Hole 1 – Early Bird – Par 5
A friendly tee shot on this hole. On line or just left of target marker is good. Second shot is a lay up short of the water, with fairway wood or long iron, leaving a short approach to the putting surface.
Hole 2 – Oasis – Par 4
Tee shot should favor the right side of fairway with driver or fairway wood. This will leave the best angle of approach to the green. Caution should be taken on your approach shot. Severe two level green. If pin is on lower tier do not over club. If pin is on upper tier do not under club.
Hole 3 – Calm Before the Storm – Par 3
User friendly par 3. Avoiding the tee shot that ends up long and left over the green should result in a good score. You may need it because Geronimo is next.
Hole 4 – Geronimo – Par 4
Welcome to Geronimo. Our feature hole #4. Enjoy the view. Landing area is 260 feet below the tee area. Local rule allows for only one tee shot here. If your ball is lost then the drop area on the right side of the 150 yard marker should be used. Penalty one shot. How to play the hole is as follows: Tee shot should favor the left side of fairway as your ball will kick right when it lands. Club selection for second shot should allow for one extra club due to the elevation change at the green.
Hole 5 – The Bear – Par 4
Our number one stroke hole. Tee shot should favor the right side of target pole. The average golfer should select a fairway wood from the tee. This will allow for more carry. Right and left side of fairway are played as lateral hazards (red stakes). Club selection on second shot here is important. Due to the elevation change at the green, one or possibly two extra clubs should be your choice. Better to be a bit long on this hole than short. A ball landing short will stay short.
Hole 6 – Jekyll and Hyde – Par 5
A par five where distance off the tee is not important. Do not try to cut the corner here but play a fairway wood safely down the center. Another fairway wood straight away should leave you with only a short iron or pitch to the green.
Hole 7 – Creekside – Par 4
This hole looks easy but beware. Water down the left side of the fairway and in front of the green add to the challenge of this hole. One challenge for your approach shot is if the pin position is on the front of the green. Best advice is do not be short.
Hole 8 – Big Dog – Par 4
Other than the length of this hole the challenge here is the placement of your tee shot. A long iron or utility wood is recommended. This is due to the sloped landing area (slopes away from you). Expect an extra 10 to 20 yards of roll. You do not want the ball to run through this fairway so the Driver is not recommended. Cutting the corner is also not recommended as the landing area is small and also slopes away. You will be left with a long approach shot to the green, favoring the right side of the green is wise.
Hole 9 – Serenity Now – Par 3
A tricky par 3 that should be played favoring the left side of the green no matter where the pin is placed. Any shot to the right of this green will offer a challenge you may not want. Play safe and keep left.
Hole 10 – Double Trouble – Par 4
Short par 4 that is not too demanding off the tee. Your tee shot should favor the right side. For most players the bunkers you see are well out of range. The second shot with a short iron is the greatest challenge on this hole. Allow for enough club as this green is elevated. The green is hidden on your approach and very deceiving. Looks shorter than it is.
Hole 11 – Eagle Nest – Par 4
Short but tricky. Although this hole is receptive to a reasonably long tee shot it is wise to choose a fairway wood. Place your shot center or center left. This allows for a short iron approach. Ideally you want a high approach to this elevated green. Avoid over hitting this green especially on the left side. The challenge is not over. Two putting this large undulating green may be your biggest challenge on this hole.
Hole 12 – Mountainside – Par 5
Let it all out here. Tee shot over marker or slightly right of marker is good. Avoid the left rough from the tee. Second shot with fairway wood is best aimed down the left side of fairway. Your ball will move to the right when it lands and you want to avoid the water. A short approach shot is all that is left.
Hole 13 – Hyde and Seek – Par 4
Another short par 4 that calls for accuracy off the tee. Club selection off the tee is not important here. Play the left side of the fairway as the ball will roll to the right when it lands. All that will be left is a short iron approach to a friendly green.
Hole 14 – Tee with a View – Par 3
Another signature hole at Hyde Mountain. Very elevated tee where club selection is important. If weather is calm, then two less clubs are recommended. Danger lurks behind this green so do not go long.
Hole 15 – Cliffside – Par 4
This hole may look more difficult than it is. Length is important off the tee to avoid the ravine. Make sure your club selection from the tee allows for a minimum of 175 yards carry (measured from the blue tee markers). There is an optional drop area on the left side short of fairway bunker. Penalty is one shot. Once safely on the fairway a short iron is all that is required to the green.
Hole 16 – Volatile – Par 3
Your tee shot should favor the left side of pin placement as most shots when landing on the green will move to the right. Trouble areas around this green are back and right.
Hole 17 – Equalizer – Par 4
If we could choose another signature hole this would be it. Very elevated tee with a sloping landing area. Extremely long ball hitters can reach this green so beware of the safety of the group in front. Ideal landing area is right side of fairway near lone tree. Left side of fairway is played as a lateral hazard. Approach shot with short iron should be played high as this green is small. Extreme ridge runs front to back through center of green.
Hole 18 – Picturesque – Par 5
Great finishing hole. Tee shot should favor left side of fairway. Lots of room here so the driver is recommended. Caution on second shot. Fairway slopes to the right and ideal landing area is 125 yards from center of green so club selection is important. Another green where it is wise to land your ball left of pin as it will roll to the right. When you have completed this hole, check the view out. Score, what does it matter.