PINES COURSE – 1ST HOLE – PAR 3
This picturesque par 3 from an elevated tee is a difficult way to start the round. A pond will grab any mishit shot and a steep hill behind the green will make any shot missed long an impossible up and in.
PINES COURSE – 2ND HOLE – PAR 5
The safe play is to play this dogleg left par 5 as a three-shot hole. A fairway wood laid up short of the pond will leave around 270 yards into the green. A bunker short of the green makes it difficult to run any shot up to the green. Play for par and you will be pleasantly surprised with a makeable birdie putt!
PINES COURSE – 3RD HOLE – PAR 3
Bunkers short of the green will grab any shot hit a little short of the green. Play an extra half a club and take your par!
PINES COURSE – 4TH HOLE – PAR 4
This tee shot leaves the player two options with a split fairway. Take the route to the left with a more demanding tee shot but you leave a much easier second. The easier tee shot to the right leaves a semi-blind look to the green over a few trees. This green is the most severely sloped on the golf course from back to front. A ball left above the hole is a guaranteed three-putt!
PINES COURSE – 5TH HOLE – PAR 4
The fifth hole on the Pines course is the classic risk-reward par 4! Pull the driver and carry the ball over the trees on this dogleg-left and your ball could find the green, a large bunker to the left or a pond to the right. The driver will lead to a range of scores from eagle to double-bogey! Play it safe and lay up just short of the cross-bunker and leave yourself a wedge into the green and a guaranteed par. Choice is yours!
PINES COURSE – 6TH HOLE – PAR 5
This short, uphill par 5 leads to another decision off the tee depending on what you scored on the fifth! You can try to carry the cross bunkers and leave an iron into the green with another eagle opportunity. Miss your tee shot a little and you will find the deep cross bunkers setting up a difficult par.
PINES COURSE – 7TH HOLE – PAR 3
A severely sloping green from back right to front left puts a premium on leaving your tee shot below the hole. Any ball missed left or long will leave a near impossible up and in.
PINES COURSE – 8TH HOLE – PAR 4
One of the signature holes at Christmas Mountain is also the most difficult par 4 on the Pines course. Your tee shot must hug the left hand side in order to have a clear look to the green. Any ball right of the center of the fairway will face an impossible second shot with towering Pine trees guarding the right side. The second shot is uphill all the way to a green that slopes severely from back left to front right and any ball above the hole will face a difficult two-putt.
PINES COURSE – 9TH HOLE – PAR 4
Tee up driver to carry the cross bunkers and it will leave a short approach to an elevated green, but watch out for the out of bounds that creeps into the left side. The safe play is a layup short of the bunkers leaving 140 yards into a green that runs away from the player. Any ball carrying momentum over the back of the green will find the parking lot out of bounds.