Hole 10

Hole 10

: The tenth hole begins a stretch of three holes that are the most spectacular at Mission Lakes Country Club. These three holes are a must at this country club as it is a test of golf for precision shot-making and nerves of steel. This stretch begins with a par five dog leg right off the tee and then again another dog leg right for the second shot if you wish to make in two. It is like a small canyon chiseled out of the hills. If you come to MLCC to play, be sure to check the large eucalyptus trees on the right and left of the fairway from the tee, and also on the right side of the green, as they have been home to the resident red-tail hawks that have visited us for the last seven years and raise their offspring. The green is two-tiered and once again slopes severely from back to front. Par is a good score here and of course, a birdie is better. How to Play: The tee shot on this par five is not as demanding as the eye tells you. There is more room to the right than is expected and a driver is not necessarily needed. Two, two hundred yard shots leave only a wedge to the green and a solid two-putt gives one a good score of par, which isn't bad. The third shot one must remember is uphill and can be into the prevailing wind so an extra club may and can be necessary. This is one hole that you must NEVER be above the hole, it can just as easily be a three-putt from that position.

Hole: 10, Par: 5

Men's Handicap: 7

Women's Handicap: 2

Black 505

Silver 484

Gold 449

Green 407

Orange 378