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Hole Spotlight: Number 9 at Leopard’s Chase

Hole No. 9 at Leopard’s Chase Golf Links at Ocean Ridge Plantation is the second par 5 on this course’s front nine, which finishes with the third-most-difficult hole from the men’s tees and the most difficult from the women’s markers. It plays to a hefty 569 yards from the tips, 555 yards from the blue markers, 532 from the whites, 495 yards from the gold tees and 460 yards from the red markers.

Number 9 plays as a double dogleg, a narrow hole that will require a three-shot approach for most players. The daring big hitters can get here in two, but with danger down the right-hand side in the form of a large berm with native grasses on it. Just beyond that berm is out-of-bounds territory, so an errant tee shot on that side will either find gnarly, thatchy rough that’s difficult to hit out of, or will be out of play altogether. Down the entire left side runs a long pond, so the hazards on either side present a very narrow alley to land your tee shot.

Your second shot must go right to a narrow landing area, and your third-shot approach then turns back left to a large green guarded by water on the left-hand side and large bunkers on the right.

Number 9 is a difficult hole to finish the front nine, but with three good, straight shots, you’ll give yourself a solid chance at birdie and even stronger chance at par. Either way, you’ll be satisfied with a strong front-nine finish that will give you momentum for a great back nine.

We look forward to having you out soon to take on the challenge of Number 9, as well as all the fun holes at Leopard’s Chase Golf Links at Ocean Ridge Plantation!