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Hole Layouts and Tips

  • #1

    #1

    Outward Right
    At 420 yards, this medium-length, dogleg-right plays along a gentle slope to a remarkable green site. The inside corner of the dogleg is guarded by several bunkers carved into the par-4's natural contour. A large hollow short and left of the putting surface helps to create individuality, deception and beauty.
  • #2

    #2

    Mind the Gap
    This 431-yard par-4 lies perfectly on the right-to-left sloping terrain. After a drive that negotiates a gentle turn to the left, the approach must clear a meandering creek that angles its way across the line of play. By design, the creek is 10-15 yards short of the green, on the left. On the right, it guards the raised, undulating putting surface more closely.
  • #3

    #3

    All of Texas
    A sweeping par-5 of 603 yards, the third plays across an enormous swath of land along the property's highest points. Take a moment to drink in the long, dramatic views of Central Texas before picking a line of play amid the landforms and random bunkering which dot the generous fairway on this stunning, strategic, three-shot hole.
  • #4

    #4

    Peak-A-Boo
    This deceptive par-3 of 233 yards plays downhill to a green site partially hidden by a long, broad ridge that begins near the tees. Two bunkers are cut into the beginning of this ridge, near the forward tees, to accentuate the illusory nature of the challenge. A mammoth greenside bunker fits naturally below the green on the right, so don't be short.
  • #5

    #5

    Through the Trees
    At 594 yards, this is another testing, three-shot hole. From a spacious first landing area, players look down to a second landing area framed by several of the biggest, most beautiful oaks on the property. A deep manicured ravine crosses the fairway near the front of the green which lies within a broad semi-circle of mature oak and cedar elm. All these trees are to be avoided, especially the unique leaning oak which guards the front right entrance to this comma-shaped green.
  • #6

    #6

    Cascades
    This 166-yard par-3 may be the Wolfdancer's signature hole. Accuracy is a must to make par. The smallish green is framed by bunkers right and a serene cascading waterfall left. Simply spectacular. Don't miss it.
  • #7

    #7

    Two Oaks
    This short par-4 can make or break your front nine. At just 337 yards, a tee shot that navigates the two towering oaks within the fairway will yield an approach to the desired portion of a devilish green. However, an errant tee shot won't do on this tight hole. And a gorge guards the green, so don't be short.
  • #8

    #8

    Bigmouth
    Here again, a testing par-4 lies that comfortably on dramatic terrain. The angling slope - from right to left in the dogleg area - creates a natural turn to this 483-yard brute. The tee shot must be positioned right center, away from the enormous fairway bunker at left, affording a clear view into this awesome green site: a plateau benched into the hillside and fronted by a broad swale. Par is a fine achievement here.
  • #9

    #9

    Slingshot
    This 428-yard hole is another par-4 that takes full advantage of the site's natural features. The hole turns left at the dogleg, as the fairway slings itself around a broad hillside. The green sits at the terminus of a ridge that frames the outside of the dogleg. The front right section of this green is hidden by the ridge. The ideal approach is just over the fronting bunker, allowing the ridge to feed your ball onto the putting surface.
  • #10

    #10

    Mack’s Hole
    This medium-length par-4 (401 yards) is cut from a forest. Positioning off the tee is important, lest the bordering trees impede your approach, especially from the right rough. A good drive should land close to the large oak in the back-left portion of the landing area. From this point the ball will feed down the slope to the center of the fairway, where an unfettered approach to a beautiful green awaits.
  • #11

    #11

    Boomerang
    Another wonderful, short par-4 that fits the terrain like a glove. At 345 yards, the direct route on this sharp dogleg left is the risky route. A creek cuts across the fairway landing area, creating a classic risk/reward opportunity from the tee. Several bunkers are cut into the creek bank, but the two bunkers randomly placed in the fairway’s center are your safest targets. The green is tucked into a narrow, flat area adjacent to the same creek you see from the tee.
  • #12

    #12

    Top of the World
    Prepare to thread the eye of the needle. Who can pass through with par? This par-3 is the jewel, the most dramatic hole so far, with its 180º views looking down on the remainder of the course, the river, the resort and the distant horizon. One wants to be accurate on this 155 yard hole. Not long. Not left, nor right. Just accurate.
  • #13

    #13

    Around the Corner
    The thirteenth is the first of the lower holes that play within the Colorado River corridor. Framed by large, stately pecan trees, this 470-yard par-4 plays to an elevated green which is an extension of the hillside that borders the right side from tee to green. A bunker appears to guard the green closely but don’t be fooled. In reality, it’s 20 yards short of the putting surface. Challenge it and you’ll be rewarded with the prospect of putting on a deceptive green.
  • #14

    #14

    Waters Crossing
    The Wolfdancer features three par-5s in excess of 580 yards, but the 586-yard fourteenth is the only one with a green set beside water. To reach the putting surface safely, avoid the pecan trees — especially the large one left of the first landing area. And mind the pond, which creeps up into the second landing area.
  • #15

    #15

    Narrow Pecan
    Let it rip here. An aggressive tee shot over the pecans has a chance to threaten the green on this memorable hole that measures only 333 yards. Most golfers enjoy short par-4s. This hole sets a new standard for the genre. The corner on this gentle dogleg is easily cut. The green is small and raised up. Two good, aggressive shots and a birdie chance awaits.
  • #16

    #16

    Random Long
    One of the hallmarks of outstanding courses is the pattern of holes, or the relationship between one hole and the next. Here the very short fifteenth is followed by the gargantuan sixteenth. Both are par-4s. However, sixteen is some 150 yards longer (478) and your score here may well depend on how well you play around the green. For most players, the third shot will be the true approach.
  • #17

    #17

    On the Bluff
    At 207 yards, this par-3 will intimidate even the finest long-iron players. The green, guarded left by two bunkers, hangs on the edge of the steep hillside which falls down to the Colorado River. The views are remarkable, the test supreme. A terrific hole that lays groundwork for the Wolfdancer’s crescendo.
  • #18

    #18

    Up the River
    This dramatic closing par-5, measuring 535 yards, is picturesque and strategic. The home hole is framed by the river on the right and pecans on the left. A unique, narrow trench bunker runs down the right side, warning golfers to keep their drives away from the river hazard. Big hitters can reach this green in two, but beware the small green and the ever-present Colorado at right. Conservative players will find the second landing area bisected by a ridge speckled with random bunkers. Golfers can play it safe, left of the ridge, and leave themselves a semi-blind approach — over the ridge — to a small green. Or they can challenge the right side, and the river, leaving a short, unimpeded pitch.

575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road
Lost Pines, TX 78612
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