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THE TOUGHEST HOLE -
The toughest hole on Valley Course rated by lowest handicap index on scorecard is par 4, hole four. This hole is a slight dogleg left, bordered by a left side fairway bunker and a dry stream bed to right. The second shot to reach green in regulation is between two large heritage oak trees.
Jetsetters Magazine Golf MallThe strangest hole (nine) on Valley and maybe true signature hole, called "Saddleback" is a par 5 with one fairway to left and another fairway to right. A large heritage oak tree in middle separates two fairways and is very reachable with driver. If you hit left, it is a traditional three-shot hole, laying up short of lake that fronts moderately sloping putting surface with a waterfall backdrop. However, if golfer hits ball to right Saddleback fairway with a bit of zip on their driver, they stand chance to reach green in two! This golfer/reporter had fortune to hit a provisional (ball) after first gamble to go right posed a few doubts after watching it fall from elevated tee-off box some 90 feet above fairway. Therefore, I hit my second ball to left fairway. Luckily, I learned my lesson without taking my medicine, and shortly later I was able to find my daring first shot to par hole!
All greens rated 10 on this reporter's meter as being one of finest in entire West. One has to wonder if PGA tour golf professionals like Tiger Woods and Davis Love III gets these fine of greens to putt on "week-in-and-week-out?!"
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By Mel Barosay, Jetsetters Magazine Correspondent. Read Jetsetters Magazine at www.jetsettersmagazine.com
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