We travel to Farmstead Golf Links for this edition of Tee It Up Grand Strand. It is a fun golf course found literally on the North Carolina and South Carolina border. In fact, the golf course has holes on both sides of the line. How fun is that? Play 1 course and play in 2 states! What a unique experience for visit golfers to take advantage of when visiting the Grand Strand.
Farmstead Golf Links has five par 3s due to the fact that the 18th hole is a par 6. That gives golfers an extra opportunity at glory and a hole in one. So we will take a look at each of the five par 3s. We look at how to play them from the perspective of an amateur because that is what we are.
The 3rd hole is the first par 3 we get to play. It is a straightforward 149 yard hole. As long as golfers make sure to not come up short and left they are in good shape. Two bunkers are found short and left. It is a receptive green and should be a par for most golfers.
The 6th hole is a 144 yard hole that is a bit tougher off the tee. There is water along the right hand side of the hole. Depending where the pin is located the water most certainly can come into play. Be smart and aim for the center of the green with a mid-iron and have a chance at birdie. Par should be a makeable score.
On to the back nine where we find three par 3s. The 12th hole is only 134 yards. But, it is a tee shot that is completely over water to a 28 yard deep green. Club selection off the tee is paramount due to the water. Don’t be a hero and be happy heading to the 13th hole with a par.
The longest par 3 on the course is the 15th hole. We should be thankful we do not play the tips here. Try 228 from back there! It is 182 yards from the white tees. Water is along the right side of the fairway, but it should not be in play. A large bunker guards the front right part of the putting surface. Par is a very good score here. Make sure to pull enough club or face bogey or higher.
The 17th hole is the 5th and shortest par 3 at Farmstead Golf Links. This time water runs along the left side of the hole but on such a short hole it should not come into play. This is a green light special here. Go for the pin and try to get a birdie before heading to the monster 18th hole. It is a smallish putting surface but with short iron or wedge in hand that is not a concern. Go for it!