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The first hole at OCC looks to challenge your game right from the start. The dog leg left par 4 hosts the most difficult green the course has to offer as well as water lurking on the left side of the landing area from the tee. Favor the left half of the green when hitting your approach as any shot that misses the green to the right leaves a very difficult pitch shot.
The par 4 second hole is straight forward. Trees line tightly on both sides of the fairway making accuracy a must off the tee. The green sits just outside the back doors of the clubhouse allowing you to show off your birdie to everyone inside.
The third hole is the longest par 4 on the course. This par 4 is often times difficult to reach in two shots. Trees line both sides of the fairway here guiding you to a green that is protected by a front left bunker and deep rough surrounding.
The first of three par 5s, the fourth hole is one to try and make up some ground after the difficult first and third holes. Trees line both sides with a bunker well placed left and right protecting this green for any shot attempting to attack in two. Three well placed shots will get you an excellent chance to score here.
The par 3 fifth hole plays typically a bit longer than it even registers on the card. This difficult hole is protected on both sides by deep bunkers as well as a false front to the green. The green slopes back to front and anything short may come back to your feet. A three here is a great score.
The par 5 sixth hole requires an accurate tee shot with out of bounds on the left and two fairway bunkers on the right. With a good tee shot this hole can be reached in two. The green appears flat but is much quicker from the back to the front than it appears.
This dog leg left is one the toughest holes on the course. The ideal tee shot favors the left side of the fairway in order to have a clear shot to the green. A high approach shot is needed as the green has more slopes in it than any other green on the course. If you walk away with a par on this hole you are doing better than most.
The par 3 eighth hole plays downhill to a green that slopes severely from back to front. An accurate tee shot is required as short of the green is a hazard and over the green leaves a difficult pitch shot. Par is a good score on this relatively short par 3.
The par 4 ninth hole dog legs left and requires an accurate tee shot. A hazard runs along the left side of this hole with a fairway bunker looming if you miss to the right. After hitting the fairway you will be left with a short iron to a green that has deep bunkers on each side of it. This is a chance to finish the front nine with a birdie but if not, be careful you could walk away with a bogey or worse with one loose shot.
The par 4 tenth hole provides a little relief off the tee as it is one of the wider fairways on the course. The approach shot is hit into the courses largest green. The place not to miss is long as it leaves a fast pitch shot. This hole provides you a chance to get your back nine off to good start.
Following one of the widest fairways on the course is one of the narrowest on this par 5 eleventh hole. Although only 488 yards this par 5 is no push over. Any tee shot missed to the right ends up in the trees leaving a difficult punch out. Once reaching the green the difficulty continues as it has more slopes in it than most the greens on the course. With an accurate tee shot this is a great chance to make a birdie but with a missed fairway you will be looking at bogey or worse most of the time.
The par 4 twelfth hole is a dog leg left that plays shorter than the yardage on the scorecard with the second shot playing downhill. Out of bounds lines the left side of the hole but the difficulty starts once on the green. The green is split thirds with a flat lower section and a back left and back right upper sections divided by a slope in the back half of the green. One must stay below the hole on this green in order to be able to make an aggressive putt. Walking off this green with a par is always a good score.
The par 4 thirteenth hole plays longer than the actual yardage as most tee shots land in the upslope of the fairway. Out of bounds runs along the entire left side of the hole with a lateral hazard on the right. After a gentle start to the back nine this hole sees many more bogies than pars.
The par 3 fourteenth hole is the signature hole at OCC. The tee shot must negotiate the creek that runs the entire hole. Once on the green the challenges continue as it is severely sloped from back to front. One must be careful with a front pin location as a bold putt can end up rolling off the green and into the water. A great par 3 that challenges every facet of your game.
The par 4 fifteenth hole is a rare dog leg right at OCC. For longer hitters an iron off the tee is recommended as finding the fairway is crucial on this hole as the approach shot plays into an elevated green which is the smallest on the course. Anywhere on the green leads to a makeable putt. A great short par 4 that produces a variety of scores in each foursome.
The par 4 sixteenth hole is a severe dog leg left. The ideal tee shot should go 180 yards and stay to the right of the large tree on the left side of the fairway. Add an extra club on your approach shot as it plays up hill to a green that slopes from back to front. This hole provides an excellent chance to make a birdie but one loose shot can lead to double bogey or worse.
A straight away hole with the last 150 yards playing down hill. An accurate approach shot is crucial into this green with water on the right and two large trees just left of the green. A great par 4 that requires accuracy or a large number looms.
The par 3 eighteenth hole requires a tee shot that must carry the pond fronting the green. A challenging green awaits you as it has many slopes and sees many three putts. Par is a good score on this finishing hole.
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