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Las Colinas Country Club Hole by Hole - 3rd Hole

Las Colinas Country Club, Texas

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Welcome to Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas! As the #1 ranked PGA Tour Golfer's caddy and course strategist, I am here to provide you with hole descriptions and strategies for each of our challenging holes. Let's start with Hole 3.

Hole 3 is a Par 5 that measures at 521 yards from the Championship tees. With a handicap of 13, this hole may seem intimidating at first glance but don't let that discourage you. This hole offers plenty of opportunities for birdies and even eagle if played strategically.

The tee shot on Hole 3 is crucial as it sets up your approach to the green. The fairway width is approximately 37 yards, so accuracy off the tee is important. For an average golfer who hits their driver around 217 yards, I recommend aiming towards the left side of the fairway as there is a slight dogleg left on this hole. This will give you a better angle for your second shot.

Speaking of second shots, depending on your distance and club selection, you can either lay up or go for it in two shots. If you choose to lay up, aim towards the right side of the fairway to avoid any trouble near the green. However, if you have enough distance and are feeling confident with your long irons or woods, then go ahead and take a risk by going for it in two shots.

Now onto approaching the green - there are five bunkers scattered throughout this hole but only one greenside bunker which makes up only about 2% of total bunkers on this hole (meaning they are not much concern). Therefore, focus more on hitting an accurate approach shot rather than avoiding bunkers.

The green area measures at a spacious 9366 square feet so make sure to pay attention to pin placement when making your approach shot decision. And keep in mind that Las Colinas Country Club sits at an altitude of 204 feet above sea level, so take into account how the ball may fly differently compared to other courses you have played.

In terms of weather, Las Colinas Country Club experiences hot and humid summers with temperatures reaching up to 100°F. In the fall and spring, temperatures range from mid-60s to low 80s. And in the winter months, temperatures can drop down to around 40°F. Wind is also a factor here as it can pick up during certain seasons which may impact your club selection and shot strategy.

Overall, Hole 3 at Las Colinas Country Club offers a challenging yet rewarding experience for golfers of all levels. With strategic tee shots and approach shots, this hole can be conquered with ease. Good luck on your round!

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 5

Distance: 521 yards

Handicap: 13

Green Area:

9366

Approx Fairway Width:

37

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

2

Bunker Count:

5

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

1. Tee shot: Aim towards the left side of the fairway to give yourself a better angle for your second shot.

2. Second shot: Depending on distance and club selection, consider laying up towards the right side of the fairway or going for it in two shots if you have enough distance and confidence with long irons or woods.

3. Approach shot: Focus on accuracy rather than avoiding bunkers as there is only one greenside bunker to worry about.

4. Green area: Pay attention to pin placement as the green measures at a spacious 9366 square feet.

5. Altitude and weather considerations: Take into account how altitude may impact ball flight, as well as possible hot and humid conditions during summer months and potential wind during certain seasons.

6. Overall strategy: With strategic tee shots and approach shots, this challenging hole can be conquered with ease by golfers of all levels.

Remember, always stay focused and confident in your abilities while playing this hole at Las Colinas Country Club! Good luck!

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

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