Getting on the green

Blogging about some of the world's best golf holes.

Hole # 17, Tierra Rejada, Simi Valley, CA

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Hole # 17, par 3, Blue tees, 105 yards

After playing a long stretch of holes along the road at Tierra Rejada, hole # 17 is a nice change. From the blue tees, I used my PW and hit a knockdown shot to the green. There was no use flying it because the pin was upfront. Flying it on a windy day would not be a good idea. If you have played there before, you would remember this par 3. It is short, really short and players often use their sand wedge or even their lob wedge to get the ball close. But there’s no forgiveness when you hit the green because of the undulation. When the pin is upfront, there is no coming up short. Going over the flag is one option but count on a tricky putt.

On this day, my ball would come to rest at the bottom of the valley past the hole. I took one good look at the line and putted it close but not for birdie. I would end up with a par. My playing partners would end up with a bogey each, over sailing their shot to the back of the green.

How did you do? Please share your comments, experience, tips and adventures on short par 3’s like this hole at Tierra Rejada.

Author: TonyL

I'm a retired solutions architect from Open Solutions who provides business and technical solutions to Fortune 500 companies.

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