Germantown Country Club offers golfers an enjoyable and yet challenging golf course with 5 sets of tees for all ability levels. Players can choose to tee up where the best players in world have played in the four times we have hosted the final stage of the US Open qualifier or move up to the family tees with their kids. With tree lined fairways and every hole unique it is always a treat every time you tee it up.
A straight-away par 4 measuring 386 yards from the member’s tees. A bunker in the right rough can catch wayward drives, as will trees lining the left rough. After a well hit tee shot you should be left with a short iron in hand to an inviting green. Pro tip: A well-struck drive up the right side of the fairway will catch a slope and get some extra roll and be fed back into the middle of the fairway.
A dogleg left par 4 measuring 418 yards from the member’s tees. A good drive is crucial on this hole. Trees line both sides of the fairway and out of bounds is right of the hole. Big hitters can easily drive it through the fairway on their tee shot, so you must shape your drive appropriately or hit a shorter club. Choose your club wisely on the approach shot as this green is shallow and slopes toward the fairway. Pro tip: Big hitters can take off a lot of distance by taking their tee shot over the trees on the left side.
A par 3 over water measuring 165 yards from the member’s tees. The lake will eat up miss hits short and left, and a front right bunker will catch miss hits short and right. Pro tip: A ridge divides the green into left and right sides. Hitting the correct side on the tee shot is critical for a realistic birdie chance.
A straight par 4 measuring 384 yards from the member’s tees. Woods jut out from the right rough to penalize errant tee shots to the right of the fairway. A bunker left of the fairway and trees front right of the green can penalize those trying to bailout from the trouble on the right side. On your second shot you want to make sure you do not go long. Pro tip: Players that hit a long tee ball might want to hit a 3 wood to keep from hitting thru the fairway and being blocked out by the trees on the left.
A dogleg right par 4 measuring 409 yards from the member’s tees. Longer players may need to shape their drive to keep it from going thru the fairway. A nice drive will leave you with a good angle into a deep and thin green. Pro Tip: When hitting your second shot always stay left of the flag because if you short side yourself to the right it could lead to a bogey very quickly.
Let the big dog eat on this long par 5 measuring 572 yards from the member’s tees. A good tee shot is critical here. Getting over the creek in two is possible, but requires two great shots and brings trouble into play. Even a layup on the 2nd shot is tough here: trees lining both sides of the fairway bottleneck at the creek, requiring a precise shot for a good angle into the green. A bunker protects the front left side of the green. Pro Tip: Keep your drive on the right side of the fairway to allow for an easier layup. Drives on the left could potentially get blocked out by a lone pine.
A short tight par 4 measuring 334 yards from the member’s tees. The fairway is super tight here. The loss of two trees in the right rough has eased the tee shot some, but you still face a difficult one here with a creek just left of the fairway and trees right. Your approach shot is to an elevated green protected by 2 front bunkers that will catch miss hits. Pro Tip: From the member’s tees choose a club that you hit 200 – 230 yards to stay short of the creek.
A long par 3 measuring 181 yards from the member’s tees. This is a tough par three with a large bunker on the left side of the green. With no real bail out area a good tee shot is needed. Tee shots right of the green leave a tough up and down for par.
A great finishing hole to a tough front nine with a reachable par 5 measuring 490 yards from the member’s tees. A birdie could be in your future but watch out because if you are not careful you could make a bogey very easily. With only a tight opening to hit through on the tee shot and a bunker that is perfectly placed on the left side of the fairway the tee shot is critical. Once your ball finds the fairway players will have the option to lay up to their favorite yardage or attempt to hit the green in two. With the green elevated and falling off on both sides shots that don’t find the putting surface safely will be left with a tough chip. Finally a green with tricky breaks is the difference between your birdie or par.
A dogleg right par 4 measuring 368 yards from the member’s tees. A straight drive will put you in good position for a nice shot into the narrow green, but longer players may try to bend their drives around the trees in the right rough or simply go over them, cutting off lots of yardage for the second shot. The fairway is lined by trees and hazard. The green is surrounded by trouble: trees, creek, and bunkers. Pro Tip: If hitting a straight away tee shot anything over 230 will go through the fairway and leave a difficult second shot over the water.
A tight par 5 measuring 522 yards from the member’s tees that’s gets you started down a stretch of tough holes. The tee shot will intimidate anyone that usually plays a draw or fade, as there is little room to start the ball anywhere except straight down the chute of trees in front of the tee box. The fairway does open up a bit to the right, but balls hit left on the tee shot will face trees or out-of-bounds. Mounds in the landing area can create a hilly lie for the 2nd shot. The fairway funnels fast to the green which allows second shots a chance to run up and get an eagle chance. Pro Tip: If trying to hit the green on your second shot be sure to club down because balls that go over the green leave an almost impossible up and down.
A challenging par 3 measuring 174 yards from the member’s tees. This long, uphill par 3 requires a great shot off the tee. Misses are penalized, sometimes severely. The green is shallow. Any shot short or right of the green will likely result in a very difficult up-and-down. A bunker looms front right. Pro Tip: Aim at the left side of the green because missing to the right could lead to a double bogey or more.
A severe dogleg right par 4 measuring 365 yards from the member’s tees. The 90 degree dogleg requires a well-struck and straight tee shot. Miss hits off of the tee will often result in an extra stroke as trees line the right side of the fairway and the right rough immediately beside the green. Even after a great tee shot, the approach shot is no piece of cake. The green is elevated above the fairway, trees border the rough immediately right of the green, and two greenside bunkers are present. Severe misses on the approach can catch severe slopes and end up in nasty spots with little chance of recovery. Pro Tip: The tee shot must be at least 230 yards to get past the corner and allow for a clear second shot. Be careful not to hit it to far though because shots 250 or more could run through the fairway and leave you hitting out of the rough.
A tight par 4 measuring 358 yards from the member’s tees. This is one of the tightest tee shots on the course. Phil Mickelson commented while playing here in 1993 that it is so tight you have to walk single file down the fairway. (Phil still holds our course record of 63!) There is little room to miss the fairway here and still have a shot at the green in regulation. A creek lines the left side of the fairway and trees will gobble up balls to the right. On your approach, you will face a green with a bunker on each side. Pro Tip: Hit your tee shot 240 yards which will leave you a short iron to the green.
A straight par 4 measuring 378 yards from the member’s tees. A deceivingly tough tee shot with trees lining the left side of the fairway. The tendency is to want to bail out right, but a group of trees about 50 yards short of the green jut out to block the approach of any player that goes too far right, even parts of the right side of the fairway. The green is deep, thin, and undulated. There is one greenside bunker front right. Pro Tip: Hit your drive 250 yards to the widest part of the fairway. This allows players on the right side of the fairway enough room to hit their second shot over the trees and on the green.
A dogleg left par 4 measuring 378 yards from the member’s tees. The hardest driving hole on the golf course with a creek hugging the left side of the fairway and out-of-bounds right of the fairway. A good tee shot here will leave you with an approach into a green with two front bunkers that slopes off on several sides. Pro Tip: Aim to the right side of the fairway because balls not far enough up the left side will be blocked out by trees.
A long par 3 measuring 194 yards from the member’s tees. This hole plays slightly uphill and the putting surface is mostly hidden from sight. The creek and lake in front of the tees should not be in play. The green is ridged and features some slopes that can cause decent approach shots to roll off the green. Pro Tip: Balls that land short right of the green have a tendency to bounce to the left and on the green.
A dogleg right par 5 measuring 511 yards from the member’s tees. The tee shot here provides you with some risk-reward. A player may choose to hit a drive down the middle of the fairway and face a very long 2nd shot, or may choose to cut off some distance by attempting to carry the drive over the trees on the right side. A successful drive over the trees can provide the chance to get close to the flag in two shots. 3 greenside bunkers create some additional tension on the approach shot. The green slopes off on the front and back left. A nice finishing hole and then off to the 19th hole! Pro Tip: If hitting the green in two is not an option then make sure you lay up short of the front bunkers because the bunker on the front right is the toughest bunker shot on the golf course.