Port Ludlow Golf Course Pro Tips
The perfect tee shot should be placed left center. This will leave a challenging second shot to a green guarded by two large bunkers.
Long hitters, who choose to go for the green, take note of the OB left of the big cedars hugging the left side. Your ideal tee shot is at the large tree on the right side of the fairway.
This hole tends to play 1/2 club shorter than the yardage, due to elevation change.
Your target off the tee is right of center to have a chance to get home in two. Short hitters, keep your second shot right of the small tree outlining the lake to avoid the hazard. This is one of our toughest greens, so do your best to putt uphill.
The play is to put your tee shot down the right center of the fairway and avoid the lake on the left side. Check the pin placement on the green because its 56 yards deep!
Due to elevation of this green, this hole typically plays 1 to 2 clubs longer.
A big drive can clear the creek and opens up the second shot to a very large green (53 yards deep). Otherwise aim for the 150-yard marker in the fairway.
Avoid the pond on the right with your tee shot. Check your yardages because the green gets more undulating from front to back.
Time to bring your “A” game. This hole demands a pure tee shot to reach the flat portion of the fairway. Your second shot plays 1 to 2 clubs longer due to elevation change.
Your tee shot must be to the left side to have a shot at the green. Large trees on the right will block any wayward drive and force a recovery shot.
Tee shots will kick to the right. Aim far enough left to ensure you kick to the middle of the fairway. Second shot is down-hill and plays 1/2 club shorter.
Note the yardage from the tee to prevent driving straight into the hazard off the tee. A true risk/reward hole depending on the amount you want to cut the corner. On the second shot favor the left side, short of the fairway bunker, to have the best angle to the flagstick.
Tee shot favoring right of center will reward golfers with the best angle to the green. Green slopes severely from back to front.
One of the great par 3s in the Pacific Northwest. Check the pin placement on the green because it stretches 55 yards in length.
Hit your tee shot down the left side to shorten the hole. A fairway bunker awaits long hitters who drive over the corner. Shorter hitters should favor the right side for the best angle to the green.
Place your tee shot down the middle or take a chance playing the left side to shorten the hole. Distance is important on second shot; try to stay below the hole on this green which is sloped severely back to front.
Port Ludlow’s signature hole offers picturesque views and a challenging shot. Be sure to take enough club to carry the pond in front of the green.
Stay right of center for your best angle to go for the green in two. It’s all uphill, so take enough club or layback to avoid the two large bunkers.