Bluebonnet #1 Par 5 524 yards handicap 11/12
A reachable par 5. The aim line from the tee is between the pecan tree in the fairway and the fairway sand bunker on the right side. The trouble on this hole is anything left of the cart path from tee to green. The green is well guarded short left by a sand bunker and trees and right front by a sand bunker.
Bluebonnet #2 Par 4 360 yards handicap 5/6
A relatively short par 4. Do not let the length of the hole be deceiving. There is plenty of trouble both left and right from the creek down the left side to the environmentally sensitive area on the hillside to the right, played as a lateral hazard. Distance from the tee is not as critical as proper placement. Approach shots to the proper level of the flag will reduce 3 putts on this green.
Bluebonnet #3 Par 4 431 yards handicap 1/2
The length combined with the tee shot being blind make this one of the more difficult par 4 holes on the course. A good aim line from the tee is just at the base of the hillside on the right side of the fairway. Tee shots left of the cart path will find trouble. The second shot is slightly downhill to a large green guarded on the left front by a sand bunker.
Bluebonnet #4 Par 3 196 yards handicap 7/8
The most difficult par 3 on the golf course. There is not much room for error from the tee. With the OB fence left and the carry across the environmentally sensitive hazard, the only place to bail out from the tee is short left of the green. There is an optional drop circle near the forward tees should tee shot find the hazard. Club selection is most important. You certainly want to clear the hazard. This large green is also guarded on the front right by a sand bunker.
Bluebonnet #5 Par 5 478 yards handicap 13/14
The shortest par 5 on the course is a temptation for a long tee shot. An over aggressively played tee shot left or right will find a second shot blocked by trees. A less aggressive tee shot will find the blind second shot to a green guarded on the right front by a sand bunker more manageable. The third shot to the green should be a short wedge play.
Bluebonnet #6 Par 4 382 yards handicap 9/10
The elevated tee makes the fairway sand bunkers both left and right very visible. Favoring the left side of the fairway with the tee shot is the best play. The fairway sand bunker on the right gobbles up many more tee shots than the one on the left. The second shot generally requires a mid-iron shot to the green. Long is not a good play because the green is guarded just off the back by a hazard.
Bluebonnet #7 Par 4 285 yards handicap 15/16
The shortest par 4 on the course and reachable to many from the tee. The best aim line is down the left side of the fairway. This will avoid the sand bunkers on the right side of the fairway. This hole is uphill from tee to green and any tee shot over the crest of the hill will leave a short second shot to a multi-tiered green.
Bluebonnet #8 Par 3 152 yards handicap 17/18
One of the best views on the golf course. This par 3 plays from an elevated tee to a green guarded by a right front sand bunker. The yardage plays slightly shorter because of the elevated tee.
Bluebonnet #9 Par 4 388 yards handicap 3/4
A par 4 that plays slightly right to left and slightly uphill. The aim line for the tee shot is the right center of the fairway. The radio tower in the background is a great aim point from the tee. Avoid left center of the fairway or further left from the tee as your second shot to the green will likely be blocked by trees. The second shot generally plays longer than the yardage reads due to being uphill to a green that slopes from back to front.
Mockingbird #1 Par 4 427 yards handicap 1/2
A great starting hole. The tee shot should be aimed just left of the fairway bunker. Tee shots clearing the ridge in the fairway will be rewarded with extra distance, making the second shot considerably shorter. Second shots left of the sand bunker on the front left side of the green are likely to find the water hazard to the left.
Mockingbird #2 Par 3 183 yards handicap 15/16
This is a straight forward par 3. The key to playing this hole is choosing the correct club. Due to the large green, there can be a two club difference between the front and back pin placements. A sand bunker guards the right front side of the green. Putting this large green can be difficult from a misplaced tee shot.
Mockingbird #3 Par 4 367 yards handicap 7/8
A shorter par 4, but one that demands an accurate tee shot. The tee shot should be aimed at the right center of the fairway to avoid the fairway sand bunker. Big hitters can carry this fairway sand bunker. Avoid missing tee shots to the right as they will likely find the creek to the right of the cart path that runs the length of the hole. Proper distance is required for the second shot into this narrow but deep green. Definitely avoid the large deep sand bunker on the left side of the green.
Mockingbird #4 Par 4 388 yards handicap 3/4
Another hole requiring a well placed tee shot. Left and you will encounter a creek or trees blocking your second shot to a green that slopes from back to front and is guarded on the front left by a large elm tree and a sand bunker on the front right. A good aim line and distance from the tee is the black and white 150 yard pole in the fairway or just beyond. The fairway starts to narrow considerably about 25 yards inside the 150 yard pole.
Mockingbird #5 Par 5 508 yards handicap 5/6
This is a reachable par 5 depending on your tee shot. Tee shots should be aimed between the fairway sand bunker straight away and the tree line down the left side of the fairway. Big hitters can hit their shots across the trees and dogleg making their second shots much shorter. The area left of the tree line on the left side and around the corner of the dogleg is hazard. The crescent shaped green is guarded left by a sand bunker and a water hazard. The water hazard left gobbles up many second shot attempts.
Mockingbird #6 Par 4 304 yards handicap 13/14
Seemingly a very easy hole because of its short distance. Do not be fooled. Do not get too greedy with your tee shot. There is a water hazard down the entire right side of the hole all the way to the green fed by a sloping left to right fairway. A water hazard left of the cart path and both the grass and sand bunkers down the left side of the fairway make this short hole an easy bogey or more. For you big hitters, this green has been driven.
Mockingbird # 7 Par 4 159 yards handicap 17/18
An average length par 3. The tee shot is across a water hazard to a very deep but narrow green guarded on the front left by a sand bunker. Club choice again is critical due to the depth of the green.
Mockingbird #8 Par 4 362 yards handicap 11/12
Right is where you do not want to be on this hole. Tee shots should be aimed just to the right of the grass bunker on the left side of the fairway. Just beyond the group of oak trees that can be seen from the tee on the right side of the fairway is a water hazard that cannot be seen from the tee. This water hazard runs all the way to a narrow but deep green which is guarded on the front left by a sand bunker. Do not let your second shot leak right or it will end up wet.
Mockingbird #9 Par 5 490 yards handicap 3/4
A par 5, slightly uphill all the way. The tee shot is guarded down the left side by a water hazard. The best aim line for the second shot is at the sand bunker straight up the fairway. This will best position you for your third shot into the green. Big hitters might reach this shallow green that slopes from back to front in two. This green is a wide but shallow green and is guarded short by a series of two sand bunkers. The further left the placement of the flag, the longer carry to the green.
Pecan #1 Par 4 405 yards handicap 9/10
The ideal position of the tee shot on this hole is the left center of the fairway. This position eliminates the large cottonwood tree short and right of the green from interfering with the second shot. Tee shots left of the cart path will likely find the water hazard that cannot be seen from the tee. The second shot will be to a multi-tiered green that is protected on the left front by a deep sand bunker and short right by the large Cottonwood. Club selection is critical on the approach shot.
Pecan #2 158 yards handicap 17/18
This par 3 looks fairly easy. Club selection again is critical because of the different levels on this green. Tee shots short and right are likely to find the sand bunker on the front right corner. Tee shots that are too long and over the green will likely find the water hazard behind. Chip shots from anywhere around this green are difficult due to the different levels of this green.
Pecan #3 397 yards handicap 3/4
This sweeping right to left hole is one of many holes on this nine that require a well placed tee shot. More aggressive tee shots should choose an aim line across the corner of the water hazard left and slightly left of the fairway sand bunker straight ahead from the tee. A safer line would be one that is towards the bunker but with a club selection that would not allow you to reach the bunker. The more aggressive the tee shot, the shorter the second shot to the green. The green is a large green guarded both left and front right by sand bunkers.
Pecan #4 Par 5 549 yards handicap 7/8
This is the signature hole of the golf course known as the Dam hole or Damn hole depending how you play it. The tee shot looks more intimidating than it is because it sits at the base of this massive dam. This is the longest par 5 on the course and is a true three shot hole to the green for most. The second shot needs to be guarded from going left or the huge pecan tree known as “Byron Nelson’s Tree” will restrict your third shot into this very narrow but deep green. There are three levels to this green, so make sure your approach shot is accurate. Putting from the wrong level can be treacherous.
Pecan #5 Par 4 386 yards handicap 5/6
This dogleg left requires knowing your distances. A safe aim line from the tee is the 150 black and white pole in the fairway or slightly right. The closer the aim line is to the corner of the dogleg the more critical the distance from the tee becomes. Not far enough and your second shot will be blocked by the trees on the corner. Too far and your ball is likely to find the water hazard across the cart path. Big hitters can try to cut across the corner but beware, the landing area is small. The green is another multi-tiered green that makes club selection critical, guarded on the front right by a sand bunker. Shots into this green have a tendency to end up long.
Pecan #6 Par 4 412 yards handicap 1/2
This dogleg right around the water hazard on the right corner of the dogleg is the hardest hole on the Pecan nine. The safe aim line from the tee is towards the grass bunker straight away from the tee. The more aggressive the aim line is to the edge of the hazard, the more risky the tee shot. Approach shots into this shallow but wide multi-tiered green should favor the left center of this green to avoid the steep bank on the right side of the green that feeds directly to the water hazard at the bottom. This is a very difficult green to putt from a poor position on the green. Approach shots must be well placed. A sand bunker guards the left front of the green.
Pecan #7 Par 4 342 yards handicap 13/14
A very simple hole if played like it was designed. This short par 4 has water on both the left and right side of the fairway. The best aim line is just right of the fairway sand bunker on the left side. This will leave a short iron into the green. Longer hitters can get greedy and find out just how narrow the fairway can become. Distance control to this multi-tiered green, guarded short right by both water and a sand bunker is critical if you want your shot to end up close to the flag.
Pecan #8 Par 3 157 yards handicap 15/16
A fairly simple par 3 with the correct club choice from the tee. This green is guarded on the front left by a large sand bunker. Pin placements anywhere behind this bunker will generally require a little extra club from the tee. The hole plays its shortest when the pin placement is on the right front of the green.
Pecan #9 Par 5 536 yards handicap 11/12
This sweeping right to left par 5 is a great finishing hole. The tee shot requires a carry across the water hazard. The risk factor from the tee is determined by how aggressive the player wants to get from the tee. The further left that the aim line becomes the more risk reward the player will encounter. The second shot to this deep but narrow green should be aimed at the sand bunker on the left front of the green otherwise the trees short and right of the green will block the third shot. Distance control is critical to get shots close because of this deep multi-level green. Back pin placements make this hole play its most difficult.