A pleasant start to your round at Taconic. Tee shot should be played toward the right center for best position, but care should be taken to remain short of the fairway bunker. Your decision on the second shot revolves around avoiding the bunker left of the green. A lay-up to the 100 yard marker is the safest play, but aggressive players might favor the right side if going for the green in two. Green is fastest from the back left to the front right.
Tee shot should favor the left side to avoid the fairway bunker – shots from this bunker make hitting the green very difficult. Second shots to this large green play much longer because of the uphill nature of the shot.Most difficult green on the course to read, generally most putts tend to break from left to right from the middle of the green to the back. Front left hole location is tough; if putting back from middle of the green.
Driver not necessary off the tee (unless on the back tee). Fairway widest at 150 yd. marker. Green has two tiers — bottom area will accept almost any shot, but beware of the false front which is a common trait of several holes at Taconic; as shots coming up a bit short will find their way to the bottom of the hill – top tier usually very firm. Green breaks from the back right to the front left.
Position off the tee is crucial on this seemingly simple hole which has a creek running down it’s left side. Second shots from the fairway make hitting the green more realistic as the challenge to carry the creek fronting the green and an extreme false front of the green awaits the player.Regardless of where the hole location is – AIM FOR THE CENTER OF THE GREEN. Grain runs from back to front of the green.
Hole location is very important. Left flag — favor right side; right flag — favor left side to provide the best chance for a recovery if you miss the green. Green is relatively flat, except the rear portion raises up making recovery difficult from positions over the green.
Player should not challenge the left fairway bunkers off the tee. Stay to the right and plan for a little longer second shot. For your second shot, it is imperative to stay below the hole for your best putting opportunity. NO HOLE LOCATION IS SAFE TO ATTACK — green is extremely fast from back to front.
Use the center fairway bunker as your aiming point on this dogleg right hole. The second shot here might be the toughest approach shot on the course because on the uphill nature of the shot and the very narrow aspect of the green. Green has two tiers — grain runs from back right to front left.
Player should stay to the left side of this fairway to allow for the best angle to the green. Second shots play shorter than the yardage because of the slight downhill aspect of the hole. Grain on the green runs from front right to back left and can make holding the green a challenge.
Club selection on this downhill hole really depends on the wind. Look to the front of the clubhouse to the American flag — it should give you an accurate indication.Hole location will determine your strategy, but the left side fescue grass and bunkers can make scoring very difficult. Green is relatively flat and putts tend to break from left front to back right.