Pinnacle Peak Country Club Hole by Hole - 1st Hole

Pinnacle Peak Country Club, Arizona

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The first hole at Pinnacle Peak Country Club is a challenging par 5 with a slight dogleg left. With water and four bunkers to avoid, strategy should focus on precise ball placement and avoiding risky shots in order to achieve the best possible score. The high altitude of Scottsdale may impact ball flight, so adjusting club selection accordingly will be key for success throughout all seasons.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 5

Distance: 555 yards

Handicap: 9

Green Area:


Approx Fairway Width:


Has Water:



Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:


Bunker Count:



Some fairway bunkers, with the majority (51%) strategically placed around the area.

Club Recommendations

High Handicapper:

The first hole at Pinnacle Peak Country Club may seem daunting, but with careful strategy and smart decision-making, it can be conquered. With a drive of around 200 yards, aim for the right side of the fairway to avoid the water on the left. From there, a well-placed second shot will set you up for a comfortable approach to the green. Keep in mind that this hole is a slight dogleg left, so make sure to adjust your aim accordingly. The high altitude of Scottsdale may affect your ball flight, so consider using one club less than usual when approaching the green.

Medium Handicapper:

For medium handicappers looking to score well on this challenging par 5, precision is key. A solid drive of around 230 yards should put you in good position for your second shot. Aim for the center or slightly right side of the fairway to avoid any bunkers and set yourself up for an approach shot that avoids both water and bunkers surrounding the green. Remember that this hole has a slight dogleg left, so take advantage by aiming towards it rather than trying to cut off too much distance.

Low Handicapper:

As always, low handicappers are looking for every opportunity to make eagles on par 5s like this one at Pinnacle Peak Country Club. With drives consistently reaching over 280 yards or more, they have an advantage here if they play smartly and strategically. For optimal scoring chances on this hole, aim towards or just left of center off the tee box as there are four bunkers scattered throughout which could prove costly if found with their long drives from these tee boxes.

Weather Conditions:

In Scottsdale's desert climate during summer months (June-September), temperatures can reach upwards of 110 degrees Fahrenheit which means balls will fly further due to air density being lower at higher altitudes; keep in mind when selecting clubs. In winter months (December-February), temperatures are cooler and may affect ball flight, so take this into consideration when making club selections. Wind can also play a factor in any season, especially during springtime which is known for high winds in the desert.


No matter your handicap or the tee box you're playing from on this first hole at Pinnacle Peak Country Club, precision and smart decision-making will be key to scoring well. Keep an eye out for water hazards and bunkers throughout the hole, as they could prove costly if not avoided. And with Scottsdale's high altitude potentially affecting ball flight, make sure to adjust your club selection accordingly for optimal results. Good luck!

"The most important shot in golf is the next one."
- Ben Hogan

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