Hole #1 – This short par 4 demands an accurate tee shot and a soft touch on the greens. The landing area off the tee is generous if you lay up but tightens up if you choose to hit the driver. The green slopes severely from back to front. It would be wise to stay below the hole.
Hole #2 – This par 5 is reachable in two for only the long hitters. The majority of players will want to place their second shots wisely to give them the easiest 3rd shot into this severely sloped green. Be careful off the tee, shots to the right often fall off into #3 fairway. Once again, it’s wise to stay below the hole on your approach.
Hole #3 – This par 4 features a severely sloping fairway.
Hole #4 – This hole features one of the most difficult tee shots at Dunham Hills. Right off the tee often results on OB. Left brings the trees into play. An uphill second shot usually requires one extra club. Once again, over the green is disaster. This green slopes severely left to right.
Hole #5 – This uphill par 3 sometimes requires an extra club. The green slopes from right to left and back to front. Be wary of three putts on this green. At this point, only 5 holes have been played but it is very obvious where Dunham
Hole #6 – This is arguably the toughest hole at Duham Hills. The combination of length and the difficulty on the green makes this one tough Par 4. Off the tee you need to hit it long and straight. Your shot to the green needs to stay below the hole, short and left of the pin. This green is very steep and often results in a three putt.
Hole #7 – This hole is your chance to make up some ground. A short par 4 that is reachable off the tee by the big hitters. Most will lay up with an iron just short of the fairway bunker. The green is very tough. It slopes from back to front. Keep it in front the hole to have the best chances for a birdie.
Hole #8 – This is a difficult par 3. A long iron approach is guarded by a bunker on the left and a grass bunker on the right. The green slopes severely from back to front. Keep it in front of the hole to stay away from the three putt.
Hole #9 – This short par 4 will require a lay up off the tee. The pond guarding the green will eat up long shots off the tee and poorly hit shots to the green. This green slopes from right to left. If you can place your second shot correctly, you can finish up the front 9 with a birdie.
Hole #10 – This par 4 features a downhill blind tee shot. Be careful, a shot to the right will find the trees. The green is large so watch out for three putts.
Hole #11 – This par 3 will often take a fairway wood or sometimes even a driver to reach the green. The green is large and it protected well be trees on all sides. A par on this hole is an accomplishment.
Hole #12 – This uphill par 5 places a premium on your second shot. Only the longest hitters will even have a chance to reach this green in two. You will want to think carefully about where to place your second shot. Avoid the bunkers and leave yourself as easy shot uphill to this green. You will probably need one more club on your approach. This is a touch green, so try to stay below the hole.
Hole #13 – This downhill par 5 is reachable with two well placed shots. You should hang to the right on your tee shot as the left side falls down into #12. Your second shot will have to be a high hook to reach this green successfully. You may want to just lay it up and play for the birdie with your wedge. Another difficult green, so try to stay below the hole.
Hole #14 – Many will argue that this is the toughest hole at Dunham…some may argue that it is the toughest hole in Livingston County. It’s a long par 4 with a pond on the left. This pond will force you to lay it up off the tee. This layup will result in a long shot to green. This green is huge and slopes from left to right. A par on this hole feels like a birdie.
Hole #15 – This short par 4 is a chance to make a birdie. The blind tee shot needs to find the fairway. You may want to avoid the right as this is often blocked by the trees. The green is very deep, so make sure you pick the right club.
Hole #16 – This beautiful par 3 is all carry. Make sure you grab enough club to carry the pond. The green is deep and watch out for the OB on the left.
Hole #17 – This par 4 has a tough tee shot. The left OB is in play and catches many shots that veer off line. You should hang to the right off the tee. The green is very deep and will place a premium on club selection. Just like the tee shot, you will need to stay away from the left, as it falls off very quickly.
Hole #18 – This finishing hole is all uphill. The tee shot is wide open but the second shot is guarded by a huge tree on the right and bunker on the left.