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trees. The best way to play this hole is a drawing 3-wood off the tee to an elevated green. On your approach, the green is elevated and runs to the left, so play your shot somewhat to the right of the hole. Cashmere Golf Course, 12 Mount Hole 4, Par 3, 206 yards

Before you tee off, look behind you and check the view. This is a long, uphill tee shot to a smallish green that is not visible from the tee. To the right, the severe side slope means KEEP IT LEFT. Glen Golf Course (Leaven13 Kahler worth), Hole 9, Par 5, 600 yards

Strong three-shot hole with wide driving area. Teeing off from high above, hit your drive toward or slightly left of the pond in the distance. The second shot is the key play. It’s a tight landing area with bunkers on the right and trees on the left; there’s not much reason to go for the green unless you are behind in your game. The third shot to a narrow green can be tricky, so beware. Chelan Golf Course, 14 Lake Hole 3, Par 4, 400 yards

Dogleg right moving uphill to a mounded green that is very difficult to judge the proper distance. On the drive, you need to hit the ball far enough to avoid the trees on the right, leaving your uphill approach to the green. Trying to keep the ball below the hole is very important to attack the hole. Lakes Golf Course, 15 Three Hole 7, Par 3, 158 yards

A heart-in-your-throat challenge hole. Great views. Although the hole is not long, so much impacts how you play the tee shot — wind, elevation change, slope of the green, your mind and maybe who you are playing with. Oh yes, don’t go left. If you like horror movies, you will love this hole. Golf Club, 16 Leavenworth Hole 6, Par 4, 384 yards

A picturesque hole, with tall fir trees on the left, Wenatchee River looming on the right and salmon jumping in the fall. With that in mind, you need to drive the ball as far right as possible in the fairway to get a better look at the hole. The green is a tough landing area; get it close and move to the next hole. 36


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The fifth hole at Sunserra borders a pond on one side and scrub land on the other.


Okanogan Valley Golf Club (Omak), Hole 5, Par 4, 439 yards

This is a strong hole, dogleg right with a water ditch running around and through it. The approach to the green is narrow with a couple of bunkers on each side. A par is a happy score. Mountain Ranch Golf Course 18 Bear (Chelan), Hole 18, Par 5, 680 yards

This hole is one of the longest and best 5 pars you will ever play. There is a great view of Lake Chelan on the left and the clubhouse in the background. There is no chance to reach the green in two shots, so keep your drive toward the right side of the fairway. Your second shot should be left of center to set up for your approach. The green has a slight slope to the left; try to keep the ball below the hole for an aggressive putt.

With a shot over the Wenatchee River from the tees and the river bordering the right side of the sixth hole at Leavenworth Golf Course, any drive that comes up short or an unintended fade or slice may cost you a ball — and a stroke.

Foothills Magazine May-Jun 2012  
Foothills Magazine May-Jun 2012  

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