Olympia Fields Country Club (North Course) Hole by Hole - 1st Hole

Olympia Fields Country Club (North Course), Illinois

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Hole 1 at Olympia Fields Country Club (North Course) is a par 5, measuring 560 yards from the championship tees. It is a slight dogleg left with an approximate fairway width of 34 yards and seven bunkers scattered throughout. The green area measures 12529 sq ft and has three percent of its total surface covered by greenside bunkers. This hole can be challenging in all four seasons due to the wind coming off Lake Michigan, which can affect ball flight conditions on your tee shot as well as approach shots into the green.

For most golfers, this hole requires two good shots to reach in regulation; your best bet would be to hit a long drive down the middle of the fairway leaving you with an easier second shot into the green. From there, depending on how far away you are from the pin, consider using either a 7 iron or pitching wedge for your approach shot.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 5

Distance: 560 yards

Handicap: 15

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

To maximize your chances of success on this hole, focus on accuracy rather than power. Aim for the middle of the fairway with your tee shot and stay away from the bunkers that are scattered along the left side. Keep in mind that wind conditions can change quickly so adjust accordingly to ensure you have a good lie for your second shot. When approaching the green, make sure you select a club that will give you enough distance to clear any hazards or bunkers surrounding it but not too much distance where you run into trouble if there is an unexpected gust of wind. Finally, be aware of how large and undulating this green is; choose a spot near the pin and commit to it as best as possible before executing your stroke.

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

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