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The opening hole at Falcon Valley can make or break your round. Your tee shot on this long par five is crucial. Long hitters will put the ball just short of the creek leaving a long iron to the green. Club selection is premium with the water looming to the right of the approach. Two bunkers will catch both long and short shots into the green. Par is a good score on this opening hole.
This slight downhill par three is largely affected by wind direction and pin placement. If they both are in your favor a short to mid iron will be needed. If the wind is out of the north and in your face, break out the long iron or fairway wood and play for par.
The first blind tee shot on the golf course. A good reference to aim at is the large oak tree visible above the fairway off in the distance. The tree is just behind the green and aiming to the right of this tree should put your ball in the fairway. The second shot on this hole is entirely uphill and will require an extra club or two, especially if the pin is in the back of the green. Bunkers guard the left side so aiming right is a smart decision on this par 4.
This slight dogleg right can play into a prevailing southern wind which will add several yards to this already lengthy hole. A long drive off the tee will have a risk – reward option. Club selection is again important with bunkers front and back left guarding this green. Aim to the right of this green if you are going to go for it on your second shot. With the fairway extending around the right side of the green, this is your safe bet. Laying up should take the bunkers out of play.
The shortest hole on the golf course starts out from either an elevated tee box or gives you an uphill shot, depending on which tee you choose. This hole makes up for its length by giving the player other problems. With trouble short and right, hitting this undulating green makes club selection important if you want to walk away with a birdie on this hole.
The shortest par 4 on the golf course will have the long hitters trying to drive the green. The smart play, however, is to keep the dirver in the bag and hit a mid to long iron to this narrow fairway. With trouble surrounding this elevated green you want a short approach shot in order to make a low number.
Considered by some to be the most challenging hole on the golf course. Bunkers are placed just to the right of the main landing area. From there you will still have a long or mid iron to a guarded double-tiered green. Par is a good score on this challenging hole.
This hole is a long hitters dream. The tee box is on the top of a hill overlooking western Lenexa to a wide-open fairway. Sounds easy right? Wrong. Accuracy is important with out-of-bounds both left and right. The hole also takes a turn when you get to the green; with a severely double-tiered green aiming short of the pin is a necessity! Going long or over this green brings bogey or worse in play.
This tight par 4 appears even more narrow with water along the entire right side and out-of-bounds down the entire left side. Accuracy is a must to hit the fairway. Your second shot will be a short or mid iron to the green. Par is an acceptable score on this finishing hole.