The Kimberley-Cranbrook area of British Columbia is filled with challenging golf courses suited to experienced golfers with a taste for adventure. Here are some of the more difficult par 5’s of those golf courses.
Wildstone Golf Course – Hole #9
You need to make a choice when you play this hole: tee to the left, or to the right? An island of trees guards the landing area. The left is a shorter distance to the green but at the cost of a more challenging angle. The right offers a more conservative approach and easier if you were planning on going for it in two. Accuracy and meticulous placement is required for the second shot, as the green is unforgivingly undulating. What makes this hole unique and challenging is that you’ll have to play it several times before you master its intricacies.
Trickle Creek Golf Resort – Hole #13
This hole is challenging if you don’t plan ahead. The sharp dogleg right can cause problems for long hitters as they risk cutting the corner. The best approach here is to play in three shots with a long iron to the corner, laying up to the 100-yard mark, which gives you enough room to work with to finish on the elevated green.
Wildstone Golf Course – Hole #13
Most of the difficulty in this par 5 lies in the dogleg left and its landing area, which is protected by bunkers on the right and native grasses on the left. After you’re through that potential mess–assuming you survive!–the rest is straightforward and you may even make birdie.
Trickle Creek Golf Resort – Hole #17
Because of its elevation, this well-protected green can be difficult to penetrate. Its rolling fairway is best played straight down the middle to avoid bunkers on the right. Watch out for the creek and the rock wall 90 yards before the green.