Hole 1 511*475*465
A tight par 5 starts your round at Prairie Isle. Long hitters can go for the green after a good drive. Beware of the wetlands on the left side. Laid-up second shots should be aimed towards left, green- side bunkers. Placement, not distance, is the key. Hint: Hole is all uphill.
Hole 2 344*339*323
A good drive on this short par 4 leaves you with a medium to high iron, for the second shot, to a green that’s guarded by traps in front and on the right. A pond is hidden in back. The green is large and sharply sloped to the right.
Hole 3 350*344*309
Driving accurately on this tight and rolling fairway is important. Off-fairways hits find a water hazard on the right and moguls/ trees on the left. A good drive leaves a short iron to a long and narrow, uphill green.
Hole 4 349*332*269
This short, dogleg hole demands a perfect tee ball aimed at the corner. This sets up a short, second shot between trees and over a small pond to a steeply, back to front, sloped green.
Hole 5 190*170*149
The redesigned fifth hole is a narrow par 3 over water with a large green, guarded by two sand traps on either side. The green is sharply sloped from back to front and will create putting problems if you’re not very careful. Make sure to use enough club off the tee.
Hole 6 444*424*359
The hole is longer than it looks! From an elevated tee you must avoid the fairway bunkers. The long second shot will be with a fairway wood or iron to a flat, deep green.
Hole 7 564*552*480
This is the number one handicap hole. Distance is a factor, but placement of your drive and second shot is the key to this hole. The large green is elevated and requires an accurate approach shot or the large, left, greenside trap will get your ball.
Hole 8 160*134*114
Prairie Isle’s signature hole is a beautiful, down- hill par 3. The tripled tier tees present a tight shot to a green surrounded by water. A crisply hit iron is a must. Bring your straight shot and camera with you on this picturesque hole!
Hole 9 440*422*360
Turning towards the club-house, the ninth is a long, uphill par 4, demanding a straight drive between two stands of trees. The second shot leaves a long iron or wood to a large, well-trapped green.
Hole 10 518*500*475
A great par 5 starts the second nine. Guarded on the entire left side and back by wet-lands, and a small pond and trees on the right, accuracy is demanded off the tee. Long hitters can gamble to hit over water on the second shot and go for the green, but if you’re short, the ball will find the hazard. Layups on second shots leave a short, easy pitch to the green.
Hole 11 408*386*320
Wetlands on the left, trees on the right and a dogleg uphill identifies the 11th hole. Start with a center cut drive and you’re left with a medium to long iron to Prairie Isle’s larg- est, 3-level green. Three- putting is easily scored here.
Hole 12 374*360*325
The 12th hole is tight and tree-lined, with a rolling fairway that is severely sloped from right to left You must hit a long drive placed on the right side if you want to remain on the short grass. A good drive places you approximately 150 yards from a green that runs downhill, back to front. The 12th hole may be the prettiest hole on the course, but also one of the toughest!
Hole 13 408*380*322
Unlucky 13th? Not if your drive off the elevated tee is long and in the fairway. Your second shot, using a medium iron, will look down at a large, steeply downhill green. Try to keep below the hole when hitting to this green.
Hole 14 325*300*218
Short and tight! A slight fade is required off the tee, out of the chutes, to a narrow par 4. Well trapped, downhill and tight, this is a real birdie hole if you’re in the fairway. Big hitters can try to drive the green!
Hole 15 162*139*90
A medium length par 3, the entire carry is over a rock-lined pond making club selection very important. You are hitting to a green that slopes sharply right to left and back to front.
Hole 16 374*362*307
Number 16 is a slight dogleg left. Offline drives can be OB left or locked in trees on the right. Big hitters must be aware of two ponds out 270 yards on right center. You’re left with a short second shot to a narrow, but deep green.
Hole 17 175*140*86
The last of Prairie Isle’s par 3’s looks down from an elevated tee. The green is guarded by a pond on the right side. A severely sloped, downhill green makes putting on this hole very tricky. Wind can be a lot of trouble with your tee shots.
Hole 18 505*496*467
The home-hole is a double dogleg, long par 5, with OB right and tree-lined left on the drive. (A kidney shaped trap is placed on the right fair- way to catch the long hitters.) The second shot demands accuracy. The target is to hit past a huge hickory tree at the dog-leg. corner. Your third shot is uphill to an elevated green. Well-played shots can be rewarded with a birdie.