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Carbon Country Club golf course, hole 5

Sun Advocate reporter

The fifth hole of the course is 432 yards from the blue tees. Long hitters can expect trouble if their tee shot clears the 150 yard marker, due to the overhanging trees which crowd the fairway.

The fifth hole of the Carbon County Club golf course is considered by head professional Tom King to be one of the most scenic. The 432-yard, par 4 hole is framed by large trees on both sides and has the commanding backdrop of the cliff walls. It is the third most difficult hole on the 18-hole course based on the narrowness of the fairway, the overhang of the trees and the pond adjacent to the green. It is the second most difficult hole on the front nine.

According to King, although the hole is fairly straight forward, afternoon winds can increase its unpredictability. Long hitters can get themselves in trouble on this hole as the full trees can interfer with a short second shot. King recommends that golfers try to place their tee shot in the 150 yard range, setting them up for a second shot which can clear the tops of the trees. Otherwise, patrons will be faced with an approach which must go under the branches of the tall timbers.

King asserts that Carbon County golfers have a distinct advantage over Wasatch Front golfers. With the exception of league times, King said the course staff can get groups out on the course nearly all of the time.

The crew is also constantly updating the carts that serve the facility. Twelve new carts are purchased each year and are traded for the 12 oldest carts in use. Because of the annual change, the oldest carts in service are only six years old.

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