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Tee to Green: Star City Golf Course

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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.


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