Crystal Downs Country Club Hole by Hole - 12th Hole

Crystal Downs Country Club, Michigan

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For hole 12 at Crystal Downs Country Club, the best strategy is to aim for the slight dogleg right and avoid the three bunkers on this par 4. The varying distances from different tee boxes allow for flexibility depending on weather conditions, such as altitude or wind, which may impact ball flight. Overall, a well-executed shot will lead to a good chance at birdie or par.

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 4

Distance: 430 yards

Green Area:


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Has Water:



Slight dogleg

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Bunker Count:



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

Club Recommendations

Low Handicapper (280+ yards):

For low handicappers, the key to success on this hole is distance control. With a well-struck drive of 280+ yards, you can easily carry the fairway bunkers and leave yourself with a short iron into the green. The slight dogleg right allows for some room for error off the tee, but be mindful of any wind or altitude changes that may affect your ball flight. Aiming towards the left side of the fairway will give you a better angle into the green and avoid any potential trouble on the right. With only 4% bunker coverage on the green, focus on hitting an accurate approach shot to set up a birdie opportunity.

Mid Handicapper (~230+ yards):

For mid handicappers, positioning off the tee is crucial on this hole. With distances ranging from 385-430 yards depending on tee box selection, it's important to choose one that suits your game and gives you confidence in your driver. Aim for just left of center off the tee to avoid any fairway bunkers and leave yourself with an approach shot between 150-180 yards. Pay attention to weather conditions as they may impact club selection and adjust accordingly.

High Handicapper (~200+ yards):

For high handicappers, playing smart and avoiding mistakes is key here. Choose a conservative target off the tee that avoids all three bunkers while still giving you enough distance to reach in regulation. Don't try to hit too much club if there are strong winds or higher altitudes; instead focus on making solid contact with your most comfortable club choice from around 200 yards out.

Percent of Bunker Coverage:

With only 4% bunker coverage around this large green area at Crystal Downs Country Club's Hole 12, don't let fear of sand traps dictate your strategy too much - especially since none are directly guarding against shots onto it! Instead aim for the center of the green, and if you do miss left or right, a relatively easy up-and-down should still be possible.

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

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