Brick Landing Plantation Golf Course is the subject of this edition of Tee It Up Grand Strand. This hidden gem located along the Intracoastal Waterway in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina provides some amazing scenery and breathtaking views. Play begins and ends along the Intracoastal Waterway looking out toward the Atlantic Ocean. This natural setting is the backdrop for a memorable round of golf. Today we are going to take a look at how to play the par 3 holes. As always we will take a look at playing from the amateur perspective because that is what we are!The first par 3 is the second hole on the golf course. This very short, yet demanding hole is much harder than it looks. At just 90 yards from the white tees it seems like it should be an easy hole. The green is almost completely surrounded by a giant sand trap. The wind is almost always blowing off the waterway which is right behind the tee box so club selection is very important. Par should be easy. Don’t be too aggressive and take a chance bringing a big number into play.
The 5th hole is a much tougher challenge. At 136 yards the hole is not long but the tee shot is over water so that most definitely adds a degree of difficulty. The putting surface is very large so golfers need to pay attention to the pin placement in order to avoid extra long putts that could potentially bring 3 putts into play. Par is a good score on this hole.
As we move to the back nine we come to the 13th hole for the next par 3. In fact it is the only par 3 on the back side. The 154 yard tee shot is very straightforward. There is a bunker back left of the green that will grab up shots that are too long. Other than that there is really nothing to fear from the tee box so we say fire away! Pick the right club for the yardage and fire at the flag. There is a good chance for birdie here but a par is an absolute must.
Although none of the par 3s are long in length, they all can cause the golfer to put up big numbers just as easy as they can yield some birdies. One thing is for sure, the par 3s at “The Brick” are fun to play. Come out to Brick Landing Plantation and see for yourself.