The Course

Course Map
Front Nine

Hole #1
Par 4
Relax and hit away! This dogleg right par-4 is a driver and wedge for big hitters. However, bunkers on either side of the landing zone line the edge of the rough. Straight tee shots are rewarded, so leave your hook or slice on the driving range!

Hole #2
Par 4
Any drive hit left or right is in trouble. The middle of this 340 yard, par-4 fairway leaves an uphill iron shot to a back-to-front tiered green. This hole can either be an easy birdie or double bogey.

Hole #3
Par 5
Lots of room in the center of fairway for a well-placed tee ball. Any shot to the left and you'll wish Paul Bunyan was a close relative. Drives to the right usually leave a second shot that may reach the trees on the left. If you happen to hit two good shots, a short iron can reach this sloping green. Below the hole and close to the flag is the way to go here. Four putts are not out of the question.

Hole #4
Par 3
This scenic par-3 rewards a shot hit straight at the flag. Bunkers guard either side of the green and the wind can play tricks at any time.

Hole #5
Par 4
A 375-yard, straight away par-4 plays harder than it is. Trees on either side are usually in the path of an errant shot. This is another green which commands a close approach to the cup for a chance at birdie.

Hole #6
Par 3
Uphill all the way to this double-tiered, back-to-front sloping green, guarded on each side by fairly deep bunkers. Can be an easy three or six, depending on the tee shot.

Hole #7
Par 5
This is the ladies' and men's number one handicap hole. Straightaway par-5. Fairway dips from all tees, rises to a platform green 580 yards away. Hit it down the middle — but watch out for the three sister trees on the right, and Powell's Pines on the left. Low handicappers: Easy par, lots of birdies. The rest of us: Pars, bogies and higher!

Hole #8
Par 4
Newly-designed tee boxes, beautiful rolling fairway surrounded by majestic oaks. Slight dogleg right, 380 yard plus par-4. Don't go right with your tee shot or the next shot is nothing but trouble. Undulating green, birdies always win this hole either for cash or fun.

Hole #9
Par 4
What a view! Wildlife, woods, water, hills and dales. From the white tees, play your drive on this par-4 right of the "Big Oak" toward the right side of fairway — but get it over the water! Red tees too; play the ball on right side of fairway. The ball will run left. Hit your pitch shot to the right side of the green. Putt for your birdies or pars and make the turn.

Back Nine

Hole #10
Par 4
350-yard straight-but-sneaky par-4 hole. Hit it twice or three times to the green, two or one putt and walk away happy! Birdies do win skins!

Hole #11
Par 4
Long par-4, dogleg right, from the whites. Some golfers think it's easier from the blues. Reds get a fair advantage. Once you get to the green, always stay below the hole! That allows putting up hill.

Hole #12
Par 4
Four strokes to par this hole. Curves and slope runs to the right. Don't hit the drive into the woods, nothing but Jail! Great colors in the Fall. Big hitters can try to drive the green. The rest of us hit driver or 3 wood and approach iron. Putt out ready to enjoy refreshments served by a member of our fine clubhouse staff.

Hole #13
Par 3
Of the four par-3 holes, this hole is birdied most often. The flattest green on the course, it offers a great skin opportunity. Two bunkers on either side guard the green. There's also a false fronted bunker placed on the left-front of the green. While a well-struck ball won't come near it, it does offer a confusing visual.

Hole #14
Par 5
This short par-5 starts this course's version of "Amen Corner." With out-of-bounds all the way down the left side, and bunkers and trees down the right, you're offered a great risk/reward. During the summer the rows of 80-foot oak trees and sprinkling of cherry trees have overhanging limbs just waiting for your shot to fly a little too high. Shot creativity is at a premium. If you stay clean you have a great birdie or par chance. However, any errant shot and you can be looking at bogie or worse. This hole often begins the separation of the herd!

Hole #15
Par 3
This is a great, but very challenging little par-3. Only 142 yards from the white tees, this elevated and bunkered green is tough to hit. Keep it on the green and you've got a birdie chance. If not, its imperative to get your next shot close because the green has a lot of deceiving breaks. Watch for swirling winds on this hole.

Hole #16
Par 5
Finishing the "Amen Corner" is another risk/reward 489-yard par-5. Big hitters can set up for an eagle opportunity with a big drive. However, there's a lot of trouble left and right, with Sycamore trees and odd terrain changes to deal with. Shorter hitters can still make birdie with three well-placed shots. This hole offers all kinds of shot selections as one would expect our number two-handicap hole to offer. But at all costs, keep the ball below the hole here — this is a wickedly fast green! Should you play too aggressively, a sure three-putt looms!

Hole #17
Par 4
While the 17th hole is only 364 yards from tee to green with a slight dogleg left approach, it's all uphill. So it plays more like 400 yards. With out of bounds on the left all the way down, and guarded by a huge willow tree left, this hole requires a strategically-struck tee shot. The green is well guarded with bunkers left and right. An aggressive second shot can set you up for a potential birdie – which will normally yield you a skin! Watch the general terrain here, it will help you read the breaks on the green.

Hole #18
Par 4
A dogleg right that can be played many ways. However in keeping with the tradition of Hantz Golf Club of Tecumseh – the axiom holds true: Keep the ball below the hole! It can't be said enough here. It's not that long of a hole (337 yards), but a bogie is staring you in the face if your ball gets above the hole. There isn't a flat spot on this green!!