Best of Delaware (#3) 2018, 2019


    (In the Past 12 months as of 1/1/2020)
 

 
    

The practice facility consists of a full length driving range with seven elevated greens, three large turf tee areas, and artificial mats with built in tees. A putting green and separate chipping/pitching green with bunkers are also available.
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The Plantation Lakes golf experience begins with a short Par 4, but don’t let the length fool you. A water hazard to carry off the tee and a deep bunker along the left side of the hole presents the need for a precise tee shot. A drive favoring the right side of the fairway will give you a short approach shot for a nice chance at birdie.

Black
320
Blue
302
White
289
Gold
277
Red
197

A long, strong Par 4 that begins a tough 3-hole stretch where par is a premium. It has water on the right side following you the entire length of the hole. A generous landing area will allow you to get all you can from your drive. Your long approach shot gives you an option to run the ball up to a narrow green if you choose. A generous landing area left and short is there to avoid the trouble right of the green.

Black
471
Blue
446
White
415
Gold
384
Red
346

The more you can bite off, the shorter the approach, but here's the catch: The easier approach is from the right side. Drive it down the middle, play a little left of the pin on your middle iron or hybrid to have a chance at birdie. Par is a great score here.

Black
447
Blue
424
White
416
Gold
392
Red
362

The longest Par 3 on the course, and certainly the toughest. Surrounded by water, an almost perfect shot with a long iron or hybrid is needed to make a par. Make sure you check the wind before choosing your club because if you under estimate the distance, you will certainly be wet. Once on the green, an easy two putt is not always guaranteed. A par here could put you well ahead of your playing partners.

Black
216
Blue
193
White
145
Gold
129
Red
89

A risk-reward tee shot will determine how easy your approach shot will be to this Par 5. A perfect drive just right of the left fairway bunker will leave you with a simple layup shot or you can try to have a go at the green with a fairway wood. The riskier drive over the left bunker could leave you with a mid to long iron into the green. Out of bounds left and water reachable through the fairway for the longer hitters make the tee shot a premium. If you choose wisely, birdie is yours for the taking.

Black
522
Blue
495
White
448
Gold
419
Red
395

A large waste bunker to carry and a perfectly placed bunker in the middle of the fairway will make you choose to play it safe and lay up short, or take a chance with your driver. A drive up the right hand side will give you a short, wide-open look at a birdie while staying short of the bunker gives you a flatter lie but a restricted view of the flag. Avoid the deep bunker behind the green.

Black
325
Blue
302
White
277
Gold
246
Red
232

Another great risk-reward Par 5 at Plantation Lakes. This hole will be a good test with a lot of options. An aggressive tee shot opens up the possibility of eagle while a thinker’s smart layup brings birdie into the equation. An aggressive tee shot between the bunkers left and water to the right should give you a good shot to go for eagle. An accurate approach shot is necessary with sand and a pond guarding the green.

Black
510
Blue
481
White
467
Gold
433
Red
394

A great short Par 3 that will challenge all players. Choosing the right club is essential in hitting the green that hugs the pond the entire way. The wind will swirl in this wetlands opening so the right choice is crucial for a nice chance at birdie.

Black
148
Blue
142
White
125
Gold
105
Red
96

An elevated tee shot around the trees awaits you on #9. A gentle dogleg left that features a waste bunker running up the entire left side put a premium on a good tee shot down the middle. Your second shot will dare you to attack a back pin but look out for the trouble just over the green. The green slopes from front to back so a front hole location will require a precise, well thought out shot to be close.

Black
350
Blue
336
White
323
Gold
301
Red
175

The back nine starts with a short par 4 that gently doglegs against natural wooded wetlands. A Unique leaner tree off the tee puts a premium on a straight tee shot. The severely sloped green is heavily guarded by several large bunkers with out-of-bounds lurking just over the green. Smart play can leave a good look at birdie.

Black
320
Blue
287
White
278
Gold
254
Red
219

A visually intimidating look to an elevated green awaits you across Betts Pond. Set against a wooded wetland on the left, the green sits atop a natural knoll and is protected by two tall trees right and two very imposing bunkers. It’s a charming little hole with plenty of bite!

Black
157
Blue
141
White
126
Gold
111
Red
92

Sitting on sandy soils, the 12th hole reintroduces the waste areas found on the front nine. Successfully challenge the lake on the right and you will be rewarded with an unobstructed view of a wildly entertaining punch bowl green.

Black
376
Blue
348
White
312
Gold
286
Red
263

The longest of Plantation Lakes’ par 5’s, the 13th hole checks in at 546 yards. It weaves its way through the waste areas before culminating at a small tabletop green tucked behind a knob. Aggressive play on the 2nd rewards a clear view of the green.

Black
546
Blue
510
White
483
Gold
442
Red
374

At 493 yards, this dogleg right is the longest of the par 4’s. An intimidating waste area anchors the right side but a shorter approach and improved angle awaits the player who successfully challenges it. Par is a good score here.

Black
493
Blue
454
White
419
Gold
384
Red
354

This mid-length par 3 plays to a Reverse Redan green that pitches heavily from front left to back right. Play your tee shot into the front left knob and watch it feed to a back right pin position behind the deep greenside bunker.

Black
185
Blue
175
White
146
Gold
117
Red
86

The main defense on #16 is the unique Biarritz green. Extended collars draped over rolling ground surround the green and provide numerous options off the tee. Hole location and approach angle can determine if you walk away with a 3 or something bigger.

Black
320
Blue
293
White
269
Gold
240
Red
205

The home stretch brings you to #17, a lengthy par 4 that compliments the shorter 16th and 18th. Off the tee, avoid the hollow left and waste area right and a straightforward approach to a catcher’s mitt green with bunker right awaits.

Black
442
Blue
409
White
378
Gold
344
Red
315

The closing hole at Plantation Lakes is a tempting risk-reward finish. The hole weaves its way between bunkers and a waste area right finishing hard against the water. Successfully carry the left bunkers off the tee and you will be rewarded with a straight forward shot to a long narrow green. Those willing to risk going for it in two will be required to hit a precise shot with a narrow margin for error. It’s a great finish to a wonderfully fun golf course.

Black
513
Blue
495
White
466
Gold
430
Red
395