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Las Colinas Country Club Hole by Hole - 13th Hole

Las Colinas Country Club, Texas

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Welcome to Las Colinas Country Club, home of the #1 ranked PGA Tour Golfer in the world. As his trusted caddy and course strategist, I am here to provide you with expert advice on how to approach each hole for optimal scoring.

Hole 13 is a challenging Par 3 with a distance of 155 yards from the Championship tees. This hole has a handicap of 18, making it one of the more difficult holes on the course. The Pro, Men's and Women's tee boxes offer distances of 135 yards, 110 yards and 100 yards respectively.

The green area measures at a spacious 8629 sq ft but don't be fooled by its size - this green is well-guarded by three bunkers strategically placed around it. However, only two percent of these bunkers are greenside which means that there is more room for error off the tee.

When approaching this hole, take into consideration your average ball flight conditions based on local weather across all four seasons. Irving, Texas experiences hot summers and mild winters with occasional gusts of wind throughout the year. Altitude may also impact your ball flight as Las Colinas Country Club sits at an elevation of approximately 500 feet above sea level.

For those who hit their driver an average distance of ~217 yards off the tee, I recommend using a long iron or hybrid club instead to avoid overshooting the green or ending up in one of those pesky bunkers. If you typically hit your irons shorter than average (7 iron ~140 yds), consider taking an extra club for added accuracy when aiming for this small target.

Once you've successfully landed on the green (hopefully avoiding any water hazards along the way), use caution when putting as this large green offers plenty of undulations that can make reading putts tricky.

In summary, Hole 13 at Las Colinas Country Club requires precision and strategy in order to conquer its challenges. Keep in mind the distance, elevation and weather conditions when selecting your clubs and aim for accuracy over power to secure a successful score on this Par 3. Good luck!

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 3

Distance: 155 yards

Handicap: 18

Green Area:

8629

Approx Fairway Width:

Has Water:

True

Curvature:

Percent Bunkers Near green:

2

Bunker Count:

3

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

Some additional playing tips for Hole 13 at Las Colinas Country Club could include:

- Take note of the pin placement on the green before teeing off, as it can greatly affect your approach shot. Aim for the center of the green if you are unsure.

- Pay attention to any slopes or undulations on the fairway leading up to the green, as they can also impact your ball's trajectory and roll.

- If there is a strong crosswind, consider adjusting your aim slightly to compensate and avoid being blown off course.

- Use a high-lofted club (such as a pitching wedge) if you need more height on your shots in order to carry over any bunkers or hazards.

- Be mindful of any water hazards surrounding the green when selecting your club and aim accordingly. It may be better to play it safe and take an extra club rather than risk ending up in the water.

- If you do end up in one of the greenside bunkers, remember to open up your stance and use a sand wedge with an aggressive swing to get out cleanly.

- Finally, stay calm and focused throughout this challenging hole. Don't let frustration or nerves get in the way - trust in your abilities and stick to a solid game plan.

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

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