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.
South Course Overview
Shot Makers Paradise! Scoring Delight! Plot your way through this shot makers course as you can leave the driver in the bag. Well positioned tee shots will give you access to take your birdies when you can and allow you to avoid trouble when you can’t.
- Travis Way, Head Professional
1.) 385 yard par 4. A tee shot of about 230 yards will give you a bird’s-eye view of the green. The second shot is one of the hardest on the course because the fairway is very narrow and the green is guarded by bunkers on three sides.
Tip: A high trajectory shot to the middle of the green is the key to keeping the ball from running off the sides.
2.) 442 yard par 4. This hole provides a unique challenge, a blind tee shot that requires you to thread the needle between two bunkers. This difficult green is guarded on the left and right by two bunkers and slopes from back to front. Make sure you’re below the pin to minimize putting difficulty.
Tip: Swing for the middle of fairway between the palm trees to avoid both the left and right bunkers.
3.) 408 yard par 4. The left and right side bunkers force you to lay it short off the tee or put some serious power into your driver to clear them. Approach from the right-hand side of the fairway to avoid the bunker to the left of the green.
Tip: Play it safe with a fairway wood to avoid the bunkers.
4.) 203 yard par 3. A well-struck tee shot through a narrow chute should drop you right into the center of this isolated green. Bunkers surround the green right, left and back.
Tip: Take a deep breath and aim for the middle of the green.
5.) 343 yard par 4. The single bunker placed at 200 yards is easily avoidable by aiming at the left side of the fairway. Zero in on the front of this back to front sloping green and steer clear of the sand in the back left corner.
Tip: Take a longer club on your second shot; it plays longer than you’d think because it’s uphill.
6.) 558 par 5. Finding a flat spot to hit from on this hole is a test of skill. Swing for the narrow space between the two bunkers, this will give an you extra 20 yard roll down the hill to a level plane. The green is surrounded left and right by bunkers, with a steep slope on the back left of green.
Tip: Aim for the flat spot between the bunkers to give yourself and easier second shot.
7.) 362 yard par 4. A 210 yard tee shot makes for a perfect line to the green. A very short or very long shot off the tee will put you in a troublesome position.
Tip: Favor the right side off the tee, the closer to the water on the right the better
8.) 140 yard par 3. Bunkers line this hole both in the front, left and back. Draw the ball into the hole to take the large bunker out of the equation.
Tip: Use more club to stay out of the cavernous bunker on the left.
9.) 360 yard par 4. This hole is one of the most difficult at Rancho Las Palmas. Hit the ball about 200 yards just barely to the left of the two palm trees. This will leave you with a good tee shot over the water. Avoid going too far to the left on your tee shot or you will be faced with overhanging trees.
Tip: Hit less club off the tee to ensure a clean look onto the green that is surrounded by water.
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