surface from the fairway.
OAKS COURSE – 9TH HOLE – PAR 4
The prudent play is a fairway wood to the widest part of the fairway about 170 yards from the green. Driver is an option but make sure you don’t miss it left as water guards the entire left side of the hole. Make sure you have the right yardage into this two-tiered green or you will be looking at a three-putt.
OAKS COURSE – 10TH HOLE – PAR 5
One of the most spectacular views in all of Southern Wisconsin! Watch your ball hang in the air forever on this downhill tee shot to a tight landing area. If you cut the corner and hit the fairway, you will have your sights set of making eagle or birdie!
OAKS COURSE – 11TH HOLE – PAR 5
You will want to favor the right side of this uphill tee shot as a large fairway bunker will grab any ball missed a little left. Layup your second shot up the left side of the fairway to avoid the two-towering “Sister” trees that guard the right side. The green has two tiers split right up the middle of the green and you will want to make sure you hit the correct side of the green with your approach.
OAKS COURSE – 12TH HOLE – PAR 3
The “Illinois Hole” is one of the signature holes at Christmas Mountain. This very large green is shaped like the state of Illinois and will require precision accuracy to a back hole location. The greenside bunker or “Mississippi River” guards the entire left side of this green and leaves a difficult up and in.
OAKS COURSE – 13TH HOLE – PAR 4
A good drive to this relatively wide fairway will leave a short iron into the green and setup a possible birdie opportunity! You will want to set your approach shot up a little short and left of the hole location to leave an uphill putt on this green that slopes from back right to front left.
OAKS COURSE – 14TH HOLE – PAR 4
The most difficult par 4 on the back nine involves two demanding shots just to escape with a par. Favor the right side off the tee or you will be blocked out on your second shot from a series of beautiful old oak trees that guard the left side. A towering second shot is required on this uphill second shot into a green that runs away from the player. When you finish the hole take a look back and admire the beauty of this fantastic golf hole!
OAKS COURSE – 15TH HOLE – PAR 4
The last great birdie opportunity on the Oaks course! If you have the distance, tee it high and let it fly down the hill and see if you can drive the green. The safe play is a fairway wood off the tee to the 100 yard marker, allowing you to stare down the pin with a wedge in your hands. No matter which route you choose, you will be disappointed if you walk off this hole with anything over par.
OAKS COURSE – 16TH HOLE – PAR 4
Pick a club off the tee that will leave you 160 yards into the green. The second shot requires a forced carry over the wetlands into a two-tiered green. A ball hit into the wrong tier will leave a very challenging two-putt. Par is a great score here!
OAKS COURSE – 17TH HOLE – PAR 3
The “Wisconsin Hole” is one of the other signature holes at Christmas Mountain. This large green is shaped like the state of Wisconsin. The prudent play is to take an extra club into the fat of the green and be happy with a par. “Lake Michigan” guards the right side of the green to catch the errant shot to the right.
OAKS COURSE – 18TH HOLE – PAR 4
This uphill finishing hole demands accuracy off the tee. A good drive will leave a mid to long-iron into a green that runs away from the player. Keep your focus on this difficult par 4 and finish the round off in style!