|Fox Chapel GC|
|Course Par Value: 70|
|Course Yardage: 6,710|
#18 at Fox Chapel Golf Club
"Away" - The course makes its intentions clear from the start. This is a thinker's layout. A long drive down the left center of the slight dog leg will leave the player an approach to a well-protected reverse or "mirror" redan green.
"Punch Bowl" - A roller coaster of a par 5. The hole's
slope limits roll on the drive. Aim for the evergreen cell
tower as the lands contour sends the ball scurrying to the right
side. Crest the hill reveals a classic punch bowl
green. Navigating the hole's bi-level putting surface will
"Eden" - A par 3 over water surrounded by high green side
bunkers and back to front sloped putting surface. As
replicated from architects past, no shot can be saved over the
"Long" - A lengthy par 4, parallel to the Par 5 second
hole, at approximately the same length. Sloped fairway
requires tee shots to the right side portion of the fairway.
Any fairway misses to the left fall into a creek side hazard
running alongside the hole.
"Cape" - A short par 4 drawn in by a creek side hazard running along the left side of the hole with two right side fairway bunkers pinching in the hole. Players will decide how to lay up from the tee box or take a longer club to land over the right side bunker. The green is drawn into the left side along the creek with bunkers surrounding the front and left side.
"Redan" - Uniquely designed, the reverse redan runs from left to
right with a slight downward slide to the back portion of the
green. The green is isolated with two lengthy sized bunkers running
in parallel directions away from the players.
"Alps" - The Appalachian "Alps" fronting the green tempt the
player to hit 3 wood or driver to the left side or over the
green. The shortest par 4 on the course provides players to
go for it from the Tee. A true "Risk, Reward" hole.
"Plateau" - Along with the 4th hole, the 8th is one of the longer holes on the course. An elevated tee shot to a narrow fairway running right to left. The second shot requires the most elevation from the course to a "plateaued" green surrounded by treacherous green side bunkers.
"Step" - A downhill fairway running to the left side and front creek with two bunkers positioned on the left and right hand side. Players have a number of choices as to the proper distance to the green. The correct player is as far down the fairway as possible to limit a downhill lie shot to the green. There green is two tiered with the back portion a slither of green for players to play to.
"Corner" - Avoiding the towering oak on the right of the right sided dogleg, players may choose to hit over the forest of trees. Anything left of center will keep rolling until it finds rough. The huge green puts a premium on club selection.
"Rodgers Field" - Out of bounds on the right, the tee shot is the most narrowed for the players. From the elevated tee, players may choose to hit a three-wood to keep in play. The green is extremely small and replicates an island green with towering bunkers.
"Dustpan" - This challenging par 4 requires a tee shot on the
right hand portion of the fairway which will roll to the left hand
side. The second shot is to a slightly elevated green
surrounded by mounds and distinctive "lion mouth" hump in the
middle of the green.
"Springhouse" - A running, left to right fairway requiring tee
shots to play on the left side. Shots to center and right
will find a fairway bunker. Players will be able to land
balls short of the bunker or take a driver and play to the left
side. Green is two tiered with hole locations making for
precise iron shots.
"Short" - An oasis of green surrounded by a ring of sand. The shortest par 3 but most difficult to putt with significant swales on the left and right side and an elevated back portion of the green.
"Leven" - Players will have a short iron into the green, coming from a generous fairway off their tee shots. The putting surface is slightly sloped right to left with an eight foot drop to the right hand side. The green is hidden by a second Alps in front of the green.
"Raynor's Prize" - A straightaway par 4 of above average length, with yet another roll - inhibiting landing area. Players will find the green slightly elevated and as one of the bigger greens on the course, shot location will be paramount.
"Biarritz" - The longest par 3 on the course and deepest slope of all Raynor's Biarritz design; separated by a swallowing half-pipe. At 231 yards, the par 3 will give players shot selection to land their tee shots to portions of green or run the ball through the Biarritz.
"Glade Run" - A par 5 finishing hole with creek side hazard
running along the right hand side of the fairway, strategically
crossing the fairway for players who have to lay up. The
latter portion of the fairway and green are elevated from the rest
of the hole. The green runs back to front with a decisive
break towards the creek.