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Another Scary Golf Hole

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The par 3 sixth at Green Oaks is a pretty scary hole. The green is as steep as a ski slope, and runs down to within two yards of the water. Shots left or right get caught in the willows and end up in the pond. Shots over the green end up behind a berm under trees, with no way to get back in one shot.

The ponds on this hole own dozens of my balls.

It is not all bad news though. About there years ago, I had a hole-in-one here. My ball hit the back slope and rolled all the way down to the front, where the hole was cut. I was playing alone, but fortunately the guy behind me saw it go in.

Despite that, this one still makes me nervous. There are just so many ways to fail here.

October 31, 2014 |  Category: Halloween Golf
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Scary Golf Hole At Treetops

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The par three sixth at Treetops in Gaylord, Michigan is simultaneously spectacular and scary. It features a 120 foot drop from tee to green. The scary part is that on first playing, you have no idea which club to use. It gets even dicier when the wind is blowing up the Pigeon Valley.

October 31, 2014 |  Category: Halloween GolfMichigan Golf
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Scary Golf Hole At The Medalist

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For me, the scariest golf holes are par threes with no room for error. The seventeenth at The Medalist measures 174 yards from the back, and requires a carry over a swamp and up a steep hill to a plateau green. Terrifying.

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Scary Green At The University of Michigan Golf Course

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The par 4 sixth at the University of Michigan golf course has a scary green. Designed by none other than Alister MacKenzie, the green is two tiered, and broken by bunkers. Get on the wrong tier, and you’re dead.

You can get a better appreciation with this aerial view:

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Scary Golf Holes: Tullymore’s Sixth

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The sixth at Tullymore is 378 yards from the back tees and requires a 220 yard carry over a vast stretch of marsh. It looks much more intimidating than that.

October 31, 2014 |  Category: Halloween GolfMichigan Golf
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Scary Holes: The 18th At Pierce Lake

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The 18th at Pierce Lake is so scary that they’ve got a special plaque dedicated to it.

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Notice that The GolfBlogger is one of the “experts” quoted. Jeff Daniels, a resident of nearby Chelsea, is also quoted. That’s probably the closest I’ll come to Hollywood royalty. I’d love to play a round with him, though.

The hole is 200 plus yards of carry over a swamp to an elevated green. A miss right is out of play. Miss left and you’ll have a side hill chip back to the green. You are highly unlikely to miss long on this hole.

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