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Palmer Course Hole No. 2

Gold 521 Yards, Blue 490 Yards, Silver 454 Yards, White 406 Yards, Red 381 Yards

“Easy Par, Easy Double

Palmer 2 is short for a par five, right around 450 yards from most of the tees. The fairway is not tight either. But there is a bottle neck of mature mangoes right around where most drives from the tee shots land, and if you get in trouble with the trees and the tall bushes and weeds all over the surrounding rough, you are likely looking at bogey or even worse. To compound this ambush, a number of fairway bunkers are placed to catch most play-out shots from the rough will land and long hitters from the tee who don’t hit one really long here.

Those long enough to reach this green in two must stay on the left side of the bottleneck to avoid the overgrown trees on the right, and carry the cluster of bunkers right around 300 yards from the tees.

Once past these troubles, it is a straightforward approach to an open-faced green that slopes from back to front. A grass depression in front of it and a bunker of the right keeps things interesting. This is a birdie hole for long, low-handicap players, and mid-handicappers who hit the ball straight and have good distance control with their irons.

It’s next to last in handicap difficulty, so if you keep your wits about you, you can still bogey this hole even if you get into a bit of trouble along the way.