Very challenging starting hole here at Genesee Valley Golf Course. Do not let the Genesee River influence your shot, the best drive is down the right center which then presents the possibility of hitting the green in two for longer hitters. For shorter hitters, this is a three shot hole and birdie is a good possibility.
This short downhill par 4 is a good chance for birdie with a drive that is kept away from the trees on the right. Hitting 3 wood or long iron off the tee, will still give you the option of hitting a short iron on your approach shot.
Another relatively short par 4 presents a birdie opportunity with a drive that if kept down the left center of the fairway. Water comes into play both left and right of the fairway. Kept your approach shot short because hitting it long will block you out by trees behind the green.
The first of 5 par 3’s is a mid length par 3. The best miss of this green is to the right, as trees come into play on the left.
The shortest of the par 5’s stretches to 500 yards and with a good drive up the right center of the fairway, birdie or even eagle is a good possibility.
Get out your longest iron or even wood for this long par 3 and hold on for the ride! The best miss of this green is either short or left as Out of Bounds comes into play down the right side.
A mid length par 4 awaits you on number 7. The best drive is anywhere in the fairway, as Out of Bounds lines the right side and huge trees line the left.
Another par 4 with the best drive being in the fairway, leaves you with an uphill shot to the green. Drives right of left leave you with a tough shot out of thick rough.
Another long par 3, multi-level green with lots of undulations is what awaits you at the end of the front nine. Tee shots short or left are good bailouts as Out of Bounds lurks down the right side.
This is a great opening hole to our back nine. The longest par 4 at Genesee Valley is no easy feat. A drive down the center leaves you with 150+ yards to the green. Escape with par and you’ll be gaining strokes on the field.
A relatively short dogleg right par 4 is no guaranteed par. The best tee shot would be with a 3 wood or long iron down the left side of the fairway. Anything right is gobbled up by huge trees and allows for no shot to the green.
Anywhere short of this par 3 is a good bailout as right or left leaves you with a tough up and down out of the rough.
The longest of the par 5’s gives you a birdie opportunity with a drive that stays down the right center and a lay up shot anywhere in the fairway.
A drive down the center is the play off the tee. If you need to bailout, the right rough is the play as trees line the left side of the fairway. Take a par here and move on.
A drive down the right side of the fairway leaves you with a 3 wood to the green and a possible eagle chance. Get a birdie here to help offset the next hole.
The tightest driving hole needs a drive that is down the right center of the fairway. Any wayward tee shot is in the trees and leaves you with no shot to the green. Get par and be happy!
Coming down the final stretch to the shortest par 4 requires a tee shot that is shaped from left to right. Left of this fairway could present some tree trouble. The best bailout would be to the right. It’s a birdie paradise on this one!
The finishing hole is the shortest par 3. Any miss of this green should be short or long as trees hug the left side and the courses lone bunker guards the right.