Course Tour

 

Hole One - Par 4

444 yards - Southbound

With bunkers guarding the left and right sides of the fairway, this solid par 5 requires a fairly accurate tee shot. Whether going for it in two or not, accuracy and trajectory are key on the second shot to reach the lay-up area or the green which is guarded by deep bunker.

Hole Two - Par 5

564 yards - Gambler

With bunkers guarding the left and right sides of the fairway, this solid par 5 requires a fairly accurate tee shot. Whether going for it in two or not, accuracy and trajectory are key on the second shot to reach the lay-up area or the green which is guarded by deep bunker.

Hole Three - Par 3

207 yards - Rattler's Den

This well positioned hole lays at the base of a ridge and is protected by a pot bunker on the right side of the green. A long to mid iron is usually required and anything right makes par a tough score.

Hole Four - Par 4

359 yards - Skyline

This is definitely a position tee shot as the elevated tee features a carry over the native area with fairway bunkers down the left hand side and more native areas right. A 3-wood or long iron with the prevailing wind will leave a short iron into a deep two tiered green. Downtown Abilene can be seen from the tee.

Hole Five - Par 4

327 yards - Cliffhanger

Don't let the length of this short par 4 fool you. This hole can definitely be a test. An accurate drive is needed to position yourself in this narrow fairway. After carrying the native area you are faced with bunkers on the left and right sides of the fairway. The green has a false front and no room for error over this elevated green as it drops off severly. Being short is better than long on this hole.

Hole Six - Par 5

553 yards - The Tanks

Another scenic elevated tee makes picking a landmark easy down this long dogleg right par 5. A good drive towards the two old oil tanks will leave you an open shot at the green which is guarded in front by a ravine and creek. Laying up with a short to mid iron leaves the player a short iron to a green that is dissected with a ridge and a bunker on the right side.

Hole Seven - Par 4

445 yards - Mesquite Bend

This long bending par four demands a well placed tee shot down the right center of the fairway leaving a long to mid iron into the green guarded by a deep grass bunker short right. Par is a good score.

Hole Eight - Par

177 yards - Horseshoe

This signature hole is guarded by water and sandthat wrap around three sides of the green in the shape of a horseshoe. From the slightly elevated tee the green is open in front allowing players the option of rolling the ball onto the green, but anything that is slightly off line will find the bunker or water waiting.

Hole Nine - Par 4

448 yards - Road Hole

The long straight par 4 plays with the prevailing wind and is protected by a fairway bunker down the right side. Mounds protect errant shots from finding the adjacent driving range on the right, The green is relatively flat and guarded by mounds to the right and behind the green.

Hole Ten - Par 4

438 yards - Reflections

The back nine begins with this medium length par 4 that bends slightly to the right. A man made lake down the left side adds to the aesthetics of the course but should rarely come into play. After a good drive a mid to short iron will be needed to reach the deep green that is guarded by a bunker on the left side.

Hole Eleven - Par 3

170 yards - Pot Luck

On this unique par three, golfers face a deep pot bunker protecting the middle of a wide shallow green. Errant shots to the right or long will roll down in the native area.

Hole Twelve - Par 4

405 yards - Ridge Runner

The ridge down the right side of this par 4 runs the length of the hole leaving no room for error to the right. Your drive should be placed down the left side which will leave an open shot to this two tiered green guarded by water on the left. Drives down the right side leave no view of the green and a testy lie.

Hole Thirteen - Par 4

431 - Prickly Pear

From the top of this ridge looking back down over the 12th green and the surrounding lake, you will wonder if you are really playing in West Texas. Your drive should be hit down the left center of the fairway as fairway bunkers guard errant shots to the right. A long to mid iron will be required to reach this two tiered green.

Hole Fourteen - Par 3

208 yards - Snakebit

Playing slightly uphill and into the prevailing wind, this long par three will challenge golfers. The double tier green drops off slightly on the right and shots left will be faced with a difficult up and down to save par.

Hole Fifteen - Par 4

396 yards - Coyote Crossing

Lytle Creek comes into play off the tee and proceeds to follow the length of the hole down the right side. A forced carry over the creek on your drive leaves a mid to short iron into this rolling green. Accuracy is the key on this par 4, shots drifting right will find the creek and hit left will leave a difficult pitch up the slope to the green.

Hole Sixteen - Par 4

384 yards - Sidewinder

This par 4 bends slightly to the right as Lytle Creek follows down the right side of the hole. Drives should be hit down the left hand side steering clear of the fairway bunkers. The second shot will require a short iron into this two tiered green guarded by a bunker on the right hand side.

Hole Seventeen - Par 5

571 yards - Triple Cross

From the Championship tees Lytle Creek will be crossed three times presenting yet another challenging hole. A tree positioned in the middle of the fairway gives you a target and best positioning off the tee. Once in the fairway you will be tempted to go for the green but laying up is your best bet with a mid-iron, setting up a short-iron into this two tiered green protected by a bunker on the right-hand side. Accuracy is important and shots to the left will find the native area protecting the left side of the green.

Hole Eighteen - Par 4

450 yards - Lytle's Last Chance

This challenging par 4 is a slight dogleg right with trees and native area guarding errant tee shots both left and right. A good drive down the left center of the fairway will leave a long to mid-iron into this well protected green. Lytle Creek crosses in front and a bunker is positioned short and right of the green. Premium is placed on accuracy as there is a little room to bail out. This excellent finishing hole will leave golfers talking about the course as well as planning their next trip to Diamondback.