Hole 1, Par 4
This hole is an excellent short starting hole. The closer you play your tee shot to the bunker on the right, the more the green opens up for a short iron to the two-tiered surface. There is plenty of room to bail out to the left on the drive but the approach will then be guarded by a bunker front left and two bunkers behind the green.
Hole 2, Par 4
A medium length par 4 that is bunkered short left, and far right. The more the drive flirts with the bunker on the right, the more accessible the green becomes. This green also has two terraces, but has a large bail out area to the right.
Hole 3, Par 4
This long par 4 demands accuracy off the tee, to place the shot correctly. Not only do you have to carry the existing pond, but position it between the two large Beech trees flanking the left and right of the hole. The long approach shot is to a very wide green guarded by a bunker front right, which is very optically deceptive, as it is removed from the green by approximately 10 yards.
Hole 4, Par 5
This hole is definitely a three-shot par 5. There is a bunker to the right of the 1st landing area, with a grass depression on the left; and the 2nd landing area is guarded by a bunker on the left with a pond on the right. The third shot is to a terraced green guarded by a large bunker and pond to the right, and a small bunker to the left.
Hole 5, Par 3
This long par 3 has no formal bunkers around the green, but is guarded by a large waste bunker along the entire left side of the hole and green. There is plenty of room to bail out to the right.
Hole 6, Par 5
This par 5 is reachable with two outstanding shots. The first must be placed in the fairway, as close to the two bunkers on the right as possible. The second must flirt with a large waste bunker to the left and two bunkers guarding the back of the green. You could bail out to the right, and have a safe third shot.
Hole 7, Par 3
This short par 3 is a do-or-die on shorter. The green is fronted with a bulkhead and crosses an inlet of the large lake; and behind the green are two sand bunkers which will provide a very testy recovery for those who go long. The green has two subtle mounds in its surface, which provide a multitude of difficult pin positions.
Hole 8, Par 4
A “great” mid-length par 4 that is protected only by two large waste bunkers. The one at the landing area dares you to come as close as possible, which lets the green open up to a mid-iron. The bunker on the front right of the green gathers errant shots, but there is a large bail out area to the left of the green.
Hole 9, Par 4
The shortest par 4 on the front side, but the most deadly. This requires a well-placed mid-to-long-iron off the tee to lay up short of the large pond, and place your ball between the Beech grove guarding the left and right of the landing area. The green is across the pond, protected by a bulkhead with a bunker front right and two bunkers behind the green. The front of the green is sloped fairly severely so don’t be aggressive, and spin your ball right off the green.
Hole 10, Par 4
The back 9 also starts with progressively lengthening par 4s, and hole No. 10 is one of the most attractive. The tee shot is flanked by large deciduous trees, and the landing area is set up by a large grass depression front and left, and a bunker to the right. Farther on the left side is a grove of Pecan trees, which keeps the “hooker” honest. The green has no flanking bunkers, but large grassy bail out areas, both right and left. The two bunkers to the right are mainly for visual guidance and aesthetics.
Hole 11, Par 4
A mid-length par 4 with no bunkers threatening the tee shot, but it must be placed in the “saddle”. The bunker on the right is purely deceptive, but the left bunker protects and guards the left side of the green. Don’t be long, or you’re down the slope into the large pond.
Hole 12, Par 4
This hole utilizes the existing tree grove to the right as the turning point. The shot should be aimed at the bunker and grass depressions on the left so you are not blocked out by the trees on the right. The green is protected by four bunkers, left and right.
Hole 13, Par 3
This short shotter requires a deftly placed tee ball that avoids the pond, the depression in the front of the green, and the bunker to the right and back of the green. If the pin is located in the depression, it takes even a more skilled shot to find this small area of putting surface.
Hole 14, Par 5
One of the prettiest holes and most natural on the course. This tee shot needs to be placed between the large Oaks on the right and the bunkers on the left. The 2nd shot also needs to be placed between the bunker on the right and the trees on the left. the third shot needs to avoid the large bunker left and two bunkers on the right, landing on the correct level of the two-tiered putting surface.
Hole 15, Par 4
The first of Cypress Creek’s “Amen Corner”. This par 4 allows for a generous landing area for your tee ball. You must avoid a pond to the right and the wetlands to the left, but their is about 100 yards in between. Your 2nd shot must cross the wetland area to an island green, guarded by a bunker front left and back right.
Hole 16, Par 3
Although the primary tees require a wetland crossing of only about 100 yards, the back tee (four tournament purposes only will require a 200 yard carry that must avoid the large bunker left and back of the green. There is a substantial bail out area to the right, allowing the player an opportunity to up-and-down it for his par.
Hole 17, Par 4
One of the single toughest par 4s on the course, which requires a big carry over the wetland area, avoiding bunkers front left and behind. Three bunkers on the right side of the fairway are not only directional, but come into play for an errant shot. A bunker guards the front left of the green, and allows for a bail out to the right.
Hole 18, Par 5
This is a true, reachable in two par 5 finishing hole. Your tee shot must be accurately placed to avoid the three bunkers on the left, and the large Sycamore on the right. If you are going for it in two, you must “thread the needle” between the Pines at the 2nd landing area, and avoid the large waste bunker on the right and sand bunkers on the left and back right.