|69 par and a slope of 115|
|Hole 1: A straight away blind tee shot. Choosing a mid-iron for your tee shot on the first is a wise decision. Lay up to 150 yards for a short iron to an elevated green. Check the Pin for color-coding to avoid a difficult birdie putt.
Hole 2: Tee it high and let it fly. This straightaway par four is willing to give you a birdie if you put two good shots together. Out of bounds as well as the best approach angle are on the left side. A relatively flat green will yield the occasional birdie.
Hole 3: A demanding par three over water with bunkers to the right to catch errant tee shots. Check the wind before hitting; there could be a two to three club difference depending on the elements.
|Hole 4: One of Copper Creeks most difficult holes. A straight away par four with a lateral hazard down the entire left side. Avoid the bunker on the front right of the green to ensure a birdie try.
Hole 5: A dogleg left. A pond to the right and Copper Creek all the way down the left side call for an accurate tee shot. Aim just right of the American flag off the tee. A solid mid-iron off the tee will put you in great position. Bail out to the right of the green, missing left will put you in Copper Creek.
Hole 6: Long hitters look for eagle here. Stay clear of the ponds on the right side to avoid penalty strokes. The green is deep; choose the right club for an approach to avoid putts over 100 feet long. Big sweeping breaks make the green one to read carefully.
|Hole 7: This short par three offers birdies and double bogies galore. Check the wind for club selection before hitting. Avoid Copper Creek on the left and the bunker short right. The two tiered green makes for dicey putting, choose your club wisely.
Hole 8: Dogleg left. Play a long iron or fairway wood from the tee for position. Out of bounds to the left, favor the right side of the fairway. A severely sloped green demands you stay below the cup for any chance at a birdie.
Hole 9: A drivable par 4. A gentle fade is the preferred shot for driving this hole. The risk reward is great but landing in the front bunker does not ensure par. The smart play is a mid to long iron to the fairway left of the green. Then a short pitch will give you the best chance at birdie.
|Hole 10: A gentle dogleg left. Lay up to the front of the pond. Too much club will cost you a stroke. A mid iron to a generous green will give you the birdie chance you are looking for to start the back nine.
Hole 11: Swing away! This long par five will require a birdie bid. Out of bounds left and right will test your accuracy from a tee. Subtle breaks call for a good eye when reading your putt on this green.
Hole 12: A straightforward par three. A shallow green makes you choose your iron carefully to avoid the grass bunkers in front of the green. The green tilts towards you so being above the hole is dangerous.
|Hole 13: One of Copper Creeks two signature holes. A par five with the Ten-Mile Range framing your view will take your breath away. A good tee shot will allow you to go for the green in two. Heavy bunkering around the green will catch errant approach shots. With a ridge down the middle of the green, hitting the proper side of the green is imperative. Hitting the wrong side could lead to an undesirable bogey.
Hole 14: A dramatic drop from the tee to the fairway makes for a spectacular tee shot. Forrest to the left and a large bunker to the right encourage you to hit the fairway. A receptive green allows you to shoot for the pin. Keep the ball below the hole again for the best chance at birdie.
Hole 15: A wonderfully sculpted par three. Forrest to the left and long make proper club selection from the tee a must. A green that tilts slightly from left to right will lend itself to a birdie try.
|Hole 16: Favor the left side of the fairway on this par four. The fairway slopes from left to right. Out of bounds right and forest left make you keep the ball in the fairway. A fairway wood or long iron plays well from this tee. The flattest green on the course will give you a chance at birdie.
Hole 17: The second signature hole at the Copper Creek Golf Club is the par three seventeenth. Lined with towering pine trees this par three offers golfers a beautiful yet challenging golfing experience. The green is well protected by three strategically placed bunkers positioned to catch any errant shot. The green features a two-tier design that demands golfers put the ball in the proper position to have any chance at an elusive birdie. Riddled with subtle breaks, making birdie here takes a combination of skill and luck to tame one of Copper Creeks finest golf holes.
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