Carbon Country Club golf course, hole seven and eight
|The eighth green can be difficult to read due to subtle slope changes. Players should take time before putting.|
The seventh hole of Carbon Country Club golf course is a 575 yard par five.
Despite the length, the hole offers few challanges and is reachable in two by a long hitter.
Depending on which tee box players start from, the tee shot can clear the trees that line the right side of the fairway if hit correctly.
Players should take into account the Price River on the right, however, and lay up if neccessary.
"If you feel like you can make it, go for it," assistant professional Kenji Otani commented.
After the trees, the seventh hole turns nearly 45 degrees to the right.
The seventh green is bordered by cliff walls on the left and trees and bunkers on the right. Players should avoid hitting their approach shots too long, as the Price River runs just past the green.
The course will then wind players into the short, 173 yard eighth hole.
According to Otani, the par three intimidates many golfers who play the course.
"For some reason, it's one of the hardest greens to hit out there," he pointed out.
Players should play to the center of the green. Short shots can be run up onto the green, although it is hard to keep speed on a putt and the front of the two-tier green is narrower than the back.
A lateral hazard looms on the left and on the right side of the fairway this hole shares trees with hole seven.
There is also bunkering on the right and left of the green.
Players should take their time when reading the green, as there is a lot of subtle sloping.
The toughest pin placement on the green is the back left.