10761 Oxbow Drive Komoka Ontario N0L1R0 519.471.2048
1. A long, par 5 dogleg right. Starts out flat, but a good drive will land on a mild uphill lie. The rest of the hole is a steep hill to a difficult, front sloped green.
*Tip: If you can't reach the green on your second shot, you'll want to lay up to the left. You'll have a better chance of keeping your ball on the green.
2. A straight-ahead, downhill par 4. A well hit drive down the right side of the fairway will usually be rewarded by a long roll down to a landing area with a good approach to a somewhat narrow, slightly crowned green.
*Tip: your approach shot must hit the centre of the green. Sometimes a lay up or roll-on is the best idea, especially if the hole placement is front.
3. A shorter, straight-ahead par 4. The road is on your left, and can be a distraction. Your drive will need to thread through a narrow start, but a straight drive will be rewarded by an open approach to a very reachable green.
*Tip: a left approach to the green is often beneficial.
4. A nice, open par 3. The green is a larger, 3 sided amoeba shape, sloping left to trouble.
*Tip: favourable bounces can often be found just right of the green. A long left shot will put you in a very bad mood.
5. A long, slight dogleg left par 5 with elevated tees. A small pond guards the landing area to the left, and the fairway likes to funnel your shot right to left. Your second shot will be into hills protecting the unseen green. Your approach may be blind into a smaller green. Trees to the right, a gully and a creek to the left.
*Tip: hit your drive slightly right, your second shot slightly left. Hit well, you'll have a nice look at the green from the landing area to the left of the hills.
6. A deceivingly long dogleg left par 4. Large trees to the right distract the eye on the tee. The large landing area begins the long upslope into an elevated, front-sloped green.
*Tip: add one or even two clubs to your second shot. You'll be glad you did.
7. A long, straight-ahead par 5. For most golfers, the landing area is in front of the creek crossing the fairway. Second shot is into a narrowing fairway, lined with large trees to the right, and approaching ponds on both sides protecting a slightly left-sloping green.
*Tip: an effort to reach it in two is very risky, unless you have driven the creek. A 100yd layup will result in an easy approach to a somewhat forgiving green.
8. An elevated tee par 3. Your approach seems narrow because of a pond front left and large trees to the right. The green is sloped back to front, with a ridge diagonally from front left to back right.
*Tip: don't forget to account for the elevated tee in your club choice.
9. A straight-ahead par 4. The tee is low and the creek passes between tees. A good drive down the moderately narrow fairway will be rewarded by a bounce/roll to a very approachable green. The green is sloped back left to right front.
*Tip: stay away from the front right of the green on your approach.
10. An open dogleg left par 4. A low landing area accepts your drive, revealing an open approach to a green with fruit trees to the left, a large hill behind and our one and only sandtrap to the front left.
*Tip: a good drive over the trees to the left will cut the dogleg and leave you with a chip shot to the green.
11. Slightly elevated tees overlook a long, slight dogleg left par 4. Your tee shot is open, offering any number of second shots into rolling hills, protecting a narrow green, sloping forward. There is danger behind the green, forcing accuracy on approach.
*Tip: chipping from the front right of the green is key to a birdie here.
12. A straight par 3 into an undulating green. A fruit tree guards the green to the right. Dense woods line the right side of hole.
*Tip: don't let the fruit tree to the front right of the green scare you. A left approach puts you at risk of a very tough chip shot.
13. A tight par 4. Your tee shot runs the risk of drowning in the creek. Your second shot is into a smaller elevated green with immediate danger to the left and large trees narrowing your approach to the right.
*Tip: the elevated green is deceiving. Take an extra club.
14. A short, straight par 4. Your tee shot is intimidating due to an elevated fairway and dense woods on both sides. The fairway opens a little to the right, and the green is protected by a pond and a poplar tree to the front right.
*Tip: unless you are very confident with your driver/3, an iron shot off the tee can help you birdie this one...
15. The second-longest hole. A winding par 5 with the green around a corner, guarded by large coniferous trees. A straight drive leaves you with a chance to reach the landing area to the right of the kidney shaped green.
*Tip: your best chance for a birdie comes from a 3rd shot chip from the right.
16. Elevated tee, par 3. Dense trees line the left side down to a narrow green.
*Tip: don't let the trees on the left scare you. A stray shot left of the green isn't as much trouble as you may think.
17. Oxbow Glen's signature hole. A par 4 with a short fairway, lined by trees and crossed by Oxbow creek in front of the tee AND in front of the green. An elevated, three-tiered green makes your approach shot intimidating.
*Tip: a high chip shot is a must here. Front and left of the green could ruin a good round.
18. A sharp, dogleg right par 4. A treed ravine lines the right side. A good drive can overshoot the corner, and a slight slice could help your shot roll down the hill toward the green. At the bottom of the hill, a narrow, slightly elevated crowned green awaits your second shot. You had better come in high.
*Tip: again, chipping is the key here. Approaching the green from front left gives you the most green and best chance for an easy putt.