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Hole # 9, River’s Edge GC, Okotoks, AB

Hole # 9, par 3, White tees, 134 yards

River's Edge # 9

River’s Edge # 9

Like the Player’s Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, hole # 9 at River’s Edge GC in Okotoks is also an island green. With water all around it, you need to be accurate off the tee and be able to carry it over water for 134 yards.

I played with Brody, Chris and Cindy today. The wind was blowing slightly but I had figured a 9-iron would get me there. Boy, was I wrong. I thought I hit it hard enough but I lost my ball to the water hazard. Brody hit this low flyer that ended up on the green. Chris sailed his ball over the flag and into the water behind the green. Cindy hit her hybrid and it scooted to the back of the green.

I played my third shot from the drop zone and the ball trickled past the hole and down the hill. Chris hit a beautiful lob wedge shot from the drop zone and it ended up pin high but to the right of the hole. Cindy also chipped on and was safe on the green. It was Brody’s turn but he three putted for a bogey. Chris finished off nicely with a par and Cindy also bogeyed the hole. I ended up with a double bogey after counting the lost ball.