Caves Valley Golf Club Hole by Hole - 1st Hole

Caves Valley Golf Club, Maryland

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Hole 1 at Caves Valley Golf Club is a 459-yard, par 4 from the Championship tees. This hole features a slight dogleg left with an approximate fairway width of 43 yards and no water hazards. There are 6 bunkers on this hole, but none located greenside. The green area measures 12713 square feet, making it one of the larger greens on the course.

The weather in Owings Mills can vary greatly throughout each season - during summer months temperatures may reach over 90 degrees Fahrenheit while winter months often drop below freezing. Altitude and wind conditions can also affect ball flight distance so golfers should keep these factors in mind when selecting clubs for their tee shot and approach shots to Hole 1. A golfer who hits a driver ~217 yards, 7 iron ~140 yards and pitching wedge ~120 yards could consider using either a driver or 3 wood off the tee depending on altitude/wind conditions followed by an 8 iron or 9 iron for their approach shot into the green from 140-160 yards out (depending again on altitude/wind).

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 4

Distance: 404 yards

Handicap: 11

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Slight dogleg

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

Club Recommendations

For those golfers who are more conservative with their tee shot, a 3 wood or hybrid off the tee followed by an 8 iron for approach should provide a good chance of making par. The key is to stay away from the bunkers that can be found on both sides of the fairway and aim towards the center of this wide 43-yard fairway. This will give you plenty of room to work with when selecting your club for your approach shot into one of Caves Valley Golf Club's larger greens.

Finally, it is important to remember that while there are no water hazards on Hole 1, wind conditions can still play a factor in ball flight distance so golfers should take time during their pre-shot routine to assess how they want to attack each hole and select clubs accordingly.

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

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