Welcome to the first installment of The Hole Picture, blog edition. As a supplement to Fore Sight, the weekly golf page and column in The Naperville Sun's sports section, we'd love to hear what you, the golfers think of the holes we feature. Is it particularly treacherous? Not as tough as it looks? A black hole for your golf balls?
First up for 2008 is No. 12 at Bolingbrook Golf Club. Head pro Mike Williams had this to say about how to approach it:
"The 12th hole offers several risk-reward options. The 562-yard par 5 is a double dogleg requiring proper placement of the tee shot, a thoughtful approach to the second shot and precision on the shot to the green. From there it's an easy two-putt on an undulating green!
"From the tee, players must decide whether to cut off some of the first dogleg by hitting their tee shot more than 200 yards over water, avoiding two bunkers in the landing area, or play it safe and be faced with a longer second shot. The second shot should avoid the mounding on the left and the water on the right and leave the player with a short iron to the green. Club selection on the third shot is critical, as the green is deep and selection can vary by as many as three clubs.
"Wind is always a factor at Bolingbrook Golf Club, and the 12th hole is no exception, with the prevailing winds coming into the player's face."
Is he right? As I have not played this course myself, I'm eager to here what those of you who have played it have to say. And what other holes on that track stand out in your mind?.