Overlooked by a magnificent fieldstone chalet, in the heart of nature, the Owl’s Head championship-calibre golf course lies at the base of the mountain. It offers an unforgettable experience to golfers of all levels, from novices to longtime enthusiasts of the sport.
From the tee of this hole while descending, do not be distracted by the magnificent landscape and make sure to leave your tee shot in the fairly wide fairway and thus avoid the stream to the left and the sandpits on the right. It is better to be short rather than long for the approach shot on the green as it is slightly raised and well guarded by two sand traps.
The very wide fairway of this short, uphill par-four allows for free launching off the tee. For the upward approach shot, one or two more sticks should be provided and favor the right side of this wide but shallow green and thus avoid the deep sand pits on the left
The narrowness of this raised green and the continual influence of the wind calls for precision on this par three. For this downhill hole, you often need a stick less and play it safe by favoring the green front.
Two options: Long hitters can cross the pond aiming for the left corner of the pond and try to reach the green in two strokes on that short par five. The wiser option is a more precise than long tee shot to the left of the pond and a second shot in front of the green for a precise approach to this well-guarded green.
Favor the left side of the fairway on the tee shot for a better angle of attack on the approach shot which will need to be precise on that elevated green flanked by sandpits to its left. Aiming for the center of the green is a good choice on this hole.
Several challenges on this long angled hole: A tee shot long enough to go past the corner of the elbow to make sure you see the green on the second shot. A long, precise approach shot on this two-level green, guarded by sand traps on both sides.
A long tee shot is a risky option as the fairway narrows but can pay off as this green is easily hit in two. A wise option is a tee shot before the pond to the left, a second precise shot down the center of the fairway and an easier approach on that well-guarded green.
Favor the left-center of the fairway on the tee shot to avoid deep sand traps on the right side. Use one or two more sticks for the approach to the green of this ascending hole. Target the left side of the green for a putt up on one of the more difficult greens to negotiate.
Long hitters will be able to pass to the left of the pine in the middle of the fairway and thus have a short approach favoring the left side of this two-tier green. A tee shot to the right of the pine is a less risky option.
This angled hole provides a wide fairway for tee shots that extend past the sandpit in the middle of the hole. This elevated two-level green with a sand trap to the right calls for precision on the approach shot.
Flanked by an off-limit on the right and a pond on the left, this magnificent long hole demands power and precision. Favor the left side of the fairway on your tee shot and the right side of the fairway on your second stroke. The approach to the very narrow green, guarded by pits on each side, also requires a lot of precision.
The tee shot from this short distance angled hole must cross a pond. Long hitters will be tempted by the risky but rewarding option of crossing a greater distance over the pond to approach the green. With a more conservative tee shot, the approach stroke will still be short and conducive to attacking the flag.
The scenery of the final hole should not make you lose your concentration in order to meet the great challenge of one of the most beautiful holes in golf. All uphill and from a good distance, the hole calls for a power tee shot on the right side of the fairway to avoid the deep sandpits to the left. The second shot also requires power with one or two more sticks to hit the three-level green. Avoid going long on the approach to make sure you have a putt as you climb onto one of the more difficult greens to negotiate.