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Circling Raven Golf Club At Coeur D'Alene Casino Hole by Hole - 1st Hole

Circling Raven Golf Club At Coeur D'Alene Casino, Idaho

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Welcome to the first hole at Circling Raven Golf Club At Coeur D'Alene Casino in Worley, Idaho. This par 5 offers a challenging start to your round with a slight dogleg left and water running along the entire left side of the fairway. The distance from the championship tees is 513 yards, making it one of the longer holes on the course.

As you approach this hole, keep in mind that altitude and temperature can impact your ball flight. The average elevation of this area is around 2,500 feet above sea level and temperatures can vary greatly throughout the year. In warmer months, you may experience less resistance from air density which could result in increased distance on your shots. However, colder weather may have an opposite effect.

Off the tee, I recommend using a driver for most players as it will provide enough distance to reach or get close to reaching this green in two shots. With an average drive of 217 yards for our golfer, they should aim for landing their tee shot between 230-250 yards off the tee box for optimal positioning.

The fairway width here is generous at about 54 yards but be aware that there are two bunkers strategically placed near where most drives would land so accuracy is key off the tee. As we mentioned earlier, water runs along much of this hole's left side so be sure to aim towards or slightly right of center on your drive.

For your second shot (or third if you're trying to lay up), I suggest using a mid-to-long iron like a seven iron which should leave you with approximately another seven iron or pitching wedge into this large green complex measuring roughly 15,600 square feet.

There are no greenside bunkers on this hole but do note that there are some scattered throughout other areas near and around this green so precision will still be important when approaching it from any angle.

Overall difficulty rating: Moderate. With a handicap of 7, this hole is relatively straightforward but can become more challenging if you find yourself in the water or bunkers. Keep your shots accurate and aim for the center of the fairway to give yourself the best chance at scoring well on this opening hole. Good luck!

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 5

Distance: 513 yards

Handicap: 7

Green Area:

15600

Approx Fairway Width:

54

Has Water:

True

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

0

Bunker Count:

2

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

1. Take note of the altitude and temperature: As mentioned, altitude and temperature can greatly impact your ball flight on this hole. Be aware of these factors and adjust your club selection accordingly.

2. Use a driver off the tee: With a distance of 513 yards from the championship tees, using a driver will give you enough distance to reach or get close to reaching the green in two shots.

3. Aim for optimal positioning: With an average drive of 217 yards, aim for landing your tee shot between 230-250 yards off the tee box for ideal positioning.

4. Accuracy is key: The fairway width may be generous at about 54 yards, but there are strategically placed bunkers that could catch errant drives. Aim for accuracy over distance off the tee.

5. Avoid water hazards: Water runs along most of this hole's left side, so make sure to aim towards or slightly right of center on your drive to avoid it.

6. Consider laying up on second shot: If you're not confident in hitting the green in two shots, consider laying up with a mid-to-long iron like a seven iron for better positioning on your approach shot.

7. Precision is important when approaching green: While there are no greenside bunkers on this hole, there are some scattered throughout other areas near and around the green complex. Make sure to hit accurate shots when approaching from any angle.

8. Keep an eye out for changing weather conditions: Remember that colder weather may decrease air density and result in shorter distances while warmer weather may increase distances due to less resistance from air density.

9.Optimal difficulty rating - Moderate (for handicap level 7): This hole is relatively straightforward but can become more challenging if you find yourself in water hazards or bunkers. Focus on accuracy over power and aim for scoring well rather than trying risky shots.

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

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