Salt Pond hole by hole

Hole one

Hole one

First shot was a seven iron to the front of the green. My second shot a wedge over the green. Had about ten foot putt coming downhill to save par, missed it to the right. Tap in for a 4. One over so far.

Hole two

Hole two

First shot was a shanked six iron that probably went about fifteen yards. Second shot was a eight iron to the right of the green. From there I took my wedge and stuck it about six feet for my bogie putt. Got my up and down. Two over now.

Hole three

Hole three

First shot I slice my two iron into the trees, hit something because it kinda fell into the rough. my second shot was a pitching wedge I could not keep on the green and it rolled off. My third shot I used my putter to get on. I got my bogie by making a seven foot putt. Three over.

Hole four

Hole four

This is where I think I’m about to get hot. First shot is a pitching wedge that hit the front of the green and rolled past the pin leaving my with a downhill putt for birdie. It is about ten feet and if it was ten feet and two inches my ball doesn’t go in. Two over now.

Hole five

Hole five

The first of the par fours. My first shot was a driver that went a bit to the right and caught the rough, leaving me about thirty five yards to the pin. My second shot unfortunately went about forty-five yards. Used my wedge for the third shot and got that about six feet for my par save. A bit of a incline but hit it solid to save par. Still two over.

Hole six

Hole six

Was feeling good about my eight iron so used for my first shot. Came up a bit short as I didn’t have enough club to get it there. Chunked my second shot from the rough leaving me with about twenty feet of up and down on the green. First putt got it within five feet and saved my bogey with my second putt. Back to three over.

Hole seven

Hole seven

One of the short par fours. I wanted an eagle on this hole so I figured lets pull the three wood. First shot flew the green, of course. Second shot was a wedge I couldn’t stop close enough to the hole. Left myself with a tough fifteen foot uphill putt for birdie, which I left short. Finished with a disappointing par. Still three over.

Hole eight

On my first shot I didn’t get it over the tree, which I guess is good because I would have gone into the sand. for my second shot I used my pitching wedge and knocked it right at the flag. Left myself with a eight footer to save par. I missed it to the left and had to settle for a tap in bogey. Now I’m at four over.

Hole nine

Hole nine

On my first shot I completely launched a seven iron over the green thinking the rain would knock it down a bit. On my second shot from under a tree I was able to drop a wedge shot on the green and let it roll about eight feet from the pin. Made my par putt to stay at four over on the turn.

Hole ten

Hole ten

Like I said in the blog, I thought about stopping because of the rain, but kept playing. For my first shot I used my two iron and landed it on the front the green and it looked like it only rolled a few feet. Dry weather and that is defiantly closer. My second was a putt from about twenty feet which I left a bit short. I had a nice easy tap in for my par. Still at four over.

Hole eleven

Hole eleven

For my first shot on eleven I used my pitching wedge. Put the shot right below the hole about twelve feet away. Totally did not hit the ball and came up short on my birdie attempt. Left myself with a tricky little five footer which I just slid into the cup without it spinning out. Saved par again to stay at four over.

Hole twelve

Hole twelve

Another one of the short par fours and another shot at eagle! I pulled the hybrid and got lucky. Landed it right to the side of the sand. If it wasn’t raining that probably goes into the water. For my second shot I used my wedge and dropped in close to the hole and left myself with a seven footer for my birdie. Nailed it as I putted thru the cup this time. I figured if I was gonna miss, miss long. With that birdie I was now three over for the round.

Hole thirteen

Hole thirteen

If you’re playing from the back tees on this hole you have a tree to the right that kinda blocks your view of the green. You have to trust your shot if your going at the green. Again a short par four so I was going for it. This time my two iron cleared the tree and landed a bit in front of the green leaving me about five feet from driving the green. For my second shot I used my putter but came up short, too wet to get it super close. Missed my ten footer for another birdie and had to settle for a tap in par. Still at three over.

Hole fourteen

Hole fourteen

Another short par four to go for eagle. On my first shot I chunked my drive. But I recovered with my second shot, dropped a pitching wedge to the front of the green. Had about fifteen feet for birdie, which I rolled to the left. Speed was right but my line was off. Another tap in for par. Still at three over.

Hole fifteen

Hole fifteen

What can I say on this hole. On my first shot I trusted my swing and dropped a eight iron about seven feet away from the pin. Took an extra second to recheck my line on the putt. Nailed my birdie putt. I am now at two over.

Hole sixteen

Hole sixteen

So when you walk into the pro shop they have postcards of sixteen. I would say this is their signature hole. Check out my Instagram for more pictures. The carry over the water is about 200 yards. In the rain and with a bit of breeze in your face I would say its about 220 yards. On my drive I landed it over but it plugged in the fairway so no roll. Second shot was a wedge to about ten feet to the pin. I missed my birdie putt by blowing it past the hole by about four feet. I made the putt to save par. Still at two over.

Hole seventeen

Hole seventeen

So the seventeenth plays like a par three that you would see on a larger course. So I thought I could reach the green with a five iron. I tried to kill it and sped up my swing, ended up hitting more ground and came up way short. On the second shot I got hit it too good and flew it over the green. Had a short pitch shot and left it about five feet away. Made the putt for a bogey and the par and under streak was over at eight holes. I am now at three over.

Hole eighteen

Hole eighteen

The finishing hole, when you step to the tee box it is lined with trees on either side, over another water hazard. I tried to kill my drive and had a nice sized slice to it. Lucky for me the fairway is off to the right. With the wind at my back I was able to land in not to bed of a spot. Second shot was a wedge to about ten feet. And of course I could not make the birdie putt as I came up short by about two feet. A tap in par to finish up my round. Finished up at three over.

By High Handicapper

Golf enthusiast and new blogger

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