CLUB CAMPESTRE TORREÓN
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HOLE 2

 

 
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Hole 2  
Here is the over all master plan for the hole:  
 
Here is a comparison of the original hole and the new hole:  

 

Pictured to the right is the original green. The green was well bunkered and had a strong slope in front that ascended to the putting surface.


 

Prior to shaping the green the decision was made to remove the left bunker of the two that were planned along the right, front of the green. In place of the bunker is broken ground that will make the approach shot much more interesting. There is a bump in the green just beyond the broken ground in the fairway that makes an approach shot into the right portion of the green most challenging. A lofted shot over the bump is required to land the ball and make it stay within the pin area. This is not the only way to approach this area. A bump and run shot can be played so that the ball runs through the broken ground with enough speed to make it onto the green.
 

This is a close up view of the front of the green which is a continuation of the broken ground that is in front of the green.

 

 

 
The left greenside bunker fits in well. The fairway approach falls in toward the bunker requiring a player to be precise with their approach shot or see their ball carried into the bunker. Although the bunker looks a safe distance away from the approach area, by sloping a portion of the fairway approach toward the bunker it effectively narrows the approach area and makes the bunker bigger in its impact.
Getting the fairway lines right is very important because of its impact on the strategic design of the green and green surrounds. I marked the fairway lines during this stage of construction because all fairway areas are to be capped with a clean sand layer.

 

The fairway line on the left side shall stay wide to the left in order to provide the angle from which to enter the pin positions along the right side of the green so as to avoid the broken ground in front of the right side of the green.

 

The fairway line on the left side shall be placed well down the slope that descends into the bunker in order to capture careless shots and direct them into the bunker. The fairway line and bunker line shall meet. The fairway line shall continue along the down slope next to the green and tie into the back of the green.

 

The fairway line along the right side shall stay wide right and meet the green side bunker as far to the right of the bunker as is possible. The intent is to have the fairway meet the bunker line along the entire front of the bunker. The location of the fairway line is somewhat limited by the valve boxes but at least one box will be within the fairway cut.

 

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