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BC Golf Courses With Hazards To Watch Out For
Bunkers are not the most fun parts of golf. But they are there to challenge us and without a little challenge in the game, would golf be as fun? Here we’ve outlined British Columbia golf courses with hazards and bunkers that should be heeded.
Okanagan Golf Club – Quail Course
When compared to the rest of the bunkers on the course, the bunker on Hole #3 of the Quail Course is intimidating and has the largest face. Newly renovated in Spring 2013, the repairs came about because of an irrigation break in Fall 2012 that destroyed much of the bunker and parts of the surrounding green. Although the newly restored bunker is reduced in size, it allows more confident golfers to better plan their swing to avoid the obstacle.
Northview Golf & Country Club – Canal Course – Vancouver, BC
Almost every hole on this 7,100 yard course has some sort of beach bunker or lake hazard to watch out for! Right from Hole 1, you will probably find yourself trapped between two bunkers and a lake while you plan your second shot. Hole 6 offers a very tricky tee shot for those who can’t adjust to the severely sloped green–your ball just might end up in the beach bunker, or worse, the lake!
Bear Mountain Golf & Country Club – The Mountain Course
Test your drive shot to get the ball over the water in Hole 5, as it’s the natural habitat to a rare frog species. Hole 7 looks harder than it actually is–don’t be fooled by the large sand trap in front of the green, it’s intimidating because you are shooting over a large canyon. Last but not least, every shot on Hole 18 needs to be carefully considered because there are water hazards throughout!
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