The South Course at Goodwin Park is a 18 hole championship course that plays to a par of 70. The course places a premium on being able to control the golf balls flight and direction. Many holes provide the golfer with options where the level of risk taken can result in a great opportunity or a difficult recovery.
The seventh hole at Goodwin’s South Course is a short par 3 of just 147 yards. However, the green is protected by a pond that will catch any golf ball that is not well struck and hit the proper distance.
Hole #1 491 480 426Goodwin Park Golf Course begins with a straight forward, downhill par 5 that good players hope to make birdie or better in every round. A hazard protects the left side of the hole and forces many players to the right rough or further right. The green is protected by 3 bunkers and shots hit long can find the water on the 7th hole. The undulating fairway near the green provides a challenge as shots running to the green can be steered off line into one of the bunkers. The green is large and funnels towards the front center.
Hole #2 361 322 314The Second Hole provides a very challenging tee shot for every level of golfer. Golfers must decide to play the longer carry over the water to the left of the tree of the shorter carry that brings the fairway bunker into play to the right of the tree. The approach shot from the left side of the fairway offers a good view of the green and bunkers that protect it. A golfer choosing the right route to the hole will have a blind shot into a green that is well protected and sloped.
Hole #3 381 362 332The Third Hole runs along Jordan Lane at the southern edge of the park property. Special care must be taken to avoid the trees on the left, and out of bounds outside the park. There is ample bail out room to the right although a lateral hazard will come into play for shorter hitters. The first of several bunker free holes, the main challenges around the greens are the slopes and rough. Be careful again not to go long or left as the wooded areas are thick and a lost ball is a good possibility.
Hole #4 336 320 275The Fourth Hole is a slight dogleg right. The tee shot is protected by a bunker and wetlands area to the right that forces players to play to the longer left side of the hole. The green is slanted from back right to front left and putts from above the hole can roll out further then expected. A bunker guards that green to the right and a steep slope and hollow area protects it from the left.
Hole #5 340 333 270The Fifth Hole is a 90 degree dogleg left with trees and native grasses protecting the corner of the dogleg. The smart golfer will hit a long iron or fairway wood about 215 yards leaving a 125 yard club into a large flat green. Golfers must avoid the green side bunker to the left and trees long on their approach shot.
Hole #6 311 294 274The sixth hole is a straight away par 4. A pond protects the tee shot on the right side and forces many golfers into the left rough to guard against a double-bogey. The green is well protected with 2 bunkers and drops off sharply at the left and back edge.
Hole #7 147 134 103The seventh hole is the shortest hole on the golf course but provides ample challenge to the experienced and novice golfer. The tee shot must be very specific in distance and direction as water protects the green on 2 sides and left or longer require a delicate short game to save par.
Hole #8 175 153 142The Eighth Hole is a Par 3 to a green that is well protected in the front half. Golfers must avoid 3 bunkers, 2 left and 1 right of the green. The green is mostly flat, but has very subtle contours that can turn a putt off line at the last second.
Hole #9 381 356 315The closing hole of the front nine is a challenging par 4. Uphill to the green the hole plays longer than its short numbered yardage. A tee shot in the fairway will leave the golfer an uphill approach to a raised green where shots short will not generally roll on. The small green is heavily sloped at the back and a blue flag has a lot of break from both sides.
Hole #10 358 330 321This short dogleg right requires good positioning off the tee. Golfers in the correct position will have a short to mid iron that they can take dead aim with. The green slopes severely in the back left corner. Three bunkers must be avoided near the green.
Hole #11 220 210 169The eleventh hole is a long par 3 that requires accuracy and length. Golf shots short right of the green leave a difficult pitch shot to all pin locations. A par on this hole is very good and will definitely improve a golfers entire round.
Hole #12 506 461 358The 12th hole offers a very good opportunity for birdie. Long hitters can start the ball over the big tree on the left and shorten the hole considerably. Approach shots play longer than the yardage as the green is set above the fairway. The green has two tiers and a back pin on the top tier is difficult to get close to.
Hole #13 381 366 354The 13th hole is a straight, down hill par 4. A drive in the fairway will allow a golfer to hit a middle to short iron into a green protected by a bunker on the right.
Hole #14 320 310 300The 14th hole is a straight, uphill par 4. Golfers must avoid the native grass area to the left of the fairway. The approach shot plays a half club to full club longer than the yardage due to the uphill approach. Balls landing short of the green will not bounce onto the surface generally.
Hole #15 163 137 123The 15th hole is a downhill par 3. Greenside bunkers require accurate club selection to hit the green in regulation. One of the bigger greens on the property, lag putting is at a premium if you are not close to the hole.
Hole #16 358 323 281The 16th hole is a narrow, dogleg left, par 4. Golfers must position the ball past the corner of the dogleg to have a good approach to a small two tiered green. Any ball left of the green will bounce further left making for a difficult pitch to save par.
Hole #17 375 350 311The 17th hole is a challenging, straight par 4. An accurate tee shot is required for this narrow fairway. The approach shot must avoid bunkers left and right of the green.
Hole #18 385 358 282The final of your round is a challenging up hill par 4. The drive must find the fairway and will leave a middle to long iron into an elevated green. The green has a lot of slope from back to front and front pins are particularly difficult. In addition, the left side of the green has a separate level that can challenge putting to any pin near the left side.