The first hole eases you into the challenges which await! A short dogleg left, #1 demands an accurate tee shot. Your approach is into a large green which slopes from front to back. This green can be very quick – especially if you are above the hole.
The second hole will test you to see if you are loosened up! Measuring 420 yards from the white tees, this straight, narrow par four demands length off the tee as well as an accurate uphill second to a small flat green.
The third hole is a demanding 198 yards from the white tees and 224 yards from the blue markers. All uphill and falling to the right, your tee shot should favor the left side of the large green.
This ninety degree dogleg left requires a well positioned tee shot of approximately 225 yards. Depending on your drive, you are left with a mid iron to a green which slopes back to front.
Culbertson’s newest hole, opened in 1999, is a challenging dog leg right par 4. The tee shot needs to be placed between two fairway grass bunkers which leaves a mid iron to a two tiered green which goes away from you to the left.
The par five sixth is the former #5 from a new set of tees, which makes it over 500 yards and a slight dogleg left. Now a legitimate three shot hole, the green is separated by a ridge which runs from front right to back left.
This hole is one all golfers remember after playing Culbertson Hills. Formerly #6, the seventh hole requires an accurate tee shot of 200 yards from the white tees and 250 yards from the blues. A well placed tee shot will leave you with a 120 to 160 yard second over water to a green protected by trees and rough. Formerly the #1 handicap hole (now #3), you can quench your thirst after you putt out at the concession stand located between the seventh green and eighth tee.
The final par three on the front side measures 150-187 yards depending on the tee placement. Guarded by a pond well short, trees to the left, and a lateral hazard to the right, a par here is a great score.
The ninth hole is now rated the hardest hole Culbertson Hills has to offer. Measuring 587 uphill yards to a green protected by a large pond, this hole requires both power and accuracy. Both your tee shot and second need to be long and straight to set you up with a short to medium iron third. Any misplayed shot leaves the average player with a wood in his hand for the third. Out of bounds the entire left side and behind the green add to it’s difficulty.
Number 10 does not give you a chance to let up. A downhill par four measuring 456 yards from the tips, this hole challenges you to clear the water off the tee and position yourself for a long iron to a large green.
The eleventh hole gives you a taste of the small undulating greens that await you on the back nine. Accuracy, not length, is of utmost importance at the eleventh. Miss the green right, left or over the back and you face a most challenging up and down.
One of two classic risk reward par 5’s on the back nine, #12 requires two or three very straight shots in order to arrive safely on a small green guarded by trees on all sides.
The 13th is another of Culbertson’s tough short holes. A par 3 measuring over 200 yards, this hole’s green is both sloped and undulating. A creek runs across the fairway 30 yards short of the putting surface. Don’t miss this green to right or left, as you’ll face an even harder up and down than at the 11th hole. A par here is a great score!
This relatively short par four is bordered by woods and out of bounds.
Like the short par 5 #12, this par five on the back nine is also reachable in two shots. As you can see, the tee shot is very narrow and a three
The last of Culbertson’s par threes. This hole is not long but a wayward tee shot can leave you in deep grass bunkers on either side of the green. Once on the green, the fun isn’t over. This two tiered green can leave you with a tricky put to save par.
Number 17 is the sternest par 4 on the backside if not the course. After an uphill tee shot with grass bunkers guarding the right and left, you are faced with a small undulating green with a mid to long iron.
Culbertson Hills finishing hole (formerly the 17th) brings you back to the comforts of the clubhouse. Although short in length, this downhill par four challenges one’s iron ability with it’s small green and deep greenside grass bunkers.
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