Hole By Hole

Hole 1

Hole 1

MEN: Par 4 HCP 15 398 381 362 319 304
WOMEN: Par 4 HCP 15 362 319 304

Pro Tip: The 398-yard, Par 4, 1st Hole Introduces you to the character of Silver Lakes. You begin with a narrow fairway carved out of a mature hard and softwood forest. The layout places a premium on both accuracy and distance. The fairway is guarded by trees along each side and a pair of bunkers along the left. An Accurate tee shot will leave you with a mid-iron approach to a gently sloping, shallow green. The green is well protected by one front and two smaller back side bunkers.

Hole 2

Hole 2

MEN: Par 4 HCP 7 391 340 328 268 252
WOMEN: Par 4 HCP 7 328 268 252

Pro Tip: A controlled tee shot is required on the 391-yard, 2nd hole. The fairway is again protected by forest on both sides. About 100 yards from the pin, the right side of the fairway is taken over by one of the many water hazards to be found on Silver Lakes. Your approach shot must carry over the lake which protects the green. Accuracy is at a premium as the green is also guarded by a bunker on the right and undulating hills on the left and back sides. Out of Bounds looms down the left side of the green.

Hole 3

Hole 3

MEN: Par 3 HCP 17 158 135 130 120 108
WOMEN: Par 3 HCP 17 130 120 108

Pro Tip: The 3rd hole is the first of four Par 3′s you will find at Silver Lakes. Measuring in at only 158 yards, it is also the shortest hole on the golf course. All carry over water, a shallow green awaits on the other side. A precise tee shot is required if you wish to avoid playing your second shot from any one of the three bunkers that guard the front of the green.

Hole 4

Hole 4

MEN: Par 4 HCP 13 407 388 324 314 297
WOMEN: Par 4 HCP 13 324 314 297

Pro Tip: For obvious reasons, selecting a signature hole on this golf course is no easy task. The 407-yard, 4th hole, however, is a worthy candidate. This challenging Par 4 favors those capable of creative shot making off the tee. A draw around a tall cluster of birch trees that jut into the fairway ideally positions you for a mid-iron approach to long and narrow green. Two bunkers closely flank the right side of the pin awaiting those who miss the green by the smallest of margins.

Hole 5

Hole 5

MEN: Par 5 HCP 3 546 510 490 417 408
WOMEN: Par 5 HCP 3 490 417 408

Pro Tip: As the longest hole on the front nine, this 546-yard, Par 5, places a premium on accuracy. Your approach to the green is best from the right side of the fairway as a significant water hazard guards the left side of the fairway and the green. Overshooting the green will make for a difficult par. Watch out for the contoured green.

Hole 6

Hole 6

MEN: Par 4 HCP 5 414 392 357 335 285
WOMEN: Par 4 HCP 5 357 335 285

Pro Tip: The 6th hole is another beautiful Par 4 that extends 414 yards alongside towering white birch trees which lend Silver Lakes that “Carolina-Style” atmosphere so many golfers enjoy. Off the tee, play to the right-centre of the fairway as anything else on this slight dogleg left will leave you with a difficult approach. Care is required for your second shot if the pin is tucked away in the back left corner as it angles away from the player.

Hole 7

Hole 7

MEN: Par 3 HCP 9 204 175 155 117 108
WOMEN: Par 4 HCP 15 155 117 108

Pro Tip: At just 204 yards, the Par 3, 7th hole is deceptive. Off the tee, you are faced with a difficult shot to a narrow green. try to lay up just short of the green, as overshooting the green will make for a difficult par. the back and sides of the green are guarded by bunkers and some difficult lies.

Hole 8

Hole 8

MEN: Par 5 HCP 11 531 492 465 448 369
WOMEN: Par 5 HCP 11 465 448 369

Pro Tip: At 531 yards, this Par 5 starts out with a decision to either attempt a daring drive over the lake, which is a 265 yard carry from the gold tees, or to play it safe, and stay to the fairway on the left. Strategically placed bunkers make for a narrow approach to an angled green.

Hole 9

Hole 9

MEN: Par 4 HCP 1 446 400 387 360 319
WOMEN: Par 4 HCP 1 387 360 319

Pro Tip: Measuring 446 yards, the 9th hole is the longest par 4 on the front nine. it is arguably the most difficult hole on the course. Approximately 200 yards off the tee, a large bunker lurks ominously along the left side of the narrow fairway. From any location, your approach requires a demanding shot as you must avoid a pond and three bunkers that surround the green.

Hole 10

Hole 10

MEN: Par 4 HCP 12 397 380 365 319 308
WOMEN: Par 4 HCP 12 365 319 308

Pro Tip: A 397-yard, par 4, tree-lined fairway featuring a dogleg to the right. Off the tee, watch out for the bunkers placed strategically at the turn of the dogleg, 150 yards from the pin. Your second shot is to a small green guarded by a bunker on the left. The green is difficult to hold as the front slopes away from the back.

Hole 11

Hole 11

MEN: Par 3 HCP 16 203 158 145 125 114
WOMEN: Par 3 HCP 16 145 125 114

Pro Tip: The 11th hole, at 203 yards, at first glance seems to be an easy par 3. However, the entire tree-lined right side of the fairway is out of bounds, and anything left of the fairway brings a water hazard into play. The green looks easy as a lone bunker guards the front right, but par is still challenging as the green, at 38 yards across, is narrow and undulating.

Hole 12

Hole 12

MEN: Par 4 HCP 2 450 425 400 390 336
WOMEN: Par 4 HCP 2 400 390 336

Pro Tip: The 450-yard, 12th hole is particularly infamous as a strong headwind often prevails. As the longest par 4 on the course, this hole demands two excellent shots to reach the green. In addition to being brutally long, the 12th features a well-protected, undulating, rolling green that is often the host of many difficult pin placements.

Hole 13

Hole 13

MEN: Par 4 HCP 18 315 295 275 258 238
WOMEN: Par 4 HCP 18 275 258 238

Pro Tip: At 315 yards, the 13th is a short par 4. Off the tee, avoid the water on the left. To the waters edge, it is 198 yards from the white tees. The second shot is deceptive because the shallow green and surrounding bunkers. Depending on pin placement, your target can be centered on just 32 yards of green between two bunkers guarding the front and back sides.

Hole 14

Hole 14

MEN: Par 5 HCP 4 595 570 542 528 469
WOMEN: Par 5 HCP 4 542 528 469

Pro Tip: The longest hole at Silver Lakes is the mammoth 595-yard, Par 5, 14th hole. A long and accurate drive is required in order to avoid the perils of the aqua range on the left and the out-of-bounds tree line on the right. From beyond the 150-yard marker, the complexion of the hole changes as the fairway converges towards another narrow green flanked on either side by long bunkers.

Hole 15

Hole 15

MEN: Par 4 HCP 14 402 365 338 323 285
WOMEN: Par 4 HCP 14 338 323 285

Pro Tip: Off the tee, this par 4, 402-yard hole, provides an open area to the left for the faint of heart. There are, however, many mounds on the left which makes for a difficult second shot from there. The ideal approach to the green is from the centre of the fairway. The green is small and difficult to hold as it rests on two elevations. A bunker guards the left.

Hole 16

Hole 16

MEN: Par 4 HCP 6 420 410 385 337 326
WOMEN: Par 4 HCP 15 385 337 326

Pro Tip: A great Par 4. At 420 yards, the 16th is best played with a nice, straight drive. This will set you up for your second shot to the green. Your approach must be cautious and well-placed as the green is shallow, elevated, and angled.

Hole 17

Hole 17

MEN: Par 3 HCP 10 205 175 156 133 124
WOMEN: Par 3 HCP 10 156 133 124

Pro Tip: With a wide-open fairway, 205 yards and a large looking green, the 17th looks like an easy par. Don’t be fooled. This is the most difficult par 3 on the course. Play the hole and find out why!

Hole 18

Hole 18

MEN: Par 5 HCP 8 547 520 494 467 442
WOMEN: Par 4 HCP 15 494 467 442

Pro Tip: Measuring 547 yards, the 18th is an excellent Par 5 and an appropriate conclusion to a championship golf course that has pleased and punished many accomplished golfers. The fairway is complicated by bunkers and brush on the left, trees and water on the right. Your approach shots lead you along a tree-lined fairway toward a shallow and well-bunkered green. A well deserved break awaits you in the ranch-style clubhouse overlooking the finishing hole.