The 27 Hole Ted Robinson designed course at The Rancho Las Palmas Country Club has been a Rancho Mirage golf favorite for decades. The course is broken into three distinctive nines – West, South and North – with each offering a different playing experience.
North Course Overview
Birdie Bonanza! Bombers Paradise! This player friendly course allows lots of room for the driver to come out and play. With a premium on length and not on accuracy these wide open fairways allow you to attack the pins from everywhere.”
- Travis Way, Head Professional
1. 515 par 5 - This par five plays through a narrow valley up to an elevated green. Hug the hillside on the right-hand side to a favorable bounce off of the hill. The green is about 250 yards from the bridge and is bunkered left with a severe slope running from the front of the green to the right-hand side.
Tip: Err long on your shot to the green otherwise the ball will roll back down the hill.
2. 360 par 4 - A narrow fairway creates a challenge that is perfectly suited for a fairway wood or soft swing with a driver. Both bunkers are on the left-hand side; one bunker on the fairway and the other on the left side of the green.
Tip: Approach the green on the right side of the fairway to avoid the bunker on the left.
3. 345 par 4 - Take aim at the left side of the fairway to avoid the trees and bunker on the right-hand side. Your second shot should be a soft wedge over the water to the middle of the green. The ball tends to run off the back right portion of the green so be careful!
Tip: Steer clear of the tree that hangs over the middle of the fairway on the right, aim left for the easiest approach.
4. 165 yard par 3 - With the addition of the black tees, this hole has become one of the must fun on our course! Err to the left on this hole as a short shot to the right will leave you in the water and a long shot will find your ball in the sand.
Tip: Use a little extra club to carry the water.
5. 540 yard par 5 - Find the fairway between the two bunkers which will leave you with a level spot to hit from. Go for the green or swing for the flat spot on the hill on the other side of the valley. The green is sheltered by bunkers on the left and right.
Tip: The fairway slopes from left to right behind the two fairway bunkers, so aim left to compensate.
6. 340 yard par 4 – Pull out the driver and aim for the hill on the other side of the valley. It’s best to approach from the right side of the fairway to avoid the bunker surrounding the left side of the green.
Tip: Let it rip! Distance is the key to this hole.
7. 332 yard par 4 - Two bunkers on either side of the fairway find balls with too much fade or draw. For the big hitters, let it fly and clear the bunker. For those who want to play it safe, stay short of the bunkers with a fairway wood.
Tip: Run the gap up the front of this small green surrounded by multiple bunkers.
8. 130 yard par 3 - This par three might appear simple, but with regular gusts of wind and bunkers on both sides of the green it becomes quite a difficult task to par this hole.
Tip: Stay short, a ball played over the green will leave you with a tough shot back up the hill.
9. 390 yard par 4 – Find the line closest to the bunker on the right side of the fairway to get the favorable roll off of the sloping hill. Swing for the middle of the green to avoid the three surrounding sand traps.
Tip: Take an additional club to avoid front bunker on the green.
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