Hole 1

Detailed Hole Description

This hole is currently in the B position, 393 feet from the tee. Like several other holes on the course, it has funky angles. The first half is sharp downhill, the 2nd half is flatter. The rough all along the right side is very dense, and the patio to the left is out of bounds. The large, stout palm tree two thirds of the way down on the left side is very good at capturing discs, and the fronds can be sharp, so beware!

Tips for Playing the Hole

The opening hole at Turkey Hill is the only one without any official hazard areas in play, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find trouble. Discs that enter the rough along the right will be hard to find, and hard to play from if you do. NOTE: Beginners should walk down and tee from the alternative teeing area as shown on the map.

The massively wide palm tree does a great job blocking access to the B position.

The first objective should be to throw at a downward angle, along the slope of the hill. Until you’re familiar with the hole, play conservative to stay in the fairway. Consider a slower, more controllable disc that will fly and finish straight.

Approach shots to the B position that are too aggressive risk heavy rough behind and along the right of the basket.

finding the next hole

To locate the next hole from anywhere on the course, look for the painted rock in the ground next to any basket; the arrow will point you in the right direction.

Beginner/Novice Tip

Aim down, at the grassy area at the bottom of the slope. From there you’ll have an open line to the right of the large pine tree and palm tree that guard the basket.

Advanced Player Tip

The ideal (RHBH) approach on this tee shot is to use an overstable mid or fairway driver, aim down and straight off the tee (to avoid pulling it early right), and work/flex the disc to the right just enough so it passes the palm tree (which loves to grab discs, remember) on the right then fades left and finishes toward the basket.

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