Texarkana Country Club Golf Course

Texarkana Country Club Golf Course

Texarkana, Arkansas

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Hole n° 1

Per 4

Distance from the black tee: 400 meters

Distance from white tee: 382 yards

Distance from the golden tee: 285 meters

Handicap: 3

Remarks: The first hole of the course goes dogleg to the left. The green is guarded by a large bunker on the right side. A driver off the tee, a short iron shot from the fairway and a sunk putt from the shallow green lead to birdie.

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Hole n° 2

Per 5

Distance from black tee: 501 yards

Distance from white tee: 471 yards

Distance from the golden tee: 395 meters

Handicap: 15

Notes: No. 2 has a significant dogleg to the right. If a golfer has great driving power, they are in luck because a long drive down the right side can lead to hitting the green on the approach shot. Drive the putt on the sloping green and it’s eagle time. Deep bunkers on the right and left sides of the front of the green keep watch.

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Hole n° 3

Per 3

Distance from black tee: 227 yards

Distance from white tee: 203 yards

Distance from the golden tee: 168 meters

Disability: 11

Notes: Similar to the second hole, hole 3 has bunkers protecting the green on the front left and right sides. The best club to use off the tee is a wood or long iron.

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Hole n° 4

Per 4

Distance from black tee: 437 yards

Distance from white tee: 422 yards

Distance from golden tee: 371 yards

Disability: 1

Notes: The fourth hole is a little dogleg to the left. Golfers will want to avoid the left side of the hole as there are large grass bunkers standing guard along most of the side. A good tee shot and the golfer can hit the green with a center iron. The green is wide but wavy. A chipping area protects the green on the left and bunkers are located on the right.

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Hole n° 5

Per 5

Distance from black tee: 397 yards

Distance from the white tee: 365 meters

Distance from golden tee: 309 yards

Handicap: 5

Notes: #5 has a bit of a dogleg to the right. Many pines are sporadically located on the right side. A short iron shot is in store for a golfer who can get a long rush of power.

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Hole n° 6

Per 3

Distance from the black tee: 220 meters

Distance from white tee: 172 yards

Distance from the golden tee: 158 meters

Disability: 9

Notes: Two front left bunkers and a large front right bunker protect the green at hole 6. The club recommended at the tee is a long iron or a mid iron.

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Hole No. 7

Per 5

Distance from black tee: 525 yards

Distance from white tee: 508 yards

Distance from golden tee: 452 yards

Handicap: 7

Notes: The seventh hole is interesting in that the gravestones of former landowners are protected inside a gate to the far left of the rough. Trees are all along both sides of the hole and behind the green, which is guarded by large bunkers to the left and right. Green is small.

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Hole n° 8

Per 4

Distance from the black tee: 395 meters

Distance from white tee: 325 yards

Distance from golden tee: 272 yards

Disability: 17

Remarks: Hole n° 8 has a green protected by a large depression on the left and a large deep bunker on the right. A short iron club is generally used for the approach and a driver, 3 wood or 5 wood is recommended off the tee.

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Hole n° 9

Per 4

Distance from black tee: 402 yards

Distance from white tee: 358 yards

Distance from golden tee: 287 yards

Disability: 13

Remarks: The number 9 tee shot is difficult in that the best shot is a right-to-left shot with a driver, 3 woods or 5 woods. A narrow fairway adds to the problem, as does a fairway bunker on the left which has good depth. Four circular bunkers are in front of the green on the left side and on the front right side is a large bunker.

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Hole n° 10

Per 4

Distance from black tee: 432 yards

Distance from white tee: 414 yards

Distance from golden tee: 341 yards

Handicap: 8

Notes: Hole #10 has a “twist” on its left dogleg in that it is uphill. The large fairway bunker on the left adds a higher degree of difficulty. The green must have top secret status as it is heavily guarded by bunkers. The best strategy for this hole is to avoid the sand.

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Hole n° 11

Per 3

Distance from black tee: 161 yards

Distance from white tee: 137 yards

Distance from golden tee: 131 yards

Handicap: 8

Notes: #11 is the shortest of all the par 3s on the course. Typical pin location is left rear, but this can vary and golfers should take note. A deep U-shaped bunker is located at the front of the green and a smaller bunker is at the back.

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Hole n° 12

Per 5

Distance from black tee: 555 yards

Distance from white tee: 510 yards

Distance from the golden tee: 405 meters

Handicap: 10

Remarks: The course is 90 years old and the n°12 has the distinction of being the only redesigned hole. The best tee shot would be a bit of a hook as the fairway bends to the left. On the approach shot, most golfers choose to extend about 100 yards from the green. On the third shot, golfers must not leave it before the green or the ball will be in the creek. The good news is that green is big.

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Hole n° 13

Per 3

Distance from black tee: 206 yards

Distance from the white tee: 190 meters

Distance from the golden tee: 174 meters

Disability: 12

Notes: The 13th hole green is guarded by four large bunkers and this hole has played the toughest par 3 in 10 National Tour events. A hybrid club or a long iron are the best choices for the tee.

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Hole n° 14

Per 4

Distance from black tee: 441 yards

Distance from white tee: 415 yards

Distance from the golden tee: 358 meters

Handicap: 2

Notes: #14 has a stern dog leg that veers to the right. Accuracy is of the utmost importance off the tee. A 5, 6 or 7 iron would be the best club for the approach shot, which should not be missed to the left of the sloping green.

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Hole n° 15

Per 4

Distance from black tee: 357 yards

Distance from white tee: 328 yards

Distance from golden tee: 272 yards

Disability: 14

Notes: Hole 15 is a “simple” hole as it is linear just off the tee. After a tee shot in fairway wood, an approach shot with an 8 or 9 iron can lead to an opportunistic birdie.

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Hole n° 16

Per 5

Distance from black tee: 560 yards

Distance from white tee: 546 yards

Distance from golden tee: 457 yards

Handicap: 4

Notes: The great Byron Nelson had a double eagle on this hole (2 strokes). Huge #16 right doglegs and three right shots are required of most golfers. Big hitters have a chance of reaching the green in just two shots. The green has two bunkers – one right and one left – located in front. A stream behind the green adds additional protection.

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Hole n° 17

Per 4

Distance from black tee: 291 yards

Distance from white tee: 272 yards

Distance from golden tee: 229 yards

Disability: 18

Note: Golfers who put the power into the drive can hit the green with one solid shot. Some golfers may choose to lay out on the right course. Statistics show that more birdies are made by those who fold. Missing the green leads to very difficult climbs and descents for a long time.

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Hole n° 18

Per 4

Distance from black tee: 462 yards

Distance from white tee: 442 yards

Distance from the golden tee: 380 meters

Handicap: 6

Notes: An incredibly sharp left dogleg requires the use of a fairway wood or driver off the tee for best results. A 5, 6 or 7 iron is the most recommended club for the approach shot. Golfers may choose to go over instead of around the corner, depending on the location of the tee. Golfers should be careful not to slice on the approach or the ball could end up in the bunker on the right side of the green.

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