Myrtue course 2017-06-16T11:07:13+00:00
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Local rules for rounds played on the Myrtue course:

Markings:
White stakes: out of bounds
Yellow stakes: water hazard
Red stakes: lateral water hazard
Blue stakes: ground under repair
Blue stakes with black tops: ground under repair – play prohibited
Information and reference signs, 150 m markings and yellow, red and blue stakes are immovable obstructions. Rule 24-2.
All roads and paths are integral parts of the course.
For all rounds played on Esbjerg Golf Club’s courses, unless otherwise stated in the conditions of competition, a player may get information on the distance by using an instrument that only measures the distance. If a player, during a stipulated round, uses a rangefinder which is designed to indicate or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. slope, wind speed, temperature, etc.), this is in breach of Rule 14-3, and the player will be disqualified, regardless of whether he has used these functions or not.

Temporary markings and boundaries are immovable obstructions. Relief under Rule 24-2.
Penalties for violation of rules under the Rules of Golf.
DGU / USGA Course Rating and Slope System is used with permission from the United States Golf Association (USGA)

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How to play:

The first hole on the Myrtue course is a slight dogleg-left hole that can feel narrow in the drive. A slice is at risk of ending up in the trees on the right side. Aim at the left side of the fairway because this side is more forgiving for the long hitters, since the trees on the left end abruptly after 160 meters from tee 57/59. After that, there is a large open grass area where you’ll have access to the green.
The green slopes from back to front and is without undulations.

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How to play:

A slice in the drive may end up in the trees, or block a direct shot to the green. Aim at the left side of the fairway, but be aware that there is a tongue of semi-rough / rough around 160 metres from tee 57.
The distance to the hole location can be a little difficult to assess because the green area lies on the same level as the fairway. Use the distance markers or your electronic rangefinder.
The green is divided into two plateaus that go from front right to back left.

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How to play:

Aim at the left side of the fairway in the drive to avoid the two fairway bunkers. The second shot can be played defensively to a position about 100 metres from the green, or you can hit it as far as you can, thereby risking, however, that a third shot from the left side will be blocked by tall trees, or that the ball lands in the thicket on the right, from where the ball will almost certainly be unplayable.

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How to play:

Either the drive must carry the lake, or you can play defensively with an iron short of the lake. Aiming at the narrow semi-rough area between the lake and the row of trees on the right is a high-risk strategy.
From the lake it goes uphill to the green, so much so that it is impossible to see the green in the second shot. Therefore use distance markers or an electronic rangefinder to get the right distance.
Across, the green is divided into two plateaus of a roughly similar size.

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How to play:

The best landing area in the drive is towards the left fairway bunker. Hereby the pin position will be visible most of the time. A drive towards the right fairway bunker will give a blind, yet manageable shot to the green. The green is large and flat, and if the pin position is not visible from the fairway, the safe shot is hitting it too far.

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How to play:

A long par 3 that for most players requires a driver, fairway wood or rescue club from the tee.
The two green bunkers are located roughly equidistantly from the tee, and the best thing is therefore planning to hit the back half of the green. As the green slopes from back to front, the risk of hitting it too far is not that big.

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How to play:

This hole is a relatively simple par 5 with a double fairway in the latter two thirds of the hole. A par still demands consideration especially in the second shot, though.
From the tee box or in the second shot, you must choose your direction of play.
If you choose the left fairway, it may mean that you will have to hit the second shot over the central clump of trees. It may be a good idea not to hit a fairway wood or long iron.
If you choose the right ride, the second shot ought to be played defensively. It is better to end up in one of the two fairway bunkers than in the rough along the right side. The landing area is not visible, so you should avoid hitting it too far. And a third shot from the semi-rough over the outermost trees by the green and the green bunker involves a risk.

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How to play:

A short hole with a very narrow fairway, and thus a challenge in the drive. The fairway is encircled by scrub and trees on both sides, which means difficult lies and often a lost ball on errant tee shots. A fairway wood or an iron off the tee is the right choice, but the tee shot must be done with full concentration and confidence.

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How to play:

Accuracy is more important than length on this par 3, especially if the pin position is in the back half of the green. Avoid ending up in the trees both left and right of the green bunkers, as there are very few options of making a good drop.
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How to play:

A short par 4 with a very wide fairway and a friendly green design.
Aim at the right green bunker in the drive. The most important thing is to avoid the waste area in the drive, which often involves a tough lie.
The green slopes heavily from back to front, and the approach shot should not cause problems.

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How to play:

A long par 4 towards the west, which is why the wind is often against. In the landing area of the drive, there is a hollow with semi-rough on the left. The ball is playable here, though. The best thing is to aim for the narrow fairway passage in the right half of the fairway.
The shot to the green must land on the green to get close to the pin, but must not be too long, as the area immediately behind the green is scrub and trees.

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How to play:

A manageable par 4, where the bunkers should be the only obstacles to be avoided. It is wise to pay attention to the pin position already in the drive.
Aim at the right side of the fairway in the drive, especially when the pin is placed in the left part of the green.
The approach shot should be played defensively because a shot that it too long will end up in the thicket behind the green. The front fringe area tends to be quite hard, with the risk that the ball jumps or rolls towards the back of the green or beyond.
The undulations of the green will not give many straight putts.

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How to play:

Depending on the wind direction, a good drive can be hit over the row of trees. If you aim at the last tree in the row right of the fairway, there are about 45 metres to the fairway bunker on the left side of the fairway. The rough along the right side of the fairway may be tough and involve a difficult lie.
The green is very large and without major undulations.

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How to play:

A manageable par 5 with a wide fairway and a lot of semi-rough on both sides. From the tee, you have a clear view all the way to the green, except for the lake in the hollow on the left side just before the green.
The challenge is the second or third shot, which must be laid up short of the lake. Aim at the right half of the fairway. The approach shot can be played all the way to the pin because the green slopes from back to front.

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How to play:

The green of this par 3 is only partially visible from the tee. It is important to know exactly where the pin is located on the green, also because the green has several plateaus.
Even short putts must be read with care because of many small gradients.

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How to play:

This par 4 measures 353 metres from tee 57. But if you go over the waste area in a straight line towards the green, the hole will play about 80 metres shorter. On the tee, you must therefore decide whether to hit the drive over the waste area or down the fairway on the left. Wind direction and wind speed will have a major impact on this decision. The waste area is rarely raked, so the risk of a poor lie must therefore be taken into account.
When the ball is played over the waste area, you’ll have a relatively easy shot to a green without a lot of undulations.

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How to play:

A long par 3 towards the west with a long narrow green. Precision from the tee is important.
When the pin position is on the back plateau, both length and direction must be precise.

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How to play:

The finishing hole offers challenges, opportunities and risks that can change any match play round. A real risk-and-reward hole. You cannot relax in either the drive, the second, third or possibly fourth shots.
Aim a little to the right of the fairway bunker in the drive. The position of the drive is more important than distance.
Everything from a long iron to a fairway wood can be used in the second shot. The most important thing is to get to a position in the third or fourth shot where you can see the green. A position on the right side of the fairway can lead to big challenges.
If you plan to hit the ball into the corridor to the green, you’ll face the risk of a high score. In the right position, the approach shot is not difficult. Since the green is rather undulating, it is important to get close to the pin.