Estuary - Hole #1 - 397 YardsThis medium-length par-4 may prove more difficult than it appears. There are no fairway bunkers but a unique pine was saved on the right side of the fairway about 230 yards from the back tees. Threading the needle between this tree and the wetlands that winds along the left side of the hole will allow the player to be more aggressive on the approach shot. The green is tucked along the corner of the wetland with two greenside bunkers collecting approach shots that bail out to the right.
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Estuary - Hole #2 - 179 YardsSimply put, a solid par-3! It’s not overly long but a middle iron is required to a moderately sloped green that is well protected by deep, treacherous bunkers and one of the largest oaks in all of Florida. A tier bisects the front portion of the green from the back, but there is a “backboard” at the rear of the green that can be used to one’s advantage, especially to a back pin.
Estuary - Hole #3 - 560 YardsThis is a large hole but par or better can be achieved. The fairway is huge and a drive that nestles between the steep-walled bunkers on the right and the grove of oak trees on the left is where you want to be! Options await the second shot with a pond lurking on the right and bunkers to the left. The green sits ominously close to this same pond. Three good shots should find the green!
Estuary - Hole #4 - 388 YardsThis par-4, within the natural setting of the back water of the Manatee River, may test some nerves. The fairway runs adjacent to a pond along the left side of the landing area. The sea of sand at the back of the landing area makes the green appear to be floating on an island. Bailing out from the pond forces the player to carry more of the bunker than a drive that challenges the water. Par is a great score on what could become the most memorable hole on the golf course.
Estuary - Hole #5 - 233 Yards This beast par-3 is the longest on the course! The large green is saddled with a “coffin” bunker on the right and a back left bunker that is hidden. The green is open in front to allow a long iron or wood to run onto the green surface. There is a wetland that meanders to the front and left of the green, but there is plenty of room to miss the green and still save par.
Estuary - Hole #6 - 444 YardsThere’s plenty of room to let the shaft out on this medium-long par-4, but be careful of the large oak tree that directs the tee shot to the left or right side of the hole. The options from the tee make this a wonderful golf hole. A pinpoint iron is required to find the small, oval-shaped green guarded by a wetland on the right and bunkers on the left. The fairway landing area is probably the largest on the course, but anything up the left side will be blocked out by the cascading ridge that bisects the second half of the hole.
Estuary - Hole #7 - 442 YardsThe large landing area is broken up with two sets of “eyeballs” looking back at you. Avoiding these randomly placed bunkers is crucial to carrying the sliver of wetland on the approach shot to the green. The swales, on the left and right, highlight the pedestal green framed by a beautiful backdrop of mature pines, oaks, and palms. The sixteenth is one of the most beautiful holes on the course!
Estuary - Hole #8 - 425 YardsThis par-4 is certainly no pushover. Although the yardage indicates it’s shorter than its two predecessors, it’s typically into the wind, so hit it hard! A big drive needs to hover near the pond, beyond the long bunker that is located on the left between the pond and fairway landing area. A bunker protects the foreground of the green, deceptively making the green appear closer than it truly is. This small green has several strategic cupping areas that require precision in the approach shot to achieve par. Bogey is a good score if the wind is blowing.
Estuary - Hole #9 - 532 Yards Don’t be right! The largest of all the ponds on the course runs the entire length of the hole. The 150-foot wide fairway bottlenecks beyond the landing area between a large cross bunker and the pond. Carrying the cross bunker will afford the player a perfect view down into the uniquely shaped, rectangular green. An “L” shaped rectangular bunker fits harmoniously into the front left corner of the green. The cup is still a circle, so birdie is definitely possible!
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