We go back to our friends at Diamondback Golf Club at Woodland Valley on this edition of Tee It Up Grand Strand.  We like to pass on our course knowledge and that is what we are doing today.  We will take a look at how to play the par 5s at Diamondback.  It is a bit of a different set up at this modern Russell Breeden design is a par 72.   So we need to make sure we play them right and get a couple birdies right?We don’t have to wait long to see the first par 5.  The second hole is a long and narrow fairway that turns to the right with water left of the dogleg.    Accuracy off the tee makes for an easier second shot.  The second shot needs to get down the narrow fairway to set up a good look at the green for the approach shot.  The small green is tough to hit and all of this together makes this a tough hole to make par on.

At just 445 yards the 7th hole is shortest par 5 on the course, but that doesn’t make it easy.  The landing area from the tee box is narrow with trees lining both sides of the fairway.  Longer hitters may have a chance at reaching this green in 2.  Be careful of the water short and left that is waiting to swallow wayward approach shots.  The smart play is to lay up to a wedge yardage and shot for the green that is tucked behind the water.  Par should be made here and birdie is possible.

The back 9 has a couple long par 5s.  The 10th hole is a dogleg right with water along the right side of the second half of the hole.  Play the left side of the fairway all the way to set up a good angle into this shall green.  If we can navigate the dogleg well we should have a shot at birdie and should make par.

The 15th hole is almost a mirror opposite of the 10th.  It is a dogleg left with water to the left up near the putting surface.  We need to play the right hand side along this hole.  A good approach shot could lead to a birdie opportunity but we are looking for par here and move along.

For more information or to make a tee time visit the website www.playdiamondbackgolf.com or call the golf shop at 843.756.3264




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