Waukewan Golf Club
Hole Number six is the first of two par fives on the front nine. Standing on the tee box everything looks serene, right? Wrong. Although there seems to be a ton of landing area out there, many golfers pull out the big gun and put their ball in the water left, the woods right, or even blast it through the fairway into the hazard where there is little chance for recovery. It is too much fun to try to go long here, but the smarter play is to club down a little and try to land the ball two thirds of the way left center. Landing too far right will make this hole long, long, long.
When conditions are dry, your second shot should be straight away over water to the next fairway, but in wet conditions, there will generally be some standing water on the next fairway and it helps to keep your second shot as far left along the cart path as you dare as this side of the fairway tends to dry up a little quicker. If you get a good second shot, you should be about 100-130 yards or less to the green. At this time, you may wish to take a look over at the seventh green to sight the pin placement as there are placements that you cannot get a good look at from the seventh tee box. You will want to fly your ball to the green with you approach shot as the green is generally flat to about two thirds distance then slopes very gently to the back. Missing the green isn’t the end of the world here but you will be presented with a shot from moderate to heavy rough back to the green depending on where you end up from your approach shot. As you are standing on the green, look east up the hill and you will take in a beautiful view of the expanse of holes 7,8,9,11, and 12.