To succeed at the Star City Golf Course in Velva, you may want to approach with a little modesty.
9 holes with a par of 36 at just over 28 hundred yards got a little longer this season...
They redesigned a difficult hole and made it even tougher.
(Matt Hawkins/ Star City General Manager)"This new number 6 added quite a bit of yardage to the original yardage,"
(Derek): About 40 extra yards to the Par 4.
(Matt) We extended back, it's plays at 462. Which is a hair shorter than our number 8, which is a par 5. To just add a little bit of an extra challenge to the course."
(Derek)And that it did....Extending the pond onto the fairway made a narrow path to the green.
Matt: A lot of the time it's a blind shot if you're to the right of the pond. Then there is OB (out of bounds) right and a heavy tree line on the left. It plays pretty tough. A lot of guys try to go for it and cut the edge off and our pond eats a lot of golf balls.
(Derek)The fairway isn't a traditional dog-leg...
(Matt)The fairway cuts around so there is a nice landing area right behind the pond there.
(Matt) The best shot you can have is just short of the pond. There's that window you can get to to have a nice shot to the green.
(Derek)If you lay up and find yourself just short of that pond on 6 at Star City it's a feasible hole.
(Matt)" I'm about 200 yards out....."
(Derek)As long as you can remember to keep your ego in check when you tee off --your patience to the green should reward you with a birdie---
(Matt)"Very Rare on this hole"
In Velva, Derek Hackett, KX Sports.In this week's installment of Tee to Green, Derek Hackett takes us to our first 9 hole course of the season. The Velva Star City Golf Course, where they redesigned a hole that already tested your patience.