Waukewan Golf Club
Hole Number nine is a great finishing hole for the front nine and is the lowest handicap hole on the front. It is a slight dogleg right with a pond at the elbow. Your play off the tee should be biased toward the left side of the fairway as it slopes from left to right, and being too far right may obstruct your shot to the green. You should be able to let the shaft out to your driver on this hole as well but big hitters use caution as in dry times you will be able to reach that pond out there. A good drive will put you at the corner, or a little beyond, the dogleg and should leave a 140-160 yard second shot to the green.
Your second shot to the green is straight away as long as you didn’t end up behind trees on the right. The ninth green is fairly large so don’t be afraid to hit this green on the fly. Try to stay left of the willows on the right side as they will cause you trouble if you miss too far right, and be careful going too far left as many a ball can find the paved cart path were you will get an extra 60 or 70 yards out of your approach. There is not too much trouble if you run off the back. This green has a number of undulations that may challenge your putting skills. After putting out, now is a good time to take a bio break and get a quick snack and some hydration or pickup your sandwich order if you are continuing on to the back nine.