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Hole #3

Layout of Hole 3

Layout of Hole 3

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Hole # 3: Par 4, 349 Yds.

Hole 3 FairwayHole 3 Green
Fairway of Hole 3Green of Hole 3

Pro's Advice: A short Par 4 where a cautious par will look better than a brave bogey. This is a level fairway BUT needs a good first stroke to position yourself for the shorter shot after a sharp and narrow dogleg to the left. Place your shot to the right, close to the first trap, to avoid the hillside to the left for your second shot - a true hazard and very hard to play off. A shorter shot reaches this green but a small bunker guards the front grabbing any too short shot. But, be careful not to be long either on the second shot - blue sky behind the pin is indicative of a steep hill behind this green - it is very hard to get back up again if you go over, and a birdie is a rare accomplishment here.

Naturalist's Advice: These woods are covered with natural sedge grass, which grows naturally in shaded maple stands. A "no mow" grass hillside on your left is mowed only once a month or so and is full of wildflowers. This hole has an enticing view from the perched green over the expansive large, inland sedge swamp (you will play across this on #12). The lone, little white pine in the center is like Charlie Brown's Christmas tree - it hasn't grown in living memory! This swamp is effectively bottomless - we have tested it to 30 ft. This yellow swamp grass was used to feed the horses when the logger came through here in the winters of the late 1880's - they walked on "swamp skis" to scythe and collect the fodder for winter. On our first warm late March evenings this swamp sings loudly with the "peepers": a noise, around dusk, that traditionally announces the end of making maple syrup - time to pull the taps out of the trees. The syrup season is over when the sap loses its sweetness.

 
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