The par 4 16th hole here at Rivers Edge Golf Club is a tough test for any golfer. An most 90 degree dog-leg left with trees on the left and the Shallotte River running along the right side of the hole makes for a test of nerves and shot making all the way to the hole. Today we will give some tips on how to attack this great golf hole.
Standing on the Teebox golfers get a wonderful view of the river but a scary view of the fairway. As the fairway curls around the tree line to a slightly elevated fairway, players cannot see the entirety of the landing area which always makes the nerves run a little higher. Especially considering the water on the far side of the fairway. Shops to go to far left end up in the trees and shops that go to far right end up in the drink. A driver is not 100% necessary on this hole.
Aggressive players will take a driver and cut the corner or draw it around the trees to the narrow landing area running down to the green. If successful they will have a short iron or wedge into the green. The safe approach is to play a shot down the middle out just beyond the corner and have a longer look at the hole but a wide landing area.
The trouble doesn’t stop once players get off the tee. The green is small has a hillside on the left and bunker between the edge of the right-hand side of the green and the river. It makes for a tough target. This is the reason why some golfers get aggressive and try to get as close to the green as possible. Easier to hit the green with a wedge than a mid-iron.
Once golfers reach the green it is fairly flat and as you know the greens are perfect here at Rivers Edge so players can be confident in making a run at the putts. This is such a good golf hole. A birdie or even par is a great score!
To make a tee time click on the Tee Times tab at the top of the page or call the golf shop directly at 877-748-3718.