Encinitas Ranch Golf Course Hole by Hole - 18th Hole

Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, California

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Hole 18 at Encinitas Ranch Golf Course is a par 5, measuring 495 yards from the championship tees and 470 yards from the men's tees. It is rated as a handicap 3 hole for both tee boxes. The fairway has a slight dogleg left shape, with an approximate width of 42 yards, so accuracy off the tee will be key in order to set up your approach shot into this large green that measures 9458 square feet. There are 6 bunkers on this hole, with 4% of them located greenside - making sure you avoid those will be essential if you want to make birdie or better here.

This hole can play differently depending on what season it is due to local weather conditions: during summer months temperatures tend to stay higher and winds usually come out of the south-southwest; while winter months generally bring cooler temperatures and more northerly winds. Altitude plays an important role too since Encinitas sits at about 400 ft above sea level which makes ball flights lower than normal compared to other courses in California.

Given its length (495/470 yards) and layout, hitting driver off the tee might not always be necessary but having one long enough club could help get close enough for an easy wedge shot into the green - ideally around 217/190 yards respectively with your driver/3 wood – otherwise layup short of any trouble areas using something like a 7 iron (~140 yds). Once you're on the green you'll have some tricky putts thanks to its size so reading them correctly should give you a good chance at making birdie or better!

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 5

Distance: 495 yards

Handicap: 3

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Slight dogleg

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

Club Recommendations

Playing Tips:

1. Accuracy off the tee is key - make sure to hit your driver or 3 wood straight and avoid any trouble areas in order to set up a good approach shot into the green.

2. Depending on weather conditions, you may not need to hit driver off the tee every time - consider laying up short of any trouble spots with something like a 7 iron (~140 yards).

3. The green is large so read your putts carefully in order to give yourself a chance at making birdie or better!

4. Take altitude into account when selecting clubs as ball flights will be lower than normal due to Encinitas sitting at about 400 ft above sea level.

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

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