Tips from the Pros

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Hole #1

An accurate tee shot is required to miss the fairway bunkers on the left and right side, as well as an accurate approach shot in order to hit a well bunkered green.

Hole #2

Great golf hole, this dog leg right should not be underestimated.  Because the fairway slopes into the hazard, golfers who try to cut the corner are either blocked by trees on their second shot or find themselves hunting for their ball in the hazard.  Play the ball down the middle of the fairway to leave yourself a good angle to the pin.

Hole #3

Drinks anyone?  This is our most popular par 3 for Hole-In-Ones.  Having the correct yardage is a must.

Hole #4

A slight dog leg right, but don’t try to cut the corner or else you’ll find yourself in a series of fairway bunkers that stretch down the right side of the hole.

Hole #5

This is the shortest par 4 for the men and the women.  A fairway metal off the tee, followed by a mid to short iron should surely result in a birdie for most golfers. Beware of the back left pin position.

Hole #6

Watch out folks!  This hole could be the hardest hole in Hillsborough County.  A hard dog leg left that requires a long drive off the tee, only to leave you 200 yards to the middle.  Avoid the bunkers that are 30 yards short of the green.

Hole #7

Drive it on the correct line and go for it in two might make sense.  Take off too much and you’ll be sure to re-tee.  The green is very long and riddled with undulation; three-putts are not uncommon.

Hole #8

A gorgeous par 3.  The wind swirls on this hole, and golfers should favor the left side.

Hole #9

Of all the par fives at Cheval, this hole requires the straightest drive.  Keep it in play off the tee and golfers can reach this green in two.

Hole #10

Hole 10 begins a stretch of difficult holes.  This lengthy par five demands three accurate shots in order to hit the green in regulation.  Out-of-bounds and lateral water hazard stretches all the way down the fairway from tee to green.

Hole #11

This dog leg right is challenging for all skill levels.  Stay clear of the water that runs all the way down the right side of the fairway.  Golfers should hit it at least 220 yards off the tee to allow a clear shot to the green.  Golfers who hit it short of that will be blocked by trees.

Hole #12

This straightaway par four has bunkers down the left side of the fairway and a cluster of bunkers short of the green.  Being able to hit a high lofted shot into this green is a huge advantage, as the green is small and shallow.

Hole #13

This is the longest par 3 on the course.  Forget the pin, just hit the center of the green, two-putt and head to the next tee.

Hole #14

A long and challenging golf hole.  This fairway has a large landing area and is a must to hit.  Hitting from the short grass is important when trying to reach this hole in two.  Water and bunkers also come into play when hitting into the green.

Hole #15

Hole 15 is the shortest par three on the course.  The green is small and elevated and most shots that miss the green kick hard down the slope of green and end up in the water that surrounds this hole on the left and right side.

Hole #16

Second to the last par five of the day. Definitely reachable in two for bigger hitters, but requires a precise second shot as the green is protected by trees on the left and out-of-bounds to the right.  This hole bottle necks starting around 110 yards from the green.  Players laying up should not get too greedy.

Hole #17

The most challenging par three on the course from every set of tees. The only place to miss the green is to the right, as water short of the green wraps around the left side all the way to the back of the green.  Birdies are rare on this hole.

Hole #18

This hole is the definition of risk/reward.  Keep your tee shot short of the water off the tee, and then decide your play.  Go for the green in two, which is a forced carry over water, or play it safe down the left side of the hole and rely on your short irons for a good score.