South/West At Sand Barrens Golf Club


South/West nine is the prettiest of the Sand Barrens Golf Club designed by course architect Dana Fry of Hurdzan/Fry. Compared to the other nines, this course is more open and has more undulating greens. Its layout is uncommon as golfers will find at the end of the fairway two different greens, both surrounded by waste area. The pin placement can be set up between the greens in either back and forth. Remember to add 10 yards to the distance when the pin is placed in the right of green. For a medium tee shot, a middle iron is required.

A little warm up may help to prepare the muscles but accuracy is the best to win the starting hole. A wood or long iron is much preferred as golfers will hit from the tee boxes that has a long waste area off to the left. The short par 4 hole is 365 yards with green protected by horseshoe of bunkers.

Just like the other holes, No. 4 is sandy with a big waste area which is located on the left. But this 439 yards hole is one of the favorites in the Sand Barrens Golf Club. Golfers can play straight ahead or they can opt to stay safely clear of the sand by playing off to the right. Be wary that there is another big waste area that crosses the fairway measuring around a hundred yards away from the green.

Hole 5 requires another straight shot as the sandy waste is mostly located in the right. The par 4 hole is slight dog left which measures 489 yards from the back tee. The fairway narrows a bit as green is approached.

The par 3 hole 7 is more delicate than the opening shot and it measures 204 yards which is about 160 yards shorter. Although it is not excessively a long hole, it has a very large green with a ridge running through the middle part. There is also some pond and sand to carry where a very accurate shot is necessary.