Strantz Spotlight: The Par-5 No. 10 at True Blue

“(True Blue course architect Mike) Strantz was a devoted fan of Alister MacKenzie and his design philosophy was rooted in the principles laid down in MacKenzie’s writings. He often quoted MacKenzie and he particularly emphasized the philosophy that a golf hole should look much more difficult than it really is.”

-Robin Hiseman, Golf Course Architecture, 11/4/13

The kickoff to your back nine experience at True Blue perfect encapsulates Hiseman’s thoughts here – just not right away. When you step to the tee on the par-5 10th at True Blue you are first greeted by a friendly sight: the widest fairway on the golf course. Measuring at 599 yards from the longest tees, No. 10 is a long par five that challenges every skill level of golfer.

The waste area up the right side should not be on a golfer’s mind, as the wide-open fairway gives you the opportunity to swing out of your shoes. Even the longest players will have a tough time getting home in two. If you can’t get home in two, hit a 170- to 200-yard shot over the middle of the cross bunkers. Like the rest of the hole, the landing area is wide.

Depending on where the pin is, you can get aggressive with your third shot. When the pin is on the left side, golfers will use the backstop behind the hole. Any shot that lands into that slope will feed down, leaving a great look at birdie. If the pin is on the right side you will have to take on more of the bunker that sits short right. Whatever you do, do not miss long!

No. 10 is one of the many great holes at True Blue Golf Club. We can’t wait to have you out here to experience it for yourself!

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