Pro's Advice: After a pleasant trip through the hemlocks you will be able to use your driver here, but don't go too far. A fade, or even a shot over the trees could set you up for a possible eagle attempt. The further down the fairway you are on the left hand side, the more green you will see. With 240 yards, downhill, to the center point of the turn, this may prove deceptive. If you leave your drive on the right hand side, you will have to lay up further back than you would probably want to. With a fairly level green, a low running shot hit too hard will end up in the vegetation behind the green.
Naturalist's Advice: In front of the tees, (where no golf balls ought to be!), the hillside was seeded in wildflowers-some did not survive through our severe climate, but the lupines have enjoyed this location and spread and prospered, to look like a mountain hillside in the Himalyas. One golfer said this spot made her want to sing like Maria from "The Sound of Music", in the Alps! The first landing zone is flanked at its rear by two small natural ponds, each with different flowers. The second landing zone is near the maintenance buildings, built with vertical logs that "turn their back" to the eleventh fairway to shield the utility area. This is the same construction method as some of the resort's recent buildings, and the golf club's buildings, including the pumphouse for the irrigation. The logs came off the golf course land when it was logged for those funny shaped eighteen clearcuts during the "forestry" stage of Teal Wing. They were then milled right on the property by a young couple with a portable sawmill. We like the natural look, and we love the efficiency of never transporting the lumber!