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Hole 18 - Par 5
|Yardage: 484 | 468 | 442 | 382|
One of the great closing holes in the Lower Mainland, Richmond’s eighteenth provides plenty of excitement from both the players and the spectators point of view. A three shot par 5 that is reachable in two requires chess-like strategy if you are going to try and steal a birdie or even settle for your par.
The tree-lined fairway provides a natural chute to play through with a fairway bunker on the right side ready to catch a wayward drive. Longer hitters will try to hit the fairway beyond that bunker leaving an approach of 200 yards. The average player will play a lay-up shot of 175 yards to leave a third shot of just under 100 yards.
The green is well protected on the front left by two penal bunkers. It has a distinct mound running through the green leaving putts from the wrong side as a definite challenge. Also a challenge, are any misjudged approach shots over the green. Shots that are not stopped, run the risk of going into the lateral ditch deep below the level of the putting surface. Whatever happens, watching it unfold from the vantage of the Clubhouse balcony gives the spectator a wonderful view back down a spectacular golf hole.
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R.C.G.A. and C.L.G.A. Rules govern all play except as modified below.
Out of Bounds
A ball lying outside property fences or white stakes.
Defined by yellow stakes. Penalty - one stroke.
Lateral Water Hazards
Defined by red stakes. Penalty - one stroke.
Roadways and Walkways
A ball coming to rest on any roadway or walkway except at back of Hole No. 9, may be lifted and dropped no nearer the hole except in a hazard. No penalty.
Replace divots or repair with supplied sand/ seed mix. Keep all power and pull carts behind white lines.