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HOLE 6

 

 
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Hole 6  
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. Long hitters would go for the green in two shots particularly if the pin is on the left side of the green. Otherwise it is best to layup short of the bunker that is in the approach area leaving a short pitch shot to the green.

 

The pond to the right of the second landing area and the green probably encouraged conservative play since it is a par 5 hole.

 

We wanted to keep the green elevated in order to screen from view as much as possible the homes in the background.

 

 

 

Again, the angle of approach is important. Someday we hope to have the fairway out to the right in the area where there are presently some small trees, near the pond. This is a good angle from which to approach the right half of the green. The picture to the right is approximately from the right edge of the fairway. The right half of the green is receptive to a shot from this angle. The left half of the green slopes away from the angle so it will be more difficult to hold a shot from this angle.

 

The left half of the green is best approached anywhere from the fairway alongside the left side of the green. There is a steep slope ascending to the green from the swale in the fairway where the picture to the right was taken. It will be a delicate shot but the left half of the green is very receptive to shots coming in from this angle. The player may even choose to putt the ball rather than chip off of the tight fairway lie. The right half of the green descends toward the pond and away from this approach angle making this a very difficult angle from which to approach any pin positions along the right half of the green.
As noted above, the putting surface slopes two different directions roughly along a ridge line through the middle of the green from front to back. The left half of the green slopes toward the fairway at about 3% and the right half of the green slopes toward the pond at about 1%.

A bump in the ridge near the front of the green makes it difficult to pitch to pin positions along the right half of the green. The bump can be seen here approximately in the middle of the picture.

 

The slope between the green and the pond will be fairway. A careless shot that touches this slope will certainly find the pond.
The fairway line along the left side shall stay well to the left to encompass all of the broken ground left of the green. The line shall be far enough to the left so that a rolling ball that goes down the slope will still come to rest on fairway at the bottom of the slope.
The fairway line shall be well to the left of the green, well left of the bottom of the slope.
The fairway line shall continue along the back of the green and tie into the right side of the green where the low pocket is located to the right of the back, right of the green.
The fairway line along the right side shall stay close to the pond. It shall continue at the bottom of the slope next to the green, and remain near the pond. It shall remain near the pond and completely encompass the low area behind the green.
To the right are some recent pictures of RocaGolf preparing the green for grassing. Grassing should begin the second week of April. This view is from the fairway with the ridge and swale between the viewer and the green. As mentioned above this is a difficult angle from which to approach pin positions along the right half of the green because of the ridge that divides the green.
Here is a view from farther away. The steep ascent from the fairway to the green will require a very precise approach shot. There are no bunkers on this par 5 green, but the broken ground around and through the green will make it most challenging.
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