General Manager Patrick Wilkinson and his daughter, Rachel, are back again to offer a playing tour of this back-nine beauty of a hole, the par-4 No. 17. You’ll enjoy the tee-to-green aerial perspective we provide, as well as Patrick’s tips on how best to play this hole!
Hello, I’m Patrick Wilkinson, general manager here at Diamondback Golf Course, and today we are out here on Hole No. 17. It’s a par four that plays 389 yards from all the way back. We’re going to play from about 365 yards today. It’s slight dogleg right with a little water on the right, and a little out of bounds on the left.
Your ideal tee shot for this hole is to hit it straight down the middle. You long hitters, if you hit it right, you’re going to find the water and catch the water that’s on the right-hand side. Like I said, hit a shot straight down the middle of the fairway and you’ll be in perfect position from about 150 to 140 yards out, leaving you a pretty nice second shot into a green that is well receptive left with water and right with a bunker.
The 17th green is a rather large green, but it’s kind of unique because it slopes both through the front and the back. When your approach shot comes in you have to be careful with the bunker that’s on the front left and in the water that surrounds three quarters of the green. Precision is at a premium here, and also you want to get it close to the flag. Don’t leave it short because you’re going to be in trouble if you do.
I hope that you enjoyed today’s lesson on how to get around the hole at Diamondback Golf Course. For more information, please contact us at (843) 756-3264 or on our website at playdiamondbackgolf.com. We’re open year-round and we’d love to have you. When you come in, tell us you saw us on the video and we’ll help you out a little bit and give you a few more pointers on the remaining holes at Diamondback. Look forward to seeing you soon!