1255 Sandy Point Rd, Saint John
NB E2K 5E3
Hole 1 - Par 4 - Handicap 5
Out of bounds on the left; lateral water hazard to the right. Pick the middle of the green as the target on your drive. A fade or draw off this target will still be in good shape.
Hole 2 - Par 4 - Handicap 7
From the tee it appears that the corner on the left side of the fairway can be cut to shorten the hole. This will result in trouble 9 times out of 10. Pick a club that hits 220-230 yards and aim down the middle of the fairway. This will leave a short mid iron shot onto a
Hole 3 - Par 3 - Handicap 3
If there was ever a place for a fade this is it. A hook or draw that finds the greens will usually roll off the green to the left. Any shot pushed too far to the right will normally find trouble. Aim to the left edge of the green and hit a fade to the centre of this large green.
Hole 4 - Par 4 - Handicap 9
A short par 4 which narrows down to only a few yards wide at 250 yards off the tee. Pick a club that hits 220-230 yards and aim at the right centre of the fairway. This will leave
a reasonable short shot to a postage
Hole 5 - Par 5 - Handicap 11
This is not a terribly difficult par 5. The hole is tree lined on both sides from tee to green but there is lots of fairway. Drives hit to the left side of the fairway with a draw or
hook, will generally follow the
terrain to the trees on the left.
The approach to this small green is
generally done with a short iron.
Hole 6 - Par 3 - Handicap 17
A relatively short hole with a very large green. Pick the correct club for the pin location. Anything pulled too far left will likely be lost or unplayable. The back right pin placement is a tough one onto a small corner of this angled green.
Hole 7 - Par 4 - Handicap 15
A 230 - 250 yard drive to the right centre of the fairway will be perfect. It provides a short shot from an elevated position to a relatively small green. Generally it is difficult to hit an approach shot that will hold
the green from the left side
of the fairway.
Hole 8 - Par 4 - Handicap 13
This dogleg left can be shortened by a long hitter who hits the ball high and plays over the corner of the dogleg. Otherwise, pick a club that hits 220-230 yards and keep your drive just a but to the right of the fairway bunker. This leaves a mid iron shot to the green.
Hole 9 - Par 4 - Handicap 1
Another dogleg left and quite difficult. Short hitters must play the hole as if it was a par 5. A long hitter who hits the ball high can shorten the hole by going over the corner of the dogleg with a minimum carry of about 250 yards. Approach shot is to an elevated green, which is tucked considerably left of the centre of the fairway.
Hole 10 - Par 3 - Handicap 8
The prevailing wind is against on this par 3, so pay attention to club selection. The green is large and receptive. The length of the hole is tree lined and therefore
is penal for shots which
miss the green either to
the left or right.
Hole 11 - Par 4 - Handicap 4
The prevailing wind is against. A fade with starts down the left centre of the fairway will be ideal, leaving a mid iron to a large green. The drive is less receptive to hooks,
given the land slopes
left towards the
forest which extends
from tee to green.
Hole 12 - Par 4 - Handicap 14
This is a drive-able par 4 for a moderately long hitter. Many player use less than a driver. There is a lateral hazard that will penalize shots that leak to far to the right. Shorter hitters use a 150-160 yard club which
leaves a short iron to the
green from a more
elevated fairway position.
Hole 13 - Par 4 - Handicap 12
A short, dogleg right par 4 which is drive-able (requires 250 yards carry to an elevated green which is not visible
from the tee)... but
causes grief for those
who try on 8 out of 10
attempts. Be smart and
hit a 200 yard club from
the tee to a flat lie in the
right centre of the fairway.
This leaves a very short, uphill
pitch to a large green.
Hole 14 - Par 4 - Handicap 10
The relatively short par 4 sets up very nicely. There is trouble for any tee shot that goes too far left or right. Off the tee play a 220 yard
club which will leave a short pitch
to a pop-up green.
Hole 15 - Par 4 - Handicap 2
This very difficult par 4 requires a drive over the right tree line with draw. The serious trouble is trees on the
left, so avoid that side
of the hole.
The approach shot is lengthy to a small elevated green with considerable trouble on errant shots either left or right of the green.
Hole 16 - Par 4 - Handicap 18
A short and straight par 4. Tee shots a driver often find trouble around the green. The smart shot is a 180 yard shot in the middle of the fairway, leaving a short shot to a small green. Very good chance for a birdie taking this approach.
Hole 17 - Par 5 - Handicap 6
This is a great par 5 which begins with the first 110 yards of the drive carrying over deep valley. A drive down the right side of the fairway with a draw is ideal. A shot hooking too
much to the left will find lateral
water hazard down the
full length of the hole.
Play the second
shot just inside the trees on the right edge of the fairway, and this will leave a short
shot to a devilish green.
Do everything possible to keep the approach play shot directly below the hole location.
Hole 18 - Par 3 - Handicap 16
A short par 3 that is fairly easy to par, but not that easy to birdie. Straight putts are not common. Some putts can break 3 or 4 feet especially with a pin placement towards the back side of the green.