Course Tour/Overview
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Course Layout
General Information
Dutch Hollow members and customers include Golfers from Auburn, Camillus, Marcellus, Manlius, Moravia, Skaneateles, and Syracuse. An expanded members tournament schedule has been well received featuring Captain and Crew, Best Ball, and Scotch formats.
Our weekly Couples Friday night get together offers an opportunity for couples to meet and enjoy an evening of fine Golf and fine dining. Dutch Hollow also has a full service bar, and restaurant facilities. We can host parties as well as serve Golfers and outings.
Designed by Wilfred S. Hall, whose credits include Oswego, Thendara, and Sodus, the Golf course measures 6,500 yards from the blue tees and plays to a par 71, with a slope rating of 120.
With an irrigation system covering each green, tee, and fairway, the course is maintained at a very high standard of quality and provides an enjoyable test for every level of Golfing skill.
Hole #1
The view here is from the left of the green. Off the tee, a long tee shot will give you a chance to go for the green in two. You must however avoid the pond right of the fairway in the landing area, then place an exacting second shot over a pond, (that you see in the picture,) in front of the green. If you are too long, you are then faced with a difficult downhill chip or pitch onto a green that slopes very fast back toward the pond.
Blue: 478
White: 442
Gold: 435
Red: 425
Par (Blue & White): 5
Par (Gold & Red): 5
Handicap: 8
Hole #2
This view, from the White Tee, reveals a dogleg right. A huge pond lurks to the right of the tree line, catching any slicing or fading shot that does not have enough carry to clear the trees. Out of bounds is on the left. The smart shot is a drive down the middle, to a huge green that slopes from back to front.
Blue: 419
White: 351
Gold: 331
Red: 286
Par (Blue & White): 4
Par (Gold & Red): 4
Handicap: 14
Hole #3
The third hole demands accuracy off the tee. Dutch Hollow Brook crosses the entire width of the fairway at approximately 190 yards off the tee. A hill and treeline to the right, and a hazard and giant willow tree to the left provide another demand for accuracy for anyone trying to "thread the needle" off the tee. An inverted saucer shaped green again demands a skillful shot to get the ball close to the hole.
Blue: 334
White: 326
Gold: 320
Red: 283
Par (Blue & White): 4
Par (Gold & Red): 4
Handicap: 12
Hole #4
Dutch Hollow Brook guards the front of the green, with another giant willow just off to the right. The hazard circles the green to the left. This hole demands accuracy as well as correct judgment of distance on the tee shot. Out of bounds well behind the green can be reached if a tee shot hits the downslope. One of the best par 3s in Central New York, a par on #4 is a proud accomplishment.
Blue: 180
White: 168
Gold: 143
Red: 110
Par (Blue & White): 3
Par (Gold & Red): 3
Handicap: 6
Hole #5
The view here is from the landing area about 250 yards off the White Tee, and 175 yards from the green. A high ball hitter can get the ball over the trees, and have a chance for eagle. A shot hit a little thin or too low will find the trees and hazard to the left; and a layup that goes too far right will present a third shot that will be blocked by the trees. One of the many "ultimate risk and reward" shots that you will find at Dutch Hollow, hole #5 is a short par 5, but your score can easily be double that if your shots are not accurate.
Blue: 476
White: 424
Gold: 324
Red: 320
Par (Blue & White): 5
Par (Gold & Red): 4
Handicap: 10
Hole #6
A long par three of over 200 yards from the back tee, your tee shot must negotiate trees both right and left of a narrow passageway that forms a chute to the green. Your shot must carry the full yardage to the green, which is elevated and slopes from back to front. A push or a hook is likely to hit the branches that overhang the opening through the middle in front of the tee. Hole #6 is one of the long par 3s at Dutch Hollow.
Blue: 200
White: 177
Gold: 165
Red: 140
Par (Blue & White): 3
Par (Gold & Red): 3
Handicap: 16
Hole #7
This view from the green looking back toward the tee gives a look at one of the Dutch Hollow "signature holes. Your tee shot must be placed in the opening between the trees. From the tee, if you go too far right you are faced with a difficult shot over the trees that get higher every year. Go too far left and you must play a hooking shot around the trees to a green that again slopes from back to front and toward the left. If you miss the green, your chip shot requires imagination and a delicate touch to get the ball close to the hole.
Blue: 404
White: 367
Gold: 302
Red: 301
Par (Blue & White): 4
Par (Gold & Red): 4
Handicap: 2
Hole #8
This view is from the rough way left, and shows the green off in the distance above the dogleg. The fairway is rolling, and a shot too far offline to the right will find the in-course out of bounds. High grass left often gives no other option but the stroke and distance penalty. Hole #8 is reachable in two with two well struck Golf shots. But missing the green on either side, or to the rear will leave a very difficult pitch or chip to a slanted green. Pick your shots well here,or par will be hard to make.
Blue: 558
White: 512
Gold: 435
Red: 427
Par (Blue & White): 5
Par (Gold & Red): 5
Handicap: 4
Hole #9
This medium length up-hill par 3 usually plays against the prevailing winds. Depending on the winds, you can use any club from a 3 or 4 iron, to a 7, 8, or 9 iron. There is not much room to miss the green short or to the right, as any wayward shot will roll down a severely sloping bank. If your tee shot is too long, you will be chipping from rough to a fast downhill green. A shot missed to the left often finds itself under a well placed, mature evergreen. Accuracy and distance are key at #9. A par here is well earned.
Blue: 169
White: 158
Gold: 133
Red: 123
Par (Blue & White): 3
Par (Gold & Red): 3
Handicap: 18
Hole #10
The ideal tee shot is a slight fade hit just to the left of the evergreen trees in the center of the picture. The fairway presents a dogleg right, with a hazard along the right tree line. If you pull your shot left, the approach to a smallish green will be longer than you want. A good drive as described above will usually leave you with a short iron or wedge to the hole. This picture gives you a good view of what lies ahead, though you wont see this view from the tee.
Blue: 368
White: 356
Gold: 350
Red: 285
Par (Blue & White): 4
Par (Gold & Red): 4
Handicap: 13
Hole #11
What you see here is the view of the green from the top of the landing area. The tee shot is straight out to a generous fairway. If you can get it out there far enough, your drive will hit the downslope and give you some extra yards. The approach is to a difficult green, with a tough recovery for any shot that goes long, left, or right.
Blue: 405
White: 388
Gold: 405
Red: 388
Par (Blue & White): 4
Par (Gold & Red): 5
Handicap: 5
Hole #12
Another of Dutch Hollows signature holes, #12 is close to the ultimate "risk and reward" hole. The view here is from behind the landing area. From the tee, the player has the option of hitting a high drive over the trees. This shot must carry 260-270 yards, to land up in front of the green. The smart play is a mid iron over the hill that you will see from the tee. Aim at the bridge, and the ball will roll down into the flat, leaving a mid to short iron to a green that slopes from back to front and toward the creek on the left. Once on the green, a delicate putting touch is required to get the ball in two putt range. Birdie here is a real accomplishment.
Blue: 375
White: 334
Gold: 308
Red: 288
Par (Blue & White): 4
Par (Gold & Red): 4
Handicap: 3
Hole #13
A strong dogleg right, this hole requires a power fade off the tee. A tee shot that hooks or goes left will leave a very long second shot to a smallish green with out-of-bounds behind and to the right of the green. A pushed second shot leaves you with stroke and distance or a very tough recovery. Hitting this green in regulation requires accuracy and distance control.
Blue: 414
White: 390
Gold: 330
Red: 320
Par (Blue & White): 4
Par (Gold & Red): 4
Handicap: 11
Hole #14
This picture shows the hole from behind the Blue Tees. A shot of 165-170 yards is required to get to the center of the green. You must hit your tee shot solid, as trees lurk on the right or left, and a hazard in the front. If you miss the green, recovery is difficult. The green here is sloped heavily from back to front. If you go over the green, your chip shot back to the hole must be played with delicate hands. A solid par 3.
Blue: 165
White: 153
Gold: 125
Red: 100
Par (Blue & White): 3
Par (Gold & Red): 3
Handicap: 17
Hole #15
The longest of the par 5s, #15 is a dogleg left, with a split fairway to accept the tee shot. You must carry at least 260 yards to get to the pine trees in the middle of the split fairway. Depending on the wind conditions, you can reach the green in two with two monster shots, or you can hit driver , 3-wood, long iron. The wind is always blowing on #15, lending to the diverse character of this 1st handicap hole. Beware that a hooked tee shot or iron along the way will get leave you out-of-bounds on the left. The green is fast from back to front.
Blue: 578
White: 578
Gold: 498
Red: 496
Par (Blue & White): 5
Par (Gold & Red): 5
Handicap: 1
Hole #16
Another of Dutch Hollows long par 3s, this uphill hole plays longer than the yardage indicates. Use more club than you think you need. If your tee shot is short, you will either be chipping, or playing from either of two bunkers on the sides of the green. #16 is a long, difficult, straight forward par three.
Blue: 208
White: 181
Gold: 155
Red: 140
Par (Blue & White): 3
Par (Gold & Red): 3
Handicap: 9
Hole #17
A dogleg left, #17 requires a draw off the tee. The picture shows the green from past the dogleg. If you drive it right, you are faced with a long approach over a bunker to a green that slopes from back to front and from right to left. The best angle to get to the pin is from the left side of the fairway. Getting there requires a skillful tee shot.
Blue: 397
White: 385
Gold: 326
Red: 315
Par (Blue & White): 4
Par (Gold & Red): 4
Handicap: 7
Hole #18
This finishing hole is a straight away par 4. The best angle to the green is from the right of the fairway. A drive left will find the rough, giving a tough short iron over a pair of bunkers to a smallish green. A hooked tee shot may put you out of bounds. If you can play a bump and run shot from the right of the rairway, you can get the ball close. A high iron will also land softly. #18 is a difficult to read green with many subtle variations in the way the putt will roll. Do not be fooled by the short length of the hole. You must play well here to finish well.
Blue: 400
White: 328
Gold: 293
Red: 286
Par (Blue & White): 4
Par (Gold & Red): 4
Handicap: 15