On this edition of Tee It Up Grand Strand we visit one of the new courses on our list of partner golf courses, Brick Landing Plantation Golf Club. This championship golf course located in Ocean Isle Beach is regarded as one of North Carolina’s finest. Brick Landing Plantation or “The Brick” as it is often called, offers enticing challenges to all levels of players through a beautiful setting. That being said it is also a demanding course and we are here to help with a breakdown of how to play the par 5 holes. There are only three par 5s at The Brick so we have to take advantage of each of them to post a good score.
Golfers will not see a par 5 until they reach the 539 yard 8th hole. A slight dog-leg right off the tee, this long hole is not too hard as long as we get into good position off the tee. A tee shot placed center or left side of the fairway is best as it provides a straight shot down the fairway for the 2nd shot. A good layup will leave a short to mid-iron approach to a deep green with bunkers on each side. Pay attention to pin placement on this 42 yard deep green or we are looking at a really long birdie putt. We should be able to get par here.
Next up is the 480 yard 14th hole. Although much shorter in length this hole is probably tougher than No.8. An almost 90 degree dog-left left off the tee makes for an extremely difficult driving situation. For most of us we need to just play to the corner (approx 250) to provide a good look up the fairway to a smallish green protected by a large bunker on the left and 2 small ones on the right. We should lay up and set up a good approach shot. We will have a short iron or wedge for the approach which means we should be thinking birdie. A solid swing puts us on the green with a chance for glory.
The 16th hole is almost a carbon copy of the 14th. This 466 yard par 5 is also a dog-leg left with a demanding tee shot. We might be able to bite a little more off the corner here as it is not quite as sharp but it is still smart to play to the corner of the dog. Once again a good layup will leave us with short iron or wedge in hand for the approach, This is a green light special as there is no trouble around the putting surface to worry about. Hit a confident shot and we should walk away with no worst than par. A great way to finish the par 5s on this course.
For more information or to make a tee time visit www.bricklandingcc.com or call the golf shop at 910.754.2745.