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    Crestview CC

    Course Par Value: 71 • Course Yardage: 6913
    Crestview Country Club was founded in 1921. The Club moved to its present location in 1969. Crestview is the only 36-hole country club in Wichita. Robert Trent Jones designed both courses at Crestview.

    The Preferred Health SystemsWichita Open will be played on the North Course, which carries a slope of 131 and a 74.3 course rating from the black tees. This course, measuring 6,913 yards, is a very good test. If the wind blows, watch out! All of the three pars, which average over 200 yards, play directly into the predominant south wind. Water comes into play on 11 of the 18 holes.
    HOLE PAR YARDS
    1 4 443 Tee shot landing area is guarded right and left by fairway bunkers. Second shot is to an elevated green that is heavily bunkered.
    2 5 563 Tee shot should be laid up short of the creek. Players trying to reach this green in two must carry the fairway bunkers guarding the approach to this green.
    3 4 343 Player may choose to lay up short of the lake with an iron, leaving a full shot to the green with a short iron or hit driver to a very narrow area which would leave them with a short pitch. The fairway is guarded on the right out of bounds.
    4 4 397 Fairway bunker to the right with water to the left. Tee shot needs to be a little right to left to find the fairway. Ideal tee shot would be short of the fairway bunker.
    5 3 194 Very small green. Well-bunkered with water in front of and left of the green. Normally played into a prevailing wind.
    6 4 468 Must drive in fairway. A good tee shot will leave middle to long iron for second shot. 
    7 4 456 No let up here. Requires a tee shot over water to fairway guarded by out of bounds right and water left. Second shot is again over water to a narrow, long green. Par is a very good score!
    8 3 206 Another long hole into a prevailing wind. Definitely use a long iron, maybe a wood. Large green that is well bunkered on the right, with water to the left.
    9 4 418 This hole plays a little longer than the yardage implies. Slight dogleg to the left and a little uphill. Very important that you get your approach shot on the right level of the green. A ridge runs through th green from left to right.
    10 4 428 Dogleg to the right. A good tee shot can carry the bunker on the right, but can easily run through the fairway. A good drive should leave a short iron onto the green.
    11 4 339 Very short, normally down wind and quite narrow. If the pin is to the right, it is difficult to get the ball close.
    12 3 197 As on the other par threes, a par is a good score. A large green protected by water in front and to the left. Bunker on the right takes away a bailout.
    13 4 437 A good driving hole. Water is left of th fairway, but there is plenty of room in the driving area. Slight dogleg to the left with many trees. You can't always tell how much wind there is at the green.
    14 5 501 If you can carry the bunkers on the left at the dogleg, you can probably reach the green on the second shot. If you miss it a little, you'll end up in a bunker. When in doubt, lay up short of the fairway bunkers before the green. 
    15 4 391 Usually down wind. A driver is not a good choice. If the bunker on the left is avoided, a short iron will reach the green. Your second shot if over water to a very uneven green. Putting can be tricky.
    16 4 383 Dogleg to the left. You must avoid the fairway bunkers to set up a short iron onto the green. Large bunker in front and shallow green make club selection very important.
    17 3 202 The last of the long par threes. A wide green is well-protected by bunkers. A ridge divides the green, making putting a premium.
    18 5 520 Reachable par 5 with a good drive and long iron or wood. The drive must carry the fairway bunker on the right to set up second shot.