Legends Resort Course Playing Tips
Undulating Greens – While playing Oyster Bay you may encounter some tough putts on our putting surfaces. When putting from above the hole, try not to get to cute with your first attempt and make sure to get below the hole for your second attempt. This should help you eliminate the number three putts.
Bunker Play – During your round you will probably encounter one of our many cavernous bunkers. To help elevate the ball from a deep bunker first open the clubface, take a wider then normal stance while placing the majority of your weight on your front foot. Minimize your lower body movement and take a more outside to in swing. Have confidence with the swing and make sure you follow through to your finish. The ball will come out high and soft when executed properly.
The Dan Maples designed Heritage Club follows the natural contours of the land, stretching out beside long-abandoned and historic rice fields. Fairways on this par 72 course are beautifully accented by giant magnolias and stands of lush crepe myrtles, azaleas and camellias, and the large undulating greens are well guarded by bunkers.
Insinuating a contemporary atmosphere, Parkland’s tree-lined fairways, deep-faced bunkers, luscious landscape, and massive multi-level greens add a distinctive feel to an already beautiful course. Parkland, a longer course than Moorland and Heathland, leaves golfers wondering what to do once at the tee.
Learning to hit the long irons and fairway woods more effectively and with greater ease will get you on the greens with more chances for lower scores. If getting to the green is not an option remember, playing a shot short of the green will still leave you a better chance at a chip and putt for par. This saves you from an uncomfortable swing hoping to get the ball on the green from too tough of a lie.
Taking you back in time to when golf courses were created with an artistic touch, this Scottish-links style course offers its guests spacious fairways to enjoy the game of golf. Unlike traditional courses bordered by trees, Heathland is outlined by hazards of nature. Such as tall fescue grasses, strategically placed pot bunkers, and occasional meandering streams. With Heathland players can enjoy the old world with the new. To avoid costly strokes use these tips while you play:
The Champion Bermuda greens can be quick and undulated at times, so a chip shot (bump-n-run), if off the green could come in handy. Taking a longer club, maybe a 7- PW, playing the ball in the back of stance, and make a putting stroke rather than trying to lob the ball in the air, get the ball on the ground quickly and roll it to the hole.
Another tip, make sure to hit enough club. It will ensure success on approach shots when hitting through the fierce winds the Heathland presents. For example, if the distance calls for a 6-iron the shot may require a 5-iron. Making a more comfortable swing will increase greens in regulation and decreases scores.