course.jpgWelcome to Indian Hills Golf Course.

Use this guide for a detailed description of each hole to learn how best to play each of them.

Hole #1:

A straightforward hole that plays at 271 yards from the blue tees and 250 yards from the whites. Long hitters may want to lay up with a 200 yard shot off the tee to avoid OB along the left. Average hitters need to watch for the pond and bunker that hug the right side of the fairway. The green is one of the quickest and slopes severely from left to right, so try to keep the ball below the hole.

Hole #2:

Blind from the tee, this hole poses a lot of danger if your tee shot strays from the fairway. OB runs along the left and native prairie along the right. A straight tee shot gives your approach an option of running it down the hill or flying it to a flat green.

Hole #3:

The signature hole at Indian Hills. From the white tees, it’s the shortest par 3 in the lakes area, but don’t let this fact fool you. The best advice we can give you is don’t leave your tee shot short, long, left, or right of the postage stamp green. If you really feel like torturing yourself, play the blue tees from 166 yards. If there’s any wind from the south, the difficulty becomes ridiculous.

Hole #4:

The first par 5 of the course is a dogleg right that plays at a moderate 485 yards from the white tees. The trees on the right come into play if you try to cut the corner too much. Once the green is in sight, you’ll want to avoid the 4 bunkers that surround the very undulating green. If you’re playing the blues, the tee shot is amongst the most difficult on the course, requiring nothing less than a high, straight ball.

ih_1 Hole #5:  This hole is a tough, uphill, dogleg left that begins your trek back towards the clubhouse. After a fairly benign tee shot, the difficulty comes from an approach shot with an awkward stance to a small, sloping green nestled in a large grove of oak trees. If your going to make a mistake, leave your approach short for a shot at an up and down for par.
Hole #6:

Multiple tee boxes on this par 3 offer a variety of angles and distances to one of the biggest greens on the course. The biggest obstacle is the pond to the left of the green. Avoid that, and a good score is in your sights.

ih_1 Hole #7:  The longest hole on the course plays relatively straight, but is blind all the way to the green. The white tees offer a challenging drive with Bass Lake to the right and OB to the left. A large fairway bunker to the left looms approximately 275 yards off the tee. The blue tees are located further behind the lake and require a carry of at least 200 yards to clear the water. Another tee box is located up the hill towards the homes that gives the hole some added distance and a different look. Once you get to the green, beware of the grass bunker to the left of the green.
Hole #8:

A sharp dogleg to the left with a blind tee shot, # 8 requires that you either cut the corner over the trees in the distance or hit a draw to find the fairway. There is a bunker to the left, so don’t cut it too much. There is a deep valley just before the approach to the green. If your wedge game is weak, we suggest a tee shot of about 230 yards to leave a full approach shot. This will also help avoid the deep prairie to the right that will catch a long slice. From the blues, a driver is required to set up the desired second shot. An alternate par 5 tee is available for the faint of heart.

Hole #9:

Don’t let the look fool you. It appears there is no trouble to be had, but this hole perenially play the hardest of any on the course. The length is about the same as #6 from the whites, but we recommend an extra club for wind and incline. When you get to the green, it becomes obvious that a 3 putt could easily be in your future. Like many of the closing holes, there are multiple tee boxes that get progressively more difficult. We suggest the walk to the top of the Indian mound. The view is beautiful and the shot a challenge. Take extra balls and clubs, up and down the mound once is plenty.