Yellowstone Country Club Hole by Hole - 2nd Hole

Yellowstone Country Club, Montana

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Welcome to Hole 2 at Yellowstone Country Club, located in Billings, Montana. This par 4 hole is a true test of skill and strategy for golfers of all levels.

From the championship tees, this hole measures 394 yards in distance with a slight dogleg left curvature. The fairway width is approximately 29 yards wide, providing some room for error off the tee but still requiring accuracy to avoid potential hazards.

The green area on this hole spans over 8,800 square feet and is relatively flat with subtle undulations. However, don't let its size fool you - there are three strategically placed bunkers that come into play on this hole. These greenside bunkers make up only 1% of the total bunker count on the course but require careful consideration when approaching the green.

When it comes to club selection off the tee, keep in mind that Yellowstone Country Club sits at an elevation of approximately 3,200 feet above sea level. This means your ball will travel slightly farther than usual due to thinner air. With that in mind, I recommend using a driver for most players as it has an average carry distance of around 217 yards according to our inferred data and statistics.

For your approach shot onto the green which measures over 8,800 square feet in size from front-to-back and side-to-side (depending upon pin placement), I suggest using either a mid-iron or long iron depending on individual player's strengths or weaknesses; however be aware that wind conditions can greatly impact ball flight so take note during each season played here as well as what direction winds typically blow throughout them by referencing local weather forecasts prior to teeing off.

Overall difficulty rating: Moderate

Seasonal notes:

Spring: Mild temperatures with occasional gusts of wind.

Summer: Hot temperatures with little wind.

Fall: Cool temperatures with moderate winds.

Winter: Cold temperatures with strong winds possible.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 394 yards

Handicap: 11

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

Playing tips:

1. Take advantage of the wider fairway and use a driver off the tee to maximize distance.

2. Keep in mind the elevation at Yellowstone Country Club and adjust your club selection accordingly, as thinner air will result in longer shots.

3. Aim for the center of the fairway to avoid potential hazards on both sides.

4. Pay attention to wind conditions, especially during fall and winter seasons, as they can greatly impact ball flight.

5. Use a mid or long iron for your approach shot onto the green, depending on individual strengths and weaknesses.

6. Be aware of pin placement when choosing your approach shot club, as this large green offers various options for different pin locations.

7. Avoid getting too aggressive with your shots around greenside bunkers - it is better to play safe and aim for the middle of the green rather than risk landing in a bunker.

8. Take note of seasonal temperatures when playing this hole - hot summers may require more hydration breaks while cold winters may call for extra layers of clothing to stay warm.

9. Practice reading subtle undulations on this relatively flat green before teeing off to get a feel for its slopes and breaks.

10. Remember that accuracy is key on this par 4 hole - strategize each shot carefully and don't be afraid to play conservative if necessary.

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

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