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Arrowood Golf Club Hole by Hole - 1st Hole

Arrowood Golf Club, California

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Hole 1 at Arrowood Golf Club is a par 4 with a distance of 416 yards from the championship tees. This hole has a handicap of 5, making it one of the more challenging holes on the course. The tee shot requires accuracy and distance as there are three bunkers strategically placed along the fairway. The slight dogleg right also adds to the difficulty, requiring players to shape their shots accordingly.

The approach shot will be to an elevated green that measures at approximately 9,059 square feet in size. With only three greenside bunkers accounting for just 3% of total bunker coverage on this hole, golfers should feel confident in aiming for and hitting this green in regulation.

When considering club selection for both tee shot and approach, take into account local weather conditions throughout all four seasons at Arrowood Golf Club. Due to its location in Oceanside, California, altitude and temperature may not have much effect on ball flight but wind can play a significant role when trying to hit accurate shots on this hole.

For average golfers who hit a driver around 217 yards off the tee, aiming towards the left side of the fairway would provide enough room for error while still avoiding any potential hazards. From there, using either a long iron or hybrid club could put players in good position for their approach shot.

On average, an approach shot from about 140 yards out would require a mid-iron or possibly even a short iron depending on wind conditions. For those who typically hit pitching wedges around 120 yards, they may need to adjust their club selection accordingly if facing strong headwinds or crosswinds.

Overall, Hole #1 at Arrowood Golf Club sets up as a challenging yet manageable start to your round where strategy and precision will be key factors in achieving success.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 416 yards

Handicap: 5

Green Area:

9059

Approx Fairway Width:

42

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

3

Bunker Count:

3

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

1. Take note of the hole's handicap and strategically plan your shots accordingly.

2. Aim towards the left side of the fairway off the tee to avoid potential hazards.

3. Use a driver for distance, but also consider using a long iron or hybrid club for accuracy on this challenging hole.

4. Pay attention to wind conditions and adjust your club selection accordingly for both tee shot and approach.

5. For average golfers, aim for an approach shot from around 140 yards out with a mid-iron or short iron depending on wind conditions.

6. Be mindful of the elevated green and take enough club to reach it in regulation.

7. Avoid being too aggressive with your approach shot as there are only three greenside bunkers accounting for just 3% of total bunker coverage on this hole.

8. Keep in mind that strategy and precision will be key factors in achieving success on this challenging yet manageable first hole at Arrowood Golf Club.

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

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