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Rock Creek Recognized by Pacific Northwest Golfer Magazine
Par-4 16th hole selected as one of the ‘Great Holes of the Northwest’
In the November 2018 issue of Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine, the par-4 16th hole at The Club at Rock Creek in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is recognized as one of the “Great Holes of the Northwest,” one of just four holes selected each year by the Northwest’s largest and longest-running golf publication.
This short downhill par-4 can be played anywhere from 283 yards up to 387 yards, and offers the option of playing two different fairways to reach the green. The left fairway is the longer, and safer, route, with a wide landing area in the fairway after hitting a 3-wood or hybrid off the tee, and playing as a dogleg right. But the angle to the green from the left fairway presents significant challenges, with a shallow surface and three bunkers that must be carried.
The right fairway is the shorter route, and although it is a narrow chute through the trees, down by the green there is a generous landing area, leaving only a short pitch to the green. It is worth the gamble, as it is a short second shot, even from a greenside bunker.
Designed by Tom Weiskopf, The Club at Rock Creek opened in 2008 and was renovated in 2012. The club has hosted a U.S. Junior Amateur sectional qualifier the past two years, and will again in 2019. Visit www.clubatrockcreek.com for more information.
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