Highland Springs Municipal Golf Course Hole by Hole - 8th Hole

Highland Springs Municipal Golf Course, Illinois

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Strategic Summary: The 8th hole at Highland Springs Municipal Golf Course is a challenging par 3 with varying distances depending on teebox type. With no water hazards and minimal bunkers, players should focus on precise ball placement to avoid the large green area and aim for an optimal approach shot to secure a low score. In terms of weather, players should take into consideration the altitude and potential wind conditions during each season when selecting their club choice.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 3

Distance: 194 yards

Handicap: 17

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

Club Recommendations

High Handicapper: For high handicappers, the 8th hole at Highland Springs Municipal Golf Course is best approached with caution. With a distance of 200+ yards from the tee box and minimal bunkers on the course, players should focus on hitting straight shots to avoid any potential hazards. The large green area also provides ample opportunity for players to aim for an optimal approach shot. However, be mindful of wind conditions as they can greatly impact ball flight at this altitude.

Mid Handicapper: As a mid handicapper, you have a bit more room for error on the 8th hole at Highland Springs Municipal Golf Course. With distances ranging from 159-230 yards depending on your teebox choice, it's important to select the right club based on weather conditions and altitude. Aim for precise ball placement to avoid any potential trouble areas such as green side bunkers or fairway bunkers.

Low Handicapper: For low handicappers looking to make eagles on par 5s like this one, precision is key. With drives averaging over 280 yards, you have the advantage of reaching closer to the pin off your first shot. Take into consideration any wind or temperature changes that may affect your club selection and aim for an accurate approach shot onto this large green area.

Altitude Impact: At Highland Springs Municipal Golf Course in Rock Island, Illinois where elevation sits around sea level (600 feet), there should not be much noticeable difference in ball flight due to altitude alone.

Weather Impact: During summer months expect warm temperatures with occasional gusty winds coming off nearby rivers which could impact ball flight slightly but nothing too significant.

During fall months temperatures will start dropping causing some minor effects in distance control so keep an eye out when selecting clubs.

As winter approaches colder temps will become more frequent making it essential for golfers playing during these times take extra care when selecting clubs.

In springtime warmer weather returns making it easier for golfers to focus on their game without worrying about wind or temperature affecting their shots.

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

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