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I didn't see a thread on this - so I guess I'll start one.  Looks like Greg Norman is going to play a competitive round for the first time since I believe 2009?  Anyone going to watch?  The course is interesting... Mainly the green complexes.  There is a Par 3, 17th that has what they call a 'half-pipe' in the middle of the green.  Literally.  It looks like a half-pipe that a skateboarder would ride on.... With about a 5ft drop.



Fox Chapel Golf Club
Course Par Value: 70
Course Yardage: 6,710

#18 at Fox Chapel Golf Club

Hole Par Yards
1 4 418

"Away" - The course makes its intentions clear from the start.  This is a thinker's layout.  A long drive down the left center of the slight dog leg will leave the player an approach to a well-protected reverse or "mirror" redan green.

2 5 483

"Punch Bowl" - A roller coaster of a par 5.  The hole's slope limits roll on the drive.  Aim for the evergreen cell tower as the lands contour sends the ball scurrying to the right side.  Crest the hill reveals a classic punch bowl green.  Navigating the hole's bi-level putting surface will prove challenging.

3 3 199

"Eden" - A par 3 over water surrounded by high green side bunkers and back to front sloped putting surface.  As replicated from architects past, no shot can be saved over the green.

4 4 485

"Long" - A lengthy par 4, parallel to the Par 5 second hole, at approximately the same length.  Sloped fairway requires tee shots to the right side portion of the fairway.  Any fairway misses to the left fall into a creek side hazard running alongside the hole.

5 4 342

"Cape" - A short par 4 drawn in by a creek side hazard running along the left side of the hole with two right side fairway bunkers pinching in the hole.  Players will decide how to lay up from the tee box or take a longer club to land over the right side bunker.  The green is drawn into the left side along the creek with bunkers surrounding the front and left side.

6 3 205

"Redan" - Uniquely designed, the reverse redan runs from left to right with a slight downward slide to the back portion of the green. The green is isolated with two lengthy sized bunkers running in parallel directions away from the players.

7 4 295

"Alps" - The Appalachian "Alps" fronting the green tempt the player to hit 3 wood or driver to the left side or over the green.  The shortest par 4 on the course provides players to go for it from the Tee.  A true "Risk, Reward" hole.

8 4 475

"Plateau" - Along with the 4th hole, the 8th is one of the longer holes on the course.  An elevated tee shot to a narrow fairway running right to left.  The second shot requires the most elevation from the course to a "plateaued" green surrounded by treacherous green side bunkers.

9 4 383

"Step" - A downhill fairway running to the left side and front creek with two bunkers positioned on the left and right hand side.  Players have a number of choices as to the proper distance to the green.  The correct player is as far down the fairway as possible to limit a downhill lie shot to the green.  There green is two tiered with the back portion a slither of green for players to play to.

10 4 431

"Corner" - Avoiding the towering oak on the right of the right sided dogleg, players may choose to hit over the forest of trees.  Anything left of center will keep rolling until it finds rough. The huge green puts a premium on club selection.

11 4 408

"Rodgers Field" - Out of bounds on the right, the tee shot is the most narrowed for the players.  From the elevated tee, players may choose to hit a three-wood to keep in play.  The green is extremely small and replicates an island green with towering bunkers.

12 4 450

"Dustpan" - This challenging par 4 requires a tee shot on the right hand portion of the fairway which will roll to the left hand side.  The second shot is to a slightly elevated green surrounded by mounds and distinctive "lion mouth" hump in the middle of the green.

13 4 409

"Springhouse" - A running, left to right fairway requiring tee shots to play on the left side.  Shots to center and right will find a fairway bunker.  Players will be able to land balls short of the bunker or take a driver and play to the left side.  Green is two tiered with hole locations making for precise iron shots.

14 3 156

"Short" - An oasis of green surrounded by a ring of sand.  The shortest par 3 but most difficult to putt with significant swales on the left and right side and an elevated back portion of the green.

15 4 344

"Leven" - Players will have a short iron into the green, coming from a generous fairway off their tee shots.  The putting surface is slightly sloped right to left with an eight foot drop to the right hand side.  The green is hidden by a second Alps in front of the green.

16 4 422

"Raynor's Prize" - A straightaway par 4 of above average length, with yet another roll - inhibiting landing area.  Players will find the green slightly elevated and as one of the bigger greens on the course, shot location will be paramount.

17 3 231

"Biarritz" - The longest par 3 on the course and deepest slope of all Raynor's Biarritz design; separated by a swallowing half-pipe.  At 231 yards, the par 3 will give players shot selection to land their tee shots to portions of green or run the ball through the Biarritz.

18 5 574

"Glade Run" - A par 5 finishing hole with creek side hazard running along the right hand side of the fairway, strategically crossing the fairway for players who have to lay up.  The latter portion of the fairway and green are elevated from the rest of the hole.  The green runs back to front with a decisive break towards the creek.

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