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Hole # 6, Tierra Rejada GC, Simi Valley, CA

Hole # 6, par 4, Gold tees, 295 yards

From the back tees, this hole will take your breath away. Playing the front 9 at Tierra Rejada GC requires courage, confidence and trust for your swing. Hole # 6 is no exception for black, blue and white tees. The Ladies’ league will play from the gold tees and has a break because they tee off from the other side of the gully. Some ladies in the league with a big swing will tee off at the white tees. Getting your ball across the gully is an achievement and it feels good hitting it over.

If you haven’t play Tierra Rejada, bring your mom there tomorrow and she gets to play for free. You’ll have to pay regular green fees but she can play for free because it’s Mother’s Day. Otherwise sign up for their free birthday round.

From the white tees, take out the big dog and hit it towards the cart path. If you have a slight fade and can drive it 220+ yards then you will have less than 100 yards into the green. If you drive it less than that, try to hit your ball to the 150 white marker. Anything clearing the gully is good.

From the other side, take an extra club to go for the green. It’s slightly uphill so you will need to make perfect contact. Depending on the pin placement which is usually in the back, hit it nice and high to give you a fair chance for birdie or par.