When you’re headed down the entrance of Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, don’t let the Spanish moss dramatically hanging from the trees distract you from the sight of the two great holes that start out each of our nines.
As you look to your left you will see the par-four 1st Hole, and to your right is the par-five 10th Hole – the start to a great back nine, and the subject of this edition of our Hole Spotlight.
As par fives go, the 10th is not excessively long, only measuring 531 yards from the Mallard tees. Players will have to hit over a small pond that should not come into play if you’re playing one of the two back tees. Off the tee, players will have to avoid the lone fairway bunker on the left side while steering clear of the trees and entrance off the right edge of the fairway. Both sides of the fairway slope back toward the middle. Finding the fairway will give you the chance to go for the green in two.
Longer hitters who find the fairway will be left with anywhere from 200 to 240 yards into this thumbprint green. Players who challenge the green will have to contend with a large bunker on the right side that ends 30 yards before the green. All of the land in between the bunker and the green runs toward the hole. Players who choose to lay up will want to stick as close as possible to the large fairway bunker on the right side of the fairway. When they do this, they will have a clear shot at the hole.
The green is protected by two tough bunkers that guard the left side. Ending up in the wrong spot in one of these bunkers could bring bogey or worse into play. The middle of this green acts as a bowl, so on approach players have a back stop and down slope to work with.
The 10th hole at Caledonia gives players a great chance to make a nice birdie, or even eagle as they begin their back nine.