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Rock Creek Golf Course

Hole #1 - Par 4
Hole #1 Dog leg right short Par 4. A long iron or fairway wood is a good choice, favoring the left center of the fairway from the tee. Any shot to the right is in jail and to the left will flirt with out of bounds. The second shot should be with a middle or short iron to an elevated green that slopes from back to front then drops steeply at the back of the green. Hole 1
Hole #2 - Par 5
Hole #2 Our easiest Par 5 on the course. The most difficult shot here is the tee shot, mainly due to the water coming into play along the right hand side of the hole and out of bounds running down the left hand side of dog leg left hole. Long hitters should hit a driver over the sand trap, off the tee and get home in two. Shorter hitters should favor the fairway right and short of trap off the tee followed by a long iron or fairway wood to lay up for a short iron approach to a relatively simple green. Hole 1
Hole #3 - Par 4
Hole #3 A long iron or fairway wood off the tee to the 150 yard marker is the wisest shot, as fairway slopes drastically from left to right. Trees line both sides of the fairway. From there, you are left with a mid iron to a green that slopes severely from left to right. Hole 1
Hole #4 - Par 4
Hole #4 Our longest par 4 on loblolly. A good drive will leave you a mid iron second shot. You must avoid the ditch on the left and out of bounds on the right off the tee. Your second shot must be good, as the green slopes from the left to the right, front to back and is guarded by water from the front right all the way around the back of the green. Hole 1
Hole #5 - Par 3
Hole #5 Our most difficult hole on Loblolly. Depending on the choice of tee, this hole will require either a mid to long iron shot over water to an elevated and severely undulated green. Any shot errant to the right is a guaranteed bogey or more; an errant shot to the left flirts with the water, also a guaranteed bogey or more. Hole 1
Hole #6 - Par 4
Hole #6 Short Par 4 and a great birdie opportunity. A long iron or fairway wood off the tee will leave a short to middle iron to a green that slopes from front to back. Be aware of the out of bounds down both sides of hole and a sand trap front right of the green can mean five or more. Hole 1
Hole #7 - Par 4
Hole #7 A really wide Par 4. You cannot miss the tee shot left in the trees as you will find yourself in jail. You can hit the driver here, which will leave you a mid to short iron shot. Be aware of the pond short and right of the green. Any ball headed towards the right side of the green generally bounds into the pond. The green slopes drastically from back to front and left to right. Hole 1
Hole #8 - Par 3
Hole #8 Simple and short par 3. A good choice is a mid to short iron to elevated green sloping from back to front. Your missed shot should be short as a miss right or left will become difficult up and down over mounds. Hole 1
Hole #9 - Par 5
Hole #9 Dog leg left Par 5 which can be reached in two by long hitters. If you try to reach it in two you must favor the left hand side off the tee. This will leave you with a long iron or fairway wood. Shorter hitters should favor the right hand side and then a long iron or fairway wood will leave a short iron approach to a green that slopes from back to front and right to left. Out of bounds lines both sides of the hole. Water to the right and around the back of the green will catch very poor shots. Hole 1
Hole #10 - Par 4
Hole #10 Us a long iron or fairway wood on this par 4. Tee ball favoring the left side of the fairway is prime time. Right off tee is in jail or out of bounds. From there, a mid to short iron second shot needs to be kept towards the right center of the green. Second shots to the left or long will find the pond surrounding green and guarantee a 5 or more. Hole 1
Hole #11 - Par 5
Hole #11 A true par 5! Driver or fairway wood needs to be placed left of Oak tree on this dog leg right hole. Ditches line both sides of the hole off the tee. Second shot with fairway wood or long iron will leave a short iron shot to a green that slopes from back to front and right to left. Hole 1
Hole #12 - Par 3
Hole #12 When you step onto this tough Par 3 you will begin a section of the course known as "Beggar's Turn" that continues through hole #16. Par is all you "beg" for during this stretch. Depending upon choice of tee, your tee shot will require a mid to long iron to a near island green. Your only bail out is short, errant shots can produce a wide variety of bad numbers. Hole 1
Hole #13 - Par 4
Hole #13 The second leg of "Beggar's Turn" is a demanding par 4. This hole is guarded by ditches along both sides with a small pond on each side, roughly 50 yards from the green. Long hitters may choose to carry the ponds or thread the needle with a driver, however most will choose to lay up with a long iron or fairway wood. The back left and right sides slope severely off the green while the front left side is guarded by a kidney shaped sand trap. Hole 1
Hole #14 - Par 4
Hole #14 This hole is simple yet tough!! Guarded by trees and ditches along both sides, you must lay up short of the pond which covers the whole fairway 160 yards from the green and find the short grass off the tee. A long iron to driver off the tee will provide a long iron second shot to a turtle back green. Good luck!! This is our most difficult hole as it requires two perfect shots and two tough putts for a par. Hole 1
Hole #15- Par 4
Hole #15 The fourth leg of "Beggar's Turn" is Rock Creek's signature hole and an extremely demanding Par 4. Long hitters can try and drive the ponds, however, most players will have to lay up. A long iron is required off the tee which will leave a mid to long iron second shot to a very large green. A pond running the length of the right side combined with a ditch running down the left side into a small pond makes the tee shot demanding. Hole 1
Hole #16 - Par 4
Hole #16 The final leg of Beggar's Turn! Be careful, this hole appears to be simple as it is straight away and wide, however, it is absolutely brutal! The most important thing to remember on this long Par 4 is to drive it in the fairway. Most second shots will be with a long iron to a turtle backed green. Anything out in the rough or trees that line both sides of the fairway is asking for a 5 or more and begging for par! Hole 1
Hole #17 - Par 3
Hole #17 A good par 3 which you will be required to hit a mid to long iron to a crowned green. Water lies directly in front of the tee, however, the key is to avoid the bunkers guarding the front left and right side of the green. Hole 1
Hole #18 - Par 5
Hole #18 The climax of your round is a risk reward par 5. Long hitters can go for this green in two as it is guarded by water in front. The average golfer will lay up with a mid to long iron, setting up a short to mid iron approach to a two tiered green. Trees lining the right side and a large pine guarding the left side of the green calls for precision in your lay-up shot. Pin placement together with your approach shot is imperative to your toughness of putt. Hole 1

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