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    NES Open Tournament Golf FAQ/Walkthrough
    
    Copyrighted 1991 Nintendo of America
    Dates Written July 9, 2002 to July 18, 2002
    Written By - Brian P. Sulpher
    Version 2.6
    e-mail - briansulpher@hotmail.com
    
    This walkthrough came to being when I brought this game out of retirement in
    June of 2002.  I had not played in a couple of years, and decided to see how
    much money I could win by the end of the summer.  Hear I was in early July,
    and I had reached a couple million dollars, and I grew bored.  While posting
    on GameFAQs, I realized that this game had no FAQ for it, so hear I am.
    
    I dedicate this walktrhough to my girlfriend Jen Dixon.  Without her faked
    interest in my games, I would not have nearly as much fun.  Jen I love you,
    and I look forward to continuing on with you (much like my love affair with
    gaming).
    
    Also, for Cougar.  I miss you, and I hope you are living it up in the 
    afterlife as you did in this world.  You will always be in my memories, and
    you will never be forgotten.
    
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    -Submitted guide on July 18th, 2002
    
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    Version 1.5
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    -Submitted guide on August 24th, 2002
    -Altered markings so no UNICODE would be present (thus cutting file size in
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    -Submitted guide on January 23rd, 2004
    -Altered format
    -Fixed some info
    -Corrected some greens to read properly
    
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    -Submitted guide on April 12th, 2004
    -Altered format
    -Added in Swing Basics section
    
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    Version 2.6
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    -Submitted guide on 14th of October, 2005
    -I added in Retronintendo and Honestgamers as sites allowed to use my FAQs
    -Altered the format to make it easier on the eyes of the reader
    
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    ------------------------------Introduction----------------------------------
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    This game was released in the summer of 1991, and was a truly great gaming
    experience.  The main character is Mario, and his goal is to increase his
    skills to move up in the rankings of the world's best golfers, and to reach
    $1 million in winnings.  It is a tough game to learn, and even tougher to
    master.  This is easily the best golf game ever released on the NES, and
    this guide will help the new player through some of the tough spots that can
    be encountered.
    
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    --------------------------- Table Of Contents-------------------------------
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    1)  Controls
    2)  Game Menu Lay-Outs
    3)  Club Selection
    4)  Club Stats
    5)  Swing Basics
    6)  Advanced Techniques
    7)  Rank Promotion
    8)  Match Play
    9)  Course Descriptions
    10) U.S. Course Hole Descriptions
    11) Japan Course Hole Descriptions
    12) U.K. Course Hole Descriptions
    13) Sources Of Money
    14) Closest To Pin Strategies
    15) Longest Drive Strategies
    16) Final Words
    
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    ------------------------------Controls--------------------------------------
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    1) As is customary, the controls of the game will be reviewed.
    
    
    UP & DOWN...: Used to select swing speed, club to use, and spin on the ball.
                  When swinging, if UP held then the ball has a low shot 
                  trajectory, if DOWN held then the ball has a high shot 
                  trajectory.
    
    LEFT & RIGHT: Used to select the aim of your shot, and also to aim your
                  putt.
    
    B Button....: Used to cancel a selection.  Also displays a ball's lie.
    
    A Button....: Confirms choices, and starts swing, picks distance on swing, 
                  and decides how straight shot will be.
    
    SELECT......: Brings up menu that features the following choices: Score 
                  Card, Green, Lie, Course, Replay, Leader Board (only in a 
                  tournament), and Exit.
    
    START.......: Brings up game interupttion/save game screen.
    
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    -----------------------------Game Menu Lay-Outs-----------------------------
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    2) To properly get to the desired functions of the game, read the following.
    
    The first menu is spilt into four options: Stroke Play, Match Play, 
    Tournament, and Club House.  Each selection has its own sub-menus, and these
    will be examined below.
    
    
                                  o-------------o
                                  | Stroke Play |
                                  o-------------o
    
    -choose between 1 player/2 player.
    -choose between U.S. Course/Japan Course/U.K. Course.
    
    
                                  o------------o
                                  | Match Play |
                                  o------------o
    
    -choose between 1 player/2 player.
    -choose between U.S. Course/Japan Course/U.K. Course.
    
    
                                  o------------o
                                  | Tournament |
                                  o------------o
    
    -choose between Stroke Play/Match Play.
    
    ===========
    Stroke Play
    ===========
    
    -choose between 18 Holes/36 Holes.
    -choose between U.S. Course/Japan Course/U.K. Course.
    
    ==========
    Match Play
    ==========
    
    -choose between 18 Holes/36 Holes/Bet On 1 Hole.
    
    =================
    18 Holes/36 Holes
    =================
    
    -choose between U.S. Course/Japan Course/U.K. Course.
    
    =============
    Bet On 1 Hole
    =============
    
    -choose between U.S. Course/Japan Course/U.K. Course.
    
    
                                  o------------o
                                  | Club House |
                                  o------------o
    
    -choose between Register Name, Choose clubs, Options, Player Stats, Prize 
     Money, Tournament Roster, Training, Hall Of Fame Holes, Clear Saved Data.
    
    =============
    Register Name
    =============
    
    -allows user to switch name from MARIO to their personal preference.
    
    ============
    Choose Clubs
    ============
    
    -allows a player to select from 16 available clubs.
    
    =======
    Options
    =======
    
    -toggle background music on/off, default shot swing setting, default putt
     swing setting, default ball spin setting.
    
    ============
    Player Stats
    ============
    
    -allows player to view their statistics for stroke, match, and tournament
     play.
    
    ===========
    Prize Money
    ===========
    
    -allows player to see total amount of money gained.
    
    =================
    Tournament Roster
    =================
    
    -allows player to view current opponents for stroke play tournament.  Also,
     it allows player to change names of opponents, allowing you to play against
     the "people" that you most desire to play.
    
    ========
    Training
    ========
    
    -allows player to go to any hole on the three courses.  Then a plyer can set
     wind conditions (using the second controller), and practice any situation
     on any hole.
    
    ==================
    Hall Of Fame Holes
    ==================
    
    -allows player to view last five times they recorded a hole-in-one, an
     albatross, an eagle, and a birdie.
    
    ================
    Clear Saved Data
    ================
    
    -allows player to erase data concerning the following areas of the game:
     player rank, stroke and match play data, tournament data, and all saved
     data.
    
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    -------------------------------Club Selection-------------------------------
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    3) One of the most important things to decide before you seriously get 
       involved in NES Open Golf play modes is to choose 14 clubs for your bag.
       Sounds easy enough, but you choose from sixteen clubs total.  The
       general idea is to leave behind one of the woods, and one of the irons.
       Before you decide on which club to leave behind, view the following topic
       to get a better understanding of club distance and trajectory.
    
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    --------------------------------Club Stats----------------------------------
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    4) There are three important things to consider when selecting a club: swing
       speed, distance to target, and trajectory line.
    
    
    - The following are the numerical run down of all the clubs swing speeds:
    
                 __________ ____________ ____________ ____________
                |   Club   |    Slow    |     Med    |    Fast    |
                |__________|____________|____________|____________|
                |1 Wood    |     234    |     260    |     286    |
                |2 Wood    |     216    |     240    |     264    |
                |3 Wood    |     207    |     230    |     253    |
                |4 Wood    |     198    |     220    |     242    |
                |1 Iron    |     189    |     210    |     231    |
                |2 Iron    |     180    |     200    |     220    |
                |3 Iron    |     171    |     190    |     209    |
                |4 Iron    |     162    |     180    |     198    |
                |5 Iron    |     153    |     170    |     187    |
                |6 Iron    |     144    |     160    |     176    |
                |7 Iron    |     135    |     150    |     165    |
                |8 Iron    |     126    |     140    |     154    |
                |9 Iron    |     117    |     130    |     143    |
                |P. Wedge  |     108    |     120    |     132    |
                |S. Wedge  |      99    |     110    |     121    |
                |__________|____________|____________|____________|
    
    -trajectory of clubs differs as you move down through the clubs.  Woods and
     the 1 through 3 iron have lower trajectories, 4 thorugh 6 irons have
     middle trajectories, and 7 through Sand Wedge have high trajectories.
     This usually will not affect a persons club selection, but if an obstacle
     (like a tree) impedes the way, a different club may be required.
    
    -Swing speed also affects trajectory.  Fast swings result in a higher flying
     ball, Med Swings a little less high, and Slow swings result in lower
     trajectory balls.
    
    -Swing speed will affect how the ball moves as well.  Fast swings will have
     a ball moving rapidly.  Med swings will have a slightly slower ball
     movement, and of course Slow swings will have a very slow ball movement.
    
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    --------------------------------Swing Basics--------------------------------
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    5) This section will look at taking a swing itself, breaking down what the
       meter actually means.
    
    
                                    o-----------o
                                    | The Meter |
                                    o-----------o
    
    This device is now to control how far a ball will travel as well as how
    hooked, sliced, or straight the ball will fly.  The following below is a 
    reasonable representation of it:
    
    
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                                              ^
    
    The arrow points to the perfect sweet spot on the meter for hitting the ball
    perfectly straight.  When you are attempting to hit an Iron, the main sweet 
    spot is enlarged, but the straighter than straight spot is still this one 
    tick of the meter.
    
                                   o-----------o
                                   | Mechanics |
                                   o-----------o
    
      i) When you are ready to swing, the arrow begins at the sweet spot.
    
     ii) When you press the A Button, the arrow will move towards the left end
         of the meter.  Press the A Button a second time at the point on the 
         meter you wish to gain the desired distance on the swing (closer to the
        left side, the more power it will have set).
    
    iii) Now the arrow will begin to slide back to the right, heading towards 
         the original starting point.  Most times, you will be trying to hit the
         ball straight (see Advanced techniques for mroe details on this), so 
         press the A Button for a third time around the white tick (the sweet 
         spot that sends it straight), to hit the ball.
    
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    ----------------------------Advanced Techniques-----------------------------
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    6) This section will review a few techniques that can be used to get a
       player out of trouble, but these are usually quite difficult to pull off.
       These should only be attempted once a player has played enough to
       understand what technique should be used where, and how to go about it.
    
    
      i) The use of spin on the ball can be quite useful to make shots more 
         accurate than normal.  The use of back spin ensures a ball will stay 
         fairly near to the impact spot of the ball.  Top spin can give the ball
         a little more jump for when it first lands (useful for rolling the ball
         on a green for example).  These spins are useful, but they change how a
         shot should be approached.
    
    
     ii) The use of high/low trajectory will also cause effects similiar to 
         top/back spin.  If used in conjunction with each other, it can make for
         a very fast, low moving ball, or a slow moving high ball that will go 
         backwards from the impact zone.
    
    
    iii) Using a hook/slice purposely is an excellent technique for off-setting 
         a strong wind, using a strong wind to hit the ball even further, and 
         to hit around a tree that is impeding your line to the green.
    
    
     iv) If the wind is coming from the left, then the player should use a hook 
         to counter the wind.  If the wind comes from the right, then the player
         should use a slice to counter the wind.  The ratio of tics on the swing
         bar is about 1.25 tic to 2 MPH wind.  Remember to take into account any
         aim corrections you may have made before swinging.
    
    
      v) A player can also take advantage of a wind that will push their ball
         farther than the norm by using a hook/slice.  The best example is if a
         wind direction is blowing North-East, a player should aim straight 
         above and hit a large slice (this will require some experimentation), 
         and if it is done correctly the player will end up much closer to the 
         hole than if they used a normal, straight shot.  This is the most 
         difficult of the advanced techniques to master, and it will frustrate 
         most people at first.
    
    
     vi) When a player makes a poor shot into a tree, they often no longer have 
         a clean, straight shot to the green.  This means the player will have 
         to hit their next shot away from the green, and then have to chip on, 
         right?  Actually, a player can still make the green despite the 
         obstruction.  To do this, a player must aim around a tree, and if the 
         aim is to the left of the green, then a major slice must be used. If 
         the aim is to the right of the green, then a major hook must be used.  
         Also, when using this technique, a player will generally have to
         increase the distance (so go up at least one club).  Also, the lie of 
         your ball has to be taken into account as well.
    
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    -----------------------------Rank Promotion---------------------------------
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    7) You begin the game as a... well, a Beginner.  This can be changed by 
       playing 2 good rounds of golf.  If you have played well enough, your 
       character will be offered the chance to move to the next level.  The 
       order of player rank is: 
    
       
       Beginner => Amateur => Semi-Professional => Professional.
    
       
       The easiest way to ascertain your rank is to look at the small sign on
       the title screen.
    
       
       B = Beginner, A = Amateur, SP = Semi-Professional, P = Professional.
      
    
       Why is rank so important you say?  It is the determining factor in how
       much money you receive in tournaments, match play, and contests.  The
       higher the rank you are, the higher the amounts of money up for grabs.
       Consequently, the higher your rank, the tougher the competition will be
       as well.
    
    
       Please remember you must play Stroke Play (not in a tournament) to be
       eligible to be promoted in rank (usually requiring two 18 Hole Rounds to
       become eligible to play in the next highest class).
    
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    ----------------------------------Match Play--------------------------------
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    8) Match Play is when a player faces an opponent in a direct head-to-head
       match.  However, it does not go by the total number of strokes in the
       golf game played.  It is dependent on who wins more holes.  To win a hole
       a player must score lower than their opposition.  The player who wins
       more holes wins.
    
    
       You work your way through the players from Luigi to Steve, to Mark to
       Tony to Billy.  Also, your rank determines who you play in Bet On 1 Hole
       mode: 
    
    
       Beginner==========> Tony 
       Amateur===========> Mark
       Semi-Professional=> Tony
       Professional======> Billy
    
    
       Match play can call for a change in your strategy for a hole.  Your
       opponent may have already made the green, and you need to get there in
       one, so you may risk a hazard when you normally would not, you may be
       lower in score for the hole, so you can play a safe shot to set-up an
       easier shot for the win, or you may have made a bad shot so you need to
       get back on track fast.  It takes experience to know when to be
       aggressive, and when to be conservative.  It is best to play conservative
       until an opportunity presents itself for you to jump into the lead on a
       hole, taking home the big prize/hole.
    
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    -----------------------------Course Descriptions----------------------------
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    9) This section will list the par, yards, and a general course description.
       Also, each course will be ranked in terms of difficulty.
    
       The handicap stat indicates how hard a hole is.  The lower the number,
       the harder the hole.
    
    
                                 o-------------o
                                 | U.S. Course |
                                 o-------------o
    
    Hole             Yards              Handicap             Par
    
    1                328                17                   4
    2                481                13                   5
    3                446                7                    4
    4                154                16                   3
    5                392                8                    4
    6                400                11                   4
    7                167                18                   3
    8                560                1                    5
    9                410                10                   4
    10               217                14                   3
    11               421                9                    4
    12               642                3                    5
    13               420                15                   4
    14               400                4                    4
    15               428                6                    4
    16               230                2                    3
    17               435                12                   4
    18               571                5                    5
    
    TOTAL            7102                                    72
    
    -The U.S. Course can be considered the beginner course.  It contains a
     little bit of everything that this game has to offer.  It generally has
     shorter holes, but it contains the longest hole in the game.  It contains
     very little water, but it has a very nasty par 3 water hazard.  It contains
     fairly uniform green slopes, but it does have a few nasty slopes to contend
     with.  This is definately the easiest of the three courses in this game.
    
    
                                o--------------o
                                | Japan Course |
                                o--------------o
    
    Hole             Yards              Handicap             Par
    
    1                400                17                   4
    2                392                14                   4
    3                534                16                   5
    4                202                13                   3
    5                410                8                    4
    6                166                11                   3
    7                535                10                   5
    8                464                12                   4
    9                418                1                    4
    10               350                15                   4
    11               368                7                    4
    12               535                6                    5
    13               160                18                   3
    14               464                4                    4
    15               410                5                    4
    16               192                9                    3
    17               432                3                    4
    18               605                2                    5
    
    TOTAL            7037                                    72
    
    -The Japan Course is the middle of the road course in terms of difficulty.
     This course has water on nearly every hole, and in many it is a direct
     hazard to your ball as you move towards the green.  Also, this course has
     the largest sand trap in the game on hole 14.  This course requires a 
     player to have accurate aim to score well.
    
    
                                 o-------------o
                                 | U.K. Course |
                                 o-------------o
    
    Hole             Yards              Handicap             Par
    
    1                418                15                   4
    2                393                12                   4
    3                550                6                    5
    4                221                10                   3
    5                431                2                    4
    6                357                7                    4
    7                428                1                    4
    8                201                17                   3
    9                528                13                   5
    10               325                11                   4
    11               424                3                    4
    12               162                14                   3
    13               571                18                   5
    14               403                4                    4
    15               410                8                    4
    16               571                16                   5
    17               196                5                    3
    18               460                9                    4
    
    TOTAL            7049                                    72
    
    -This course ranks just ahead of the Japan Course in difficulty, and the
     main reason for this is the more effective placement of sand/water hazards,
     narrower fairways, and small target zones.  This course is the greatest
     challenge in the game, and even a pro at the game will still be challenged,
     playing it again and again.
    
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    ------------------------U.S. Course Hole Descriptions-----------------------
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    10)This section will have a strategy that will help get lower scores on
       every hole.  The suggested club is for tee-off only, and the rest of the
       club choice is  dependent upon where a ball is (and I can not predict
       every single situation that can arise).  Also, a map of every green to
       help visualize the strategies.
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 1 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
       
       Hole 1 is a very straightforward hole.  The fairway starts directly above
       the player, and although there is both a sand trap and a water hazard,
       there is very little threat from either.  If there is a wind at your
       back, it is possible to make the green in one shot.  The green itself is
       generally sloped left to right.
    
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        This green is relatively to put on since it has only one general
        direction of arrows to putt on.  This hole is a very easy hole, and is
        one of the easiest par 4's to eagle.
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 2 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 2 is a short Par 5, that is protected from easy access by a large
       water hazard.  The general idea is to aim for the large patch of fairway
       on the right.  From there, a player should then try to fly there ball
       onto the green.  This will mean the player has an eagle putt on a green
       that once again slopes one direction: this time top-right to lower-left.
    
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        A fairly difficult green to putt on, simply because of the very strong
        slope that will often be putted against.  This is still a fairly easy
        hole, that will yeild quite a few eagles.
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 3 |
                                    o--------o
      
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 3 has a lot of trees between the tee and the green.  Luckily, the 
       fairway is to the right, and is fairly large so it is easy to hit.  An
       alternate strategy that I utilize is to hit right up the middle over all
       of the trees.  This means it is a very short distance to the green
       (easier approach shot), but for this to be so easy, one must clear all of
       the trees.  If a player has gone to the fairway, it is still a relatively
       easy iron shot onto the green.  This id the first green to feature
       different directions for slope.
    
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        If your approach shot is not very good, then this will be a tough green
        to one-putt.  However, if you managed to land your ball close, then the
        slope is not very strong meaning an easier putt.  Still, it is a
        relatively easy hole.
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 4 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggested Clubs => 4,5,6 Iron (slow swing)
                          6,7,8 Iron (med swing)
                          7,8,9 Iron (fast swing)
    
       As a general rule for par 3's, i try to get the most accurate club I can.
       This means on shorter par 3's using a slow swing (like this one), med
       swing for slightly longer holes, and fast swing far longest par 3 holes.
       So, to decide which slow swing club to use, one must first look at the
       distance to the hole, as well as the wind.  After making proper
       adjustments, you should land on the green.  This green is a bowl green,
       which means it slopes inward, with the exception of the bottom right,
       which slants pff the green. 
    
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       This green is relatively hard to putt on, but only if your tee shot is
       fairly inaccurate.  Otherwise, this is the easiest par 3 on this course,
       and is fairly high in par or better ratio menaing Hole 4 is an easy hole.
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 5 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 5 is another hole that requires a player to aim over a large patch
       of rough to get to the large area of fairway.  After the tee shot, a
       player usually only require a rather short iron shot to the green, but
       the sand trap can pose some problems.  To get around it, the best bet is
       to move up one club form the suggested, hold down as you swing (to make a
       high shot), and the ball will land on the green and not bounce off.  The
       green itself sloped from the back to the front.
    
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                               J J J J J J J
                           J J J J J J J J J J
                     J J J J J J J J J J J J J
                       J J J J J J J J J J J J                                  
                             J J J J J J
    
       Again we have another green that is one general slope, so long putts are
       still relatively easy to do.  The real challenge to this hole is to make
       the green in two shots so you get a shot at the birdie putt.
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 6 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 6 biggest challenge is the river that runs through the middle of the
       hole.  It is close enough that it can be cleared with a strong tee shot,
       but the real danger it presents is when it is coupled with a headwind.  
       There are two main strategies to this hole: A friendly wind means the
       player can try to go straight at the green, or the safer method of aiming
       towards (or to the left) of the two trees on the fairway.  The straight
       on shot works best with a tailwind or no headwind whatsoever.  Otherwise,
       it is best to play it safe and hit to the right.  Then it is a matter of
       using your irons to knock the ball onto the green to set-up the birdie
       putt.
    
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       The slope running towards the back of the green is very strong, and
       unless you have a close lie, or are directly above/below the hole, you
       will have a difficult time to make the birdie putt.  This is a hole that
       getting a par is a reason to celebrate, especially when the terribly
       placed water hazard is taken into account.
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 7 |
                                    o--------o
    
        Suggested Clubs => 1,2,3,4 Irons (slow swing)
                           6,7,8 Irons (med swing)
                           6,7,8 Irons (fast swing)
    
        The club selection will mainly depend if the pin is hidden behind the
        tree in fornt of the green.  If it is, then a higher hit ball with less
        roll is required.  If the line to the pin is unimpeded, a player may
        use whatever technique they wish.  This is a very simply sloped green,
        but it can be a very frustrating green to putt on.
    
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                7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 
                  7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
                    7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
                    7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 
    
       This, likemany other par 3's is very dependent on an accurate tee shot.
       Otherwise the birdie is quite difficult to obtain (although par is
       common).  Accurate Irons are a must in this game, and this hole is an
       excellent example.
    
    
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                                    | Hole 8 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 8 has it's share of hazards, and this is why it is ranked as the 
       hardest U.S. Course hole.  When teeing off, as is the usual, check the
       wind, and aim your shot accordingly.  Keep in mind you MUST make the
       fairway if you want to have a shot at making the green in two so you will
       get the eagle putt.  Be very wary of the OB that is all around the rough
       because if you hit in there you get penalized a stroke AND have to tee
       off again.  If you have made the fairway, you have two choices: go for
       the green or lay-up onto the land between the two creeks.  If you landed
       in the rough, you should stil be able to make the small land between the
       two creeks.  Then it is a simple matter of an approach iron onto the
       green.  This green also flows from front to back, but it is a much
       steeper grade of slope.
    
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       A strong putt will be required if your ball is far from the hole, and
       more than likely you will need to make serius adjustments to your aim to
       have a chance of making the putt.  When this evil slope is combined with
       the difficult tee off, the long distance to the green, and the two creeks
       this hole earns it's rank as the hardest hole on the U.S. Course.
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 9 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 9 is a par 4 that has no paticularly bad situations near the
       fairway, but if you go off into the rough, this hole becomes a very nasty
       hole very quickly.  The tee off will more than likely end up between 
       pieces of fairway, but that is not a problem.  The approach shot is up to
       the player, so I suggest whatever makes them the most comfortable.  This
       is a fairly easy green to get to in two shots meaning many birdie 
       opportunities.
    
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                            v v v
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             v         v v v v v v v v v v      
             v v     v v v v v v v v v v v     v
               v v v v v v v v v v v v v v   v v
         v     v v v v v v v v v v v v v     v v                 
       v v       v v v v v v v v v v v v   v v v
       v v v     v v v v v v v v v v v     v v v
         v v v     v v v v v v v v v     v v v
           v v v         v v v v       v v v v
           v v v v v               v v v v v
             v v v v v v         v v v v v                            
             v v v v v v v v v v v v v
               v v v v
    
       This green is sloped from back to front, and is actually quite easy to
       putt on once a player has played a few rounds.  Birdies are pretty common
       on this hole (pars are also quite common).
    
    
                                    o---------o
                                    | Hole 10 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Clubs => 1,2 Wood (slow swing)
                          3,4 Wood (med swing)
                          1,2 Iron (fast swing)
    
       Hole 10 is a par 3 that is straightforward, and provided you can hit the
       ball  straight, you will be on this green in 1 most of the time.  The 
       easiest way to hit the green is to use a 1 iron on a fast swing.  The
       green  slopes from back to front, and is a very gently slope.
    
              v v v v v     v v v
              v v v v v v v v v v v
          v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v
          v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v
          v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v
          v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v                       
          v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v
          v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v
            v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v
            v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v
              v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v
                v v v v v v v v v v v v v v
                v v v v v v v v v v v v v
                  v v v v v v v v v v v                       
                  v v v v v v v v v v v 
                  v v v v v v v v v v
                    v v v v v v v v v
                      v v v v v v v
    
       Another hole that can make a long putt very difficult to hit simply
       because of the steady pulling of the slope.  This is a relatively easy
       hole, but you must have an accurate aim to truly prosper.
    
    
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                                    | Hole 11 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 11 is a par 4 that has the challenge of where are you going to aim
       for.  There is a lot of fairway, but if a player is bold, and goes to put
       the ball as close as they can to the green, they risk going out of
       bounds.  The wind should be the deciding fator on where you hit, but if
       you doubt your ability to hit the fairway, then aim to a safer position.
       From there it is the usual iron approach shot to the green.  This green
       sloped towards the middle from both the front and the back.
    
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                      J J J J J J J J
                  J J J J J J J J J J                         
                J J J J J J J J J J J 
                J J J J J J J J J J J J
                J J J J J J J J J J J J F F F
                J J J J J J J J J J J F F F F F F                        
                J J J J J J J J J J F F F F F F F F F
                J J J J J J J J J F F F F F F F F F F
                J J J J J J J J F F F F F F F F F F F
                  J J J     J F F F F F F F F F F F                          
                              F F F F F F F F F F 
                                F F F F F F F F F
                              F F F F F F F F F F
                              F F F F F F F F F F                          
                            F F F F F F F F F F 
                                F F F F F F F 
                                  F F F F
    
       The trick here is to take into account both slopes (if you need to putt
       over both).  Otherwise, it is the usual putting routine.
    
    
                                    o---------o
                                    | Hole 12 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       This hole is listed at 642 yards, but when you first enter it will say
       430 to 450 yeards to the green.   The original measurement is taken if
       you went down the midle of the fairway.  The actual number for this
       strategy falls somewhere in between these numbers (around 500-550 yards).
       Hit towards the left, and try to cut as much of the OB, but still make
       the fairway.  This will mean that with a well hit 1 Wood, you can make
       green in two.  This is very hard to do, and usually requires some help
       from the wind to happen.  In most cases, it will take at least 3 shots to
       reach the green.  This green slopes to the front and back from the
       middle.
    
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      ^ ^ ^               L L L L L L L L                               
                        L L L L L L L L L
                      L L L L L L L L L L
                L L L L L L L L L L L L
          L L L L L L L L L L L L L
            L L L L L L L L L L L L
                L L L L L L L L                                            
    
       This can be a very unforgiving green if the strength on your putt is 
       off by a fair amount.  Also, the breaks can be very hard to read.  This
       makes this par 5 the toughest to get an eagle on, and definately the
       hardest par 5 to get a birdie on.  The distance for the ball to travel,
       and the mean green makes a very challenging hole.
    
    
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                                    | Hole 13 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 13 is a very welcome sight because of the simplistic play needed for
       success.  Drive it up the fairway, then hit the ball onto the green.  The
       green is another bowl green.
    
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             L L L L L L L L L                                            
           7   L L L L L L L L L
           7 7   L L L L L L L L
         7 7 7 7   L L L L L L L L L L
         7 7 7 7 7   L L L L L L L L L L L                                  
         7 7 7 7 7 7   L L L L L L L L L L L
         7 7 7 7 7 7 7   L L L L L L L L L L
         7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7   L L L L L L L L L L
         7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7   L L L L L L L L L
         7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7   L L L L L L L L
           7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7   L L L L L L L                               
               7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7   L L L L L L 
                     7 7 7 7 7 7 7   L L L L L
                     7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7   L L L L
                       7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7   L L
                       7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7   L
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                             7 7 7 7 7
    
       The usual bowl green scenario here.  Hopefully you are close enough to
       the hole to have olny one break to deal with.  If it is two, then your
       chances of a birdie are greatly diminished.  Still, it is an easier hole
       to birdie than most.
    
    
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                                    | Hole 14 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Aim for the end of the fairway, and let 'er rip.  If you hit it well
       enough, you will be in good shape for the approach to the green.  Even if
       you are in the rough, it will still be a pretty easy matter to get on in
       two for the birdie putt.  This is the first truly confusing green on this
       course in terms of wild slope variations.
    
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             F F F F F F F F F J J
           F     F F F F F F J J J F F F
         F       F F F F F J J J F F F F                           
       F         F F F F + J J F F F F F
       F       F F F       J F F F F F F
       F F F F F F         F F F F F F F 
       F F F F F F       F F F F F F F F                                 
       F F F F F J J     F F F F F F F F 
       F F F F J J J J   F F F F F F F
       F F F J J J J J J J F F F F F F
         F J J J J J J J J J J F F
           J J J J J J J J J J J J                                         
                 J       J J J J
    
       This green is quite confusing, and the pin is often placed where you will
       be forced to putt over at least two different slopes (possibly three).
       This is a hole where controlling your approach shot is extremely imortant
       to getting a par or better.
    
    
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                                    | Hole 15 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       You can try to fly the trees to make the fairway on the right to set-up a
       better second shot, or you can play a safe first shot by hitting
       straight up the left fairway.  The second shot can be put on the green by
       any method the player likes because of the lack of green protection by
       hazards.  The green itself slopes from the back to the front and the
       sides.
    
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            L L L                     J J
          L L L L L L               J J J J
          L L L L L L L L           J J J J                                 
        L L L L L L L L L L v     J J J J J J
        L L L L L L L L L L v v J J J J J J J
        L L L L L L L L L v v J J J J J J J J
        L L L L L L L L v v v J J J J J J J J                              
        L L L L L L L v v v v v J J J J J J J
        L L L L L L v v v v v v v J J J J J J
          L L L L v v v v v v v v v J J J J 
          L L L v v v v v v v v v v v J J J
            L v v v v v v v v v v v v v J
              v v v v v v v v v v v v v                                      
                  v v v v v v v v v
    
       This green is actually not to bad to putt on, but the usual rule of every
       extra slope you cross, the less likely you are to make birdie.  Provided
       you hit an accurate approach, you will do well on hole 15.
    
    
                                    o---------o
                                    | Hole 16 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Clubs => 1 Wood (slow swing)
                          2 Wood (med swing)
                          4 Wood (fast swing)
    
       You may need to increase/decrease the club distance because of wind, but
       otherwise these are the clubs to use for teeing off.  This is without a
       doubt, the hardest par 3 on the U.S. Course.  The large water hazard
       requires a player to fly the ball a long way, and stil keep the ball on
       the green (this is very difficult).  When a player actually gets the ball
       on the green they will be happy to see a relatively flat green (slight
       bowl).
    
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       The slope is very gentle, and this makes putting a breeze when compared
       to the nasty greens that have been plaguing this course in the last few
       holes.  If your tee shot goes well, you should do no worse than a par,
       but the key phrase is "If your tee shot goes well".  Hole 16 is a real
       evil hole, possible the toughest par 3 of all 3 courses in the game.
    
    
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                                    | Hole 17 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 17 success depends upon putting your tee shot onto the fairway,
       which is  fairly large.  Problems arise if you hit into the forest, and
       have to chip out.  Otherwise it is smooth sailing to the green in two
       (with a good approach shot anyway).  The green is sloped from back to
       front and is a strong slope.
    
                                     L L
                                   L L L L L L L L
                                   L L L L L L L L L                         
                                 L L L L L L L L L L L
                                   L L L L L L L L L L L
                          L L L      L L L L L L L L L L
                          L L L L      L L L L L L L L L 
                        L L L L L L      L L L L L L L L L
                        L L L L L L L      L L L L L L L L
                        L L L L L L L L      L L L L L L L
                        L L L L L L L L L      L L L L L L                
                          L L L L L L L L L      L L L L L  
                          L L L L L L L L L L    L L L L 
                            L L L L L L L L L L    L L 
                            L L L L L L L L L L L
                            L L L L L L L L L L L L                      
                              L L L L L L
                                L L L L
                                    L
    
       A strong slope requires a good amount of correction, and as always the
       closer you can get to the flag, the better.
    
    
                                    o---------o
                                    | Hole 18 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 18 is a good finishing hole for this well rounded Course because it
       contains everything that has been thrown at you: narrow fairway, sand
       traps, water hazards, trees aplenty, and a multi-sloped green.  For the
       tee shot, aim for the tree in the middle of the fairway.  Then, if you
       are close enough to the green, you can risk the water hazard, and go for
       the green in two.  Otherwise, you will lay-up short on the fairway, and
       then use an iron approach to get on in three.  This green has three
       different slopes to contend with.
    
                       L L L J
                     L L L L J J           L
                   L L L L L J J J     L L L L L                   
                 L L L L L L J J J J J L L L L L 
               L L L L L L L J J J J J J L L L L
               L L L L L L L J J J J J J J L L
             L L L L L L L L J J J J J J J L L
             L L L L L L L L J J J J J J J J J
             L L L L L L L L J J J J J J J J J
           L L L L L L L L L J J J J J J J J J
           L L L L L L L L L J J J J J J J J J                   
           L L L L L L L L L J J J J J J J J
           L L L L L L L L L J J J J J J J J
           L L L L L L L L L J J J J J J J J
             L L L L L L L L J J J J J J J J
             L L L L L L L L J J J J J J J                  
               L L L L L L L J J J J J
                   L L L L L J J
    
       tough green to go with a tough hole.  Often a player will ge getting on
       in three or four, so putting well is a must.  This hole yeilds few
       eagles, birdies, and even pars.
    
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    11)This section will have a strategy that will help get lower scores on
       every hole.  The suggested club is for tee-off only, and the rest of the
       club choice is  dependent upon where a ball is (and I can not predict
       every single situation that can arise).  Also, a map of every green to
       help visualize the strategies.
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 1 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 1 is a relatively easy welcome to Japan.  Aim over the bunker in the
       left rough, and if you hit it full, you wil clear it.  This will set-up
       the wide open look at the hole, so the easy approach will happen.  If a
       player goes more left, they have to contend with a stand of trees in the
       right rough.  The green has a plateau in the middle, and slopes to the
       back-left, and the front-right.
    
                      7 7 7 7 7
                      7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
                    7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
                  L     7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
              L L L           7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
            L L L L L             7 7 7 7 7 7
            L L L L L               7 7 7 7 7 7
            L L L L L L               7 7 7 7 7
            L L L L L L               7 7 7 7 7
            L L L L L L L L               7 7 7 7
            L L L L L L L L L L L           7
              L L L L L L L L L L L L       7   
              L L L L L L L L L L L L L L
                  L L L L L L L L L L
                      L L L L L L L L
                      L L L L L L L
    
       This green is one of the easier dual slope greens to putt on, because the
       slope on the front of the green is very slow.  A player must not
       underestimate it however, or they can three putt very quickly.
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 2 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
       
       Hole 2 is a difficult hole before the wind is taken into consideration.
       It is a fairly long way to cross the river, and the fairway is very
       narrow as the fairway moves toward the hole.  An advanced strategy for
       lowering the distance to the green for your second shot without the trees
       being in the way is to use a slight slice when you aim at those same
       trees.  This of course will put you on the right of the fairway, with a
       much better view of the green.  The green has a rapidly changing slope,
       that is quite challneging.
    
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        < < < < < < < <        J J
        < < < < < < < <        J J J
        < < < < < < < <        J J J J
        < < < < < < < <        J J J J < <
        < < < < < < < <        J J J J < < <
          < < < < < < <        J J J J < < <
          < < < < < < <        J J J J < < <
              < < < < <        J J J J < <
                < < < <        J J J J <
                  < < <        J J J J
                    < <        J
    
       If the ball is on the same slope, the putt will be relatively easy.
       Also, if the ball is on the same line of arrows (even if it crosses a
       couple of slopes), it is another easy putting situation.  Otherwise,
       this green will mean a lot of two/three putts.
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 3 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       The best way to make the fairway is to aim at the two trees on the
       fairway.  If a player hit a good ball, they will be able to try for the
       green in two.  However, to do this, the player must be close enough to
       fly the ball to the ball alomst 80% of the way there, and avoid the two
       sand traps.  Otherwise, the player must lay-up short of the water, and
       then hit on in three.  This green is nearly one big slant from the
       front-right to the back-left.
    
                       F F F F F
                     F F F F F F > >
                   F F F F F F > >
                 F F F F F F F > >   F F F
               F F F F F F F > >     F F F
               F F F F F F F > >   F F F F F
             F F F F F F F > >     F F F F F
           F F F F F F F F > >   F F F F F F
         F F F F F F F F > >     F F F F F F
           F F F F F F F > >   F F F F F F F
           F F F F F F > >     F F F F F F F
           F F F F F F > >   F F F F F F F F
           F F F F F > >     F F F F F F F F
             F F F F > >   F F F F F F F F
             F F F > >     F F F F F F F
               F F > >   F F F F F
                           F
    
       The idea on this green is to putt across the slope to get the ball online
       so it can roll nice and slowly into the hole.
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 4 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggested Clubs => 2,3 Wood (slow swing)
                          1,2 Iron (med swing)
                          3,4 Iron (fast swing)
    
       The first par 3 on this course is actually pretty easy because of the
       lack of hazards by the hole.  This is a relatively easy green to get
       onto.  The green has a very strong slope however, and it does have two 
       slopes (although both rarely are in the putting line).
    
                 L L       J J J J
               L L L L L J J J J J J
             L L L L L L L J J J J J J
           L L L L L L L L L J J J J J J
         L L L L L L L L L L L J J J J J J
         L L L L L L L L L L L L J J J J J
           L L L L L L L L L L L L J J J J
             L L L L L L L L L L L L J J J
               L L L L L L L L L L L L J J
                 L L L L L L L L L L L L
                   L L L L L L L L L L L
                     L L L L L L L L L
                       L L L L L L
    
       Hopefully your tee shot landed close to the hole, so you may get a
       birdie.  Otherwise, a two putt is a fairly common occurence.
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 5 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 5 is a shorter par 4, and it is fairly easy to make the green in two
       if a player can avoid getting stuck in the trees (fairway and rough).  
       The trick is to aim just left of the bunker in the right rough, and hit
       it between the fairway trees #2 and #3 (numbered from left to right).  
       Then a player must fly a ball to the green since their is a large sand
       trap protecting against roll ons to much of the green.  Being too long
       on an approach can lead to trouble with another bunker.  The green slopes
       toward the middle, and the slope is stronger on the right side.
    
                      J J
                J J J J J J
              J J J J J J J J
            J J J J J J J J J
        J J J J J J J J J J J J < <
        J J J J J J J J J J J < < < < <
        J J J J J J J J J J < < < < < <
        J J J J J J J J J < < < < < < < <
        J J J J J J J J < < < < < < < < < <
      J J J J J J J J < < < < < < < < < < <
      J J J J J J J < < < < < < < < < < < <
      J J J J J J < < < < < < < < < < < < <
      J J J J J < < < < < < < < < < < < < <
      J J J J < < < < < < < < < < < < < < <
        J J < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < <
            < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < <
                    < < < < < < < < < < 
                      < < < < <
    
       This is the same old song and dance as the many other two slope greens
       similiar to this one.  If a player has to contend with more than one
       slope on their putt, then a par is very likely to the best they can do.
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 6 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggested Clubs => 1,2,3 Iron (slow swing)
                          3,4,5 Iron (med swing)
                          5,6 Iron (fast swing)
    
       This is the second par 3 in three holes, so it will be the last one till
       the back nine.  This is a very easy hole when compared to most.  The
       fairway goes right to the green, there are no hazards to block the way,
       and ony the wind or your own error should really prevent a player from
       getting very close to (or in) the hole off the tee.  The green keeps a 
       constant slope right with a bit of a down pull in the middle.
    
                   < < < < < L L L
               < < < < < < L L L L L L
           < < < < < < < L L L L L L L
           < < < < < < L L L L L L L L L
         < < < < < < L L L L L L L L L L
         < < < < < L L L L L L L L L L <
       < < < < < L L L L L L L L L L < <
       < < < < L L L L L L L L L L < < <
       < < < L L L L L L L L L L < < < <
         < L L L L L L L L L L < < < < <
         L L L L L L L L L L < < < < <
             L L L L L L L < < < <
                 L L L L < < <
    
       Even with these somewhat hard slopes, hole 6 should give many birdies to
       your scorecard.
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 7 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggest Club => 1 Wood
    
       This is the second par 5 in three holes, so it will be the last one till
       the back nine.  Teeing off for maximum gain is to aim to right of tree
       that is on the fairway.  When done properly, a player is about 230 to 260
       yards from the hole, so they can go for the green to get on in two.  If
       in the rough, then the player can try to clear the water to get closer so
       they can use a much more accurate iron approach shot.  The green is a
       confusing tangle of multi-slopes.
    
          7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
        7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7    
      L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L
      L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L
          L L L L L L L L L L L L
    
    
    
          7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
        7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
        L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L
        L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L
          L L L L L L L L L L L L L L 
                  L L L L L L L L L L
                            L L L L L
    
       With the often changing slope, this is a very tough green to one putt
       except when the approach shot has lined up well.  This is a very tough
       green that will require a two/three putt most of the time.
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 8 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 8 is a very severe dogleg left.  There is only one real option for
       the tee shot (although the bunker can be shot over a little).  From there
       it is about 220 yards or less (depending on where the tee shot stopped),
       and it is a rather unimpeded approach shot.  This green is another crazy
       multi-slope, although this is not as bad as the previous hole because
       it is a larger green.
    
                   F F           J J
           J J J F F           J J J
         J J J F F           J J J J
       J J J F F           J J J J J
       J J F F           J J J J J J
       J J F           J J J J J J   F F F
         J           J J J J J J   F F F F F
                   J J J J J J   F F F F F
                 J J J J J J   F F F F F
               J J J J J J   F F F F F F
             J J J J J J   F F F F F F F
           J J J J J J   F F F F F F F
           J J J J J   F F F F F F F F
           J J J J   F F F F F F F F
         J J J J   F F F F F F F F
         J J J   F F F F F F F
         J J   F F F F F F F
             F F F F F F
    
       The slope of this green is not too strong, and the patches of slopes are
       large enough to figure out they will effect your ball a little easier 
       than the last hole.  A birdie is quite possible, but a par much more
       likely.
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 9 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       This is possible the hardest par 4 in the game because of the hazards 
       that directly block the best routes to the green, the narrow fairway, and
       the strongly sloped green.  For tee-off, aim to the right of the fairway
       tree, and hopefully you can stay on the fairway, and out of the rough, or
       even worse, the OB.  Then, it is a simple matter of a good approach shot
       to get close to the pin.  The green has two main slopes that flow to the
       middle of the green.
    
                  J J           J
                J J J J J     + J J J J
              J J J J J     J J J J J J F
            J J J J J     J J J J J J F F
          J J J J J     J J J J J J F F F
          J J J J     J J J J J J F F F 
          J J J     J J J J J J F F F     F
          J J     J J J J J J F F F     F F
          J     J J J J J J F F F     F F F
              J J J J J J F F F     F F F J
            J J J J J J F F F     F F F J J
          J J J J J J F F F     F F F J J J                    
          J J J J J F F F     F F F J J J
            J J J F F F     F F F J J J
              J F F F     F F F J J
                F F     F F F J
    
       If a player has had the luck (yes luck, not skill) to get near the pin,
       then a birdie can be had.  The farther away, and the chances lessen.
       This is also dependent on how well the original tee shot went because a
       poor tee shot means at least three strokes gone when getting to the
       green.  This adds up to one tough hole, that a player should be happy to
       get par on.
    
    
                                    o---------o
                                    | Hole 10 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 10 is a big slide towards easy after the brutal last hole.  Aim over
       the trees in the left rough, and the ball should easily make the fairway.
       This will make for an easy approach to the green, with no hazards to 
       block the way.  The green Has a continual flow from front to back, with
       only left/right directional changes.
    
               7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
             7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 
           F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F
           F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F
           F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F
           F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F
    
    
    
    
             7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7           
               7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
                   7 7 7
    
       Provided the approach shot is closer to the middle of the green, and not
       on the fringes, then a birdie/par result is almost assured.  Even if the
       ball is on the steeper slope on the edge of the greens, it is still quite
       possible to get a par or better result.
    
    
                                    o---------o
                                    | Hole 11 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 11 is a decent challenge to make and remain on the fairway, but the
       rough is not thick, so it is not a priority to make the fairway.  A
       rather easy approach shot because of the lack of hazards, and the clearly
       segregated slopes of the green.
    
             F F F               7 7
             F F F             7 7 7 7 7
           F F F F              7 7 7 7 7 7
         F F F F F F           7 7 7 7 7 7
       F F F F F F F       7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
       F F F F F F F F F 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
       F F F F F F F F F 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
       F F F F F F F F F 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
         F F F F F F F F 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
         F F F F F F F F 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
           F F F F F F F 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
             F F F F F F 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
                 F F F F 7 7 7 7 7 7
                     F F 7 7 7 7 7
                         7 7 7
    
       Strong slopes can make for difficult putting, so you should take
       advantage of the easy approach shot conditions.  Still, fairly easy to
       get a par, or even a birdie.
    
    
                                    o---------o
                                    | Hole 12 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 12 breaks the long line of par 4's with the first par 5 of the back 
       nine.  A shorter par 5, it allows for many "on in 2" opportunities, but
       only those who weild an accurate approach shot.  Aim for the right part
       of the fairway that slowly narrows towards a fairway tree.  Then a player
       needs to make a very accurate shot between two bunkers, or try to fly to
       and stay on the green.  If not on, then chip on.  The green slopes left 
       to right, and is a viciously strong slope.
    
                       > > > > > > >
                   > > > > > > > > > > >
                 > > > > > > > > > > > > >
               > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                     > > > > > > > > > > > > 
                       > > > > > > > > > > >
                         > > > > > > > > > > >
             7 7         > > > > > > > > > > >
             7 7 7 7       > > > > > > > > > >
             7 7 7 7 7     > > > > > > > > >
             7 7 7 7 7 7     > > > > > > > >
             7 7 7 7 7 7 7   > > > > > > > >
             7 7 7 7 7 7 7   > > > > >
             7 7 7 7 7 7 7   > > >
             7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 >
                   7 7
    
       The strong slopes make it very difficult to one putt, and even two putts
       can be hard to do.  This is a hole that is short, but the tough
       conditions around the green (three bunkers), and on it (strong slopes),
       can wreak havoc on your stroke count.
    
    
                                    o---------o
                                    | Hole 13 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Clubs => 3,4,5 Irons (slow swing)
                          5,6,7 Irons (med swing)
                          7,8 Irons (fast swing)
    
       Hole 13 is a short par 3 that has easy access to the green.  The
       challenge lies in using the slope of the green to get near the hole off
       of the tee.  The green is a dual slope that run left and right from the
       centre of the green.
    
                        < < < > > > >
                    < < < < < > > > > >
                < < < < < < < > > > > > > >  
              < < < < < < < < > > > > > > >
            < < < < < < < < < > > > > > > > >
            < < < < < < < < < > > > > > > > >
            < < < < < < < < < > > > > > > > >
              < < < < < < < < > > > > > > > >
                < < < < < < < > > > > > > > >
                    < <     < > > > > > > >
                                  > > > >
    
       Not a hard green, but pin placement can create some almost impossible one
       putt situations (right on border of two slopes).
    
    
                                    o---------o
                                    | Hole 14 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 14 is a short par 4, with a lot of OB on the map.  There is fairway
       to the right, but the better idea is to hit right a the green.  If done
       correctly, the player can be as close as 30-40 yards.  From there a
       simple chip.  The green has two different slopes, and it is a large
       green.
    
                           < < < < < < 
                         < < < < < < < < 
                       < < < < < < < < < <
                       < < < < < < < < < < < v
                       < < < < < < < < < < v v
                       < < < < < < < < < v v v
                       < < < < < < < < v v v v v
                       < < < < < < < v v v v v v
                       < < < < < < v v v v v v v
                       < < < < < v v v v v v v v
                         < < < v v v v v v v v v 
                           < v v v v v v v v v v
                           v v v v v v v v v v v
                             v v v v v v v v v
                               v v v v v v v
                                   v v v
    
       Making the half of the green that the pin is on because it makes the putt
       much easier to make.  The par or better ratio for this hole is quite
       high.
    
    
                                    o---------o
                                    | Hole 15 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 15 starts with a narrow fairway to aim at, and then a long iron
       approach shot to the unprotected green.  The green slopes from right to
       left, and movements to front and back as well.
    
                            F F F F 
                      F F F F F F F F F
                  F F F F F F F F F F F F F
                F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F
              F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F
              F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F
              < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < <
              < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < <
              < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < 
                L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L
                L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L
                L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L
                  L L L L L L L L L L L L L
                      L L L L L L L L L L
                          L       L L 
    
       Strong slopes make a tough putting experience, but it is an easy two putt
       green for sure.  Another high par or better ratio hole, but more pars
       than birdies.
    
    
                                    o---------o
                                    | Hole 16 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Clubs => 3,4 Wood (slow swing)
                          1,2 Iron (med swing)
                          3,4 Iron (fast swing)
    
       Hole 16 is not too bad, but the water hazard can be a problem if you
       swing badly and/or the wind moves the ball towards trouble.  Still, a 
       player will more often than not be on in one.  The green is very small,
       but contains two very steep slopes.
    
                       > > > >
               L L     > > > > > >
             L L L L     > > > > > >
           L L L L L L     > > > > > >
           L L L L L L L     > > > > > >
           L L L L L L L L     > > > > > >
             L L L L L L L L     > > > > > >
                 L L L L L L L     > > > > > >
                     L L L L L L     > > > > >
                         L L L L L     > >
                             L L L L
    
       Players who are accurate off the tee will be rewarded with a par at
       least, but miss the green, then you are dependent on a very close ship
       to ensure a par or better.  A harder par 3 than most.
    
    
                                    o---------o
                                    | Hole 17 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 17 is a par 4 with two fairways divided by a large body of water.
       Unless the wind is really strong, a player should try to go over the 
       water to the right fairway to set-up an easier approach shot.  Aim
       between the first and second fairway trees to get into good position.
       After hitting on, the green slopes right to left, and a little bit front
       to back.
    
                           < < < <
                         < < < < < <
                       < < < < < < < <
                     < < < < < < < < < 
                     < < < < < < < < <
                     < < < < < < < < F F
                       < < < < < < F F F
                       < < < < < F F F F F
                       < < < < F F F F F F
                       < < < F F F F F F F F
                     < < < F F F F F F F F
           < < < < < < < F F F F F F F
         < < < < < < < F F F F F F
         < < < < < < F F F F F F F
         < < < < < F F F F F F F
           < < < F F F F F F F F
               F F F F F F F F
               F F F F F F
    
       A somewhat strong slope, but it runs as almost one slope despite two
       different directions of it.  Another high ratio of par or better hole.
    
    
                                    o---------o
                                    | Hole 18 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 18 is a very long par 5 that is incredibly hard to get to the green
       in two unless wind conditions are favourible.  Aim for the left fairway,
       and the best place for the ball to go is a little left of the trees in
       the rough.  Then it is a long distance to the green, and depending on
       the situation go for the green or aim for patch of fairway near the
       green.  It will usually take three shots (at least) to get on the green.
       The green itself is rather small, and it contains some quick changing
       slope directions.
    
                > >     >     J
              J > > > J J > > J J
            J J J > > > J J > > J J
          > J J J J > > > J J > > J
        > > > J J J J > > > J J > > J J
        J > > > J J J J > > > J J > > J
        J J > > > J J J J > > > J J > 
        J J J > > > J J J J > > > J J
        > J J J > > > J J J J > > >
        > > J J J > > > J J J J > >
          > > J J J > > > J J J J
              > J J J > >     >
    
       A green this confusing can give you fits, especially when far away from
       the pin.  Two or three puttig is common, and I have even FOUR putted here
       once.  A very evil hole to finish the 18 off with.
     
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    12)This section will have a strategy that will help get lower scores on
       every hole.  The suggested club is for tee-off only, and the rest of the
       club choice is  dependent upon where a ball is (and I can not predict
       every single situation that can arise).  Also, a map of every green to
       help visualize the strategies.
     
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 1 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 1 tee shot should be hit just to the right of the bunker, and the
       ball will roll into a wide open look at the green.  Then it is an easy
       approach shot onto the green.  This is a fairly large green, with two
       very different slopes to contend with.
    
                                ^ ^ ^
                          ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
                          ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
                            ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
                              ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
              L L L L L         ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
            L L L L L L L         ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
            L L L L L L L L         ^ ^ ^ ^
            L L L L L L L L L         ^ ^
            L L L L L L L L L L
            L L L L L L L L L L L
            L L L L L L L L L L L L
              L L L L L L L L L L L L
              L L L L L L L L L L L L
              L L L L L L L L L L L L
                L L L L L L L L L L
                      L L L L
    
       A pretty easy green here because the slopes are segregated into two
       distinct parts of the green.  With just one slope to deal with almost
       every time, one putts are common on this hole.
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 2 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 2 gives the player a choice to hit left or right.  Left getsthe ball
       closer to the green, but is more dangerous, while right is safer, but 
       leaves a farther approach shot.  Make your choice on how confident you
       are in each shot.  The green is sloped to the middle and the front.
    
               J J J J J J J J J J
             J J J J J J J J J J J J J
             J J J J J J J J J J J J v v
           J J J J J J J J J J v v v v   <
         J J J J J J J J v v v v v v   < <
       J J J J J J J J v v v v       < < F
       J J J J J J J v v           < < F F
     J J J J J J J v v           < < F F F
     J J J J J J v v           < < F F F F
     J J J J J v v           < < F F F F F
     J J J J v v           < < F F F F F
     J J J v v           < < F F F F F F
     J J v v   < < < < < < F F F F F F F 
     J v v   < < < < < < F F F F F F F
       v < < < < < F F F F F F F F F
         < < F F F F F F F F F F F
           F F F F F F F F F F F
               F F F F F F F
    
       None of these slopes are bad on their own, but if you suddenly have to
       putt over three or four different slopes, it becomes quite bad indeed.
       Despite this, a very high par or better ratio for this hole.
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 3 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 3 is a par 5, and aim your tee shot over the OB so the ball will end
       up on the right side of the fairway.  This will make for a
       long iron/short wood to the green.  The only problem is if you make the
       rough off the tee, it is nearly impossible to get on in two since there
       is the large water hazard in the way.  The green slopes left and right
       from a plateau near the middle.
    
            < < <
          < < < < < <
          < < < < <     > > > > > 
        < < < < < <     > > > > > >
        < < < < <     > > > > > > > > >
        < < < < <     > > > > > > > > > >
        < < < <     > > > > > > > > > > > >
      < < < <       > > > > > > > > > > > >
                  > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                  > > > > > > > > > > > > >
      < < < <       > > > > > > > > > > >
        < < < < <   > > > > > > > > > > >
        < < < < <     > > > > > > > > > >
        < < < < < <   > > > > > > > > >
          < < < < <     > > > > > > >
            < < < < <   > > > >
              < < < <     >
                  < < <
    
       A deceptively hard green, but still relatively easy to one putt.  It is
       dependent upon how well your approach shot went, and how straight your
       line to the hole is.  Eagles and Birdies are quite plentiful on this
       hole .
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 4 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggested Clubs => 1,2 Wood (slow swing)
                          3,4 Wood (med swing)
                          1,2 Iron (fast swing)
    
       Hole 4 is a longer par 3 that is deceptively difficult, simply because of
       the long distance to the green (makes it hard to be accurate).  The green
       features a steady slope of left to right.
    
                  7 7                 7 7
                7 7 7               7 7 7 7
                7 7 7 7             7 7 7 7 7
              7 7 7 7 7           7 7 7 7 7 7 7
            > > > > > >           > > > > > > >        
            > > > > > > >         > > > > > > > >
          > > > > > > > >       > > > > > > > > >
          > > > > > > > >       > > > > > > > > >
          > > > > > > > >       > > > > > > > > >
          > > > > > > >         > > > > > > > > >
          > > > > > > >           > > > > > > > >
          7 7 7 7 7 7           7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
            7 7 7 7 7             7 7 7 7 7 7 7
              7 7 7 7               7 7 7 7
                7 7
    
       Strong slopes mean your putt will need to be firm, but the up side is
       the slope will not affect your ball'l line too much.
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 5 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 5 is a a straightforward hole, and your tee shot should just go
       right of the fairway trees.  Then it is a simple approach shot.  The
       green is sloped from front to back, and it converges in the middle back.
    
                      7 7 7   F F
                  7 7 7 7 7   F F F F F              
                7 7 7 7 7 7   F F F F F F
              7 7 7 7 7 7 7   F F F F F F
              7 7 7 7 7 7       F F F F F F
            7 7 7 7 7 7 7       F F F F F F F 
            7 7 7 7 7 7 7       F F F F F F F 
          7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7       F F F F F F F 
          7 7 7 7 7 7 7           F F F F F F F 
          7 7 7 7 7 7 7           F F F F F F F 
          7 7 7 7 7 7 7           F F F F F F F 
          7 7 7 7 7 7 7           F F F F F F F 
          7 7 7 7 7 7               F F F F F F
          7 7 7 7 7 7               F F F F F 
            7 7 7 7 7               F F F F
            7 7 7 7 7               F F F F
              7 7 7                   F F
                7 7                   F
    
       If you land on the wrong half of the green, then a one putt will be tough
       to get.  Otherwise, another hole with a high birdie percentage.
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 6 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       A short par 4 with a large water hazrad between the tee and the green.
       The usual tee off willbe aiming a little left so the ball will make the
       fairway, but if there is a large wind at your back (say 6-9 mph), then
       hit the ball full at the green because you can make the green in ONE shot
       to get an eagle putt.  The green itself has four different slopes, and
       the rapid change of direction can make putting incredibly difficult.
    
                                       ^ ^
                     > > >           ^ ^ ^ ^
                 7 > > > > > 7 7 7 ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
               7 7 7 > > > > > 7 7 7 ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
             7 7 7 7 7 > > > > > 7 7 7 ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
             7 7 7 7 7 7 > > > > > 7 7 7 ^ ^ ^ ^
             7 7 7 7 7 7 7 > > > > > 7 7 7 ^ ^ ^
               7 7 7 7 7 7 7 > > > > > 7 7 7 ^ ^
               7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 > > > > > 7 7 7 
                 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 > > > > > 7 7
                   7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 > > > > >
                       7 7 7 7 7 7 7 > > > >
                           7 7 7 7 7 7 > >
                               7 7 7
    
       Hard one to one putt, but not impossible.  Generally, whatever shot you
       got on in, you will one putt half of the time, two the other half of the
       time.
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 7 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       A dogleg right, S-shaped fairway that has an unprotected green.  Aim just
       to the left of the fairway tree, and then hit an iron onto the green.
       The green is fairly level, with only a slight slope.
    
               ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
             ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^     J
           ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^     J J J J
       J J ^ ^ ^ ^ ^         J J J J J
     J J J J ^ ^ ^         J J J J J J J
     J J J J J ^           J J J J J J J J
     J J J J J J         J J J J J J J J J
     J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J
     J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J
         J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J
         J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J
         J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J 
           J J J J J J J J J J J J J J
             J J J J     J J J J J J
                               J J
    
       The weaker slope make it easier to one putt, but the real challnge lies
       in putting on the larger green (can make for VERY long putts).
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 8 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggested Clubs => 2,3,4 Wood (slow swing)
                          4 Wood, 1,2 Iron (med swing)
                          2,3,4 Iron (fast swing)
    
       Another straightforward par 3 that is dependent on how well you swing the
       club.  The green is sloped fron to back, with slight slope directional
       changes.
    
                      F F               F F
                  F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F
                  F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F
    
                ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
                ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
                F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F
                F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F
    
    
                  ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
                    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
                      F F F F F F F F F F F F F F
                            F F F F F F
    
       Hard to one putt unless your tee shot was close to the pin.  A hard hole
       despite the apparently easy appearance.  Par/bogey are the most common
       scores.
    
    
                                    o--------o
                                    | Hole 9 |
                                    o--------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 9 opens witha bunch of fairway pot bunkers right in your driving
       area.  You have 2 options: one is to try to drive between the bunkers, or 
       to hit up between the left rough, and the left most pot bunker.  If you
       have made and stayed on the fairway, then go fot he green in two.
       Otherwise, you must lay-up short of the creek, and then hit on.  The
       green slopes in three different directions.
    
                F                     7 7 7
              F F F                 7 7 7 7 7
              F F F F             7 7 7 7 7 7
            F F F F F +         7 7 7 7 7 7 7
            F F F F F F F     7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7          
            F F F F F F F F 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7      
          F F F F F F F F F 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
        F F F F F F F F F F 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
        F F F F F F F F F F 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
        F F F F F F F F F F 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
        v v v v v v v v v v v
        v v v v v v v v v v v
        v v v v v v v v v v v
        v v v v v v v v v v v
        v v v v v v v v v v v
          v v v v v v v v v 
            v v v v v
    
       Pray you hit the right quarter of the green.  If you did not, then a one
       putt will be very tough to come by.  Birdie/par are the most common score
       achieved here.
    
    
                                    o---------o
                                    | Hole 10 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
       
       Hole 10 is a short par 4, that can be reached in one shot if the wind can
       push the ball far enough to get on.  Otherwise, aim over the two fairway
       trees to get to the end of the fairway.  The green has two distinct
       slopes, and they divide the green in half (like a yin-yang symbol).
    
                 L L L L
               L L L L L
               L L L L L
               L L L L L L L L 7 7 7
           L L L L L L L L L 7 7 7 7 7 7
         L L L L L L L L L 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
       L L L L L L L L L 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
       L L L L L L L L 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
       L L L L L L L 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 
       L L L L L L 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
       L L L L 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
       L L L 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7          
       L L 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
         7 7       7 7
    
       strong slopes here make for tough putting conditions no matter how far
       from the pin.  Very easy to three putt.
    
    
                                    o---------o
                                    | Hole 11 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 11 has water trees, and a fairly dangerous approach shot.  Hit the
       tee shot to the fairway, then fly the ball to the green.  The green has
       two slopes, both of which cover a large area of the green.
    
                                     L L L
                                     L L L
                                       L L L L L L
                         F F             L L L L L 
                         F F F F           L L L L L L
                         F F F F F F       L L L L L L L L L
                         F F F F F F F       L L L L L L L L L
                         F F F F F F F F F     L L L L L L L L
                         F F F F F F F F F F       L L L L L L
                         F F F F F F F F F F F       L L L L L
                         F F F F F F F F F F F F       L L L L
                         F F F F F F F F F F F F           L L
                           F F F F F F F F F F F F 
                                   F F F F F F F F 
                                       F F F F F F F
                                       F F F F F F F
                                       F F F F F F F
                                         F F F F F F
    
       Strong slopes again, but this time the slopes will rarely be needed to be
       crossed at the same time.  A good birdie/par hole provided you stay out
       of trouble getting to the green.
    
    
                                    o---------o
                                    | Hole 12 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Clubs => 4,5 Irons (slow swing)
                          6,7 Irons (med swing)
                          7,8 Irons (fast swing)
    
       Hole 12 is a short par 3 that is protected by a water hazard in the front
       of it.  The green is fairly large, and it has three different slopes that
       are all pretty seperate of one another.
    
                      F 
                  F F F
                F F F           F
            F F F F F           F F
          F F F F F           F F F F
          F F F F F           F F F F
          F F F F F           F F F F F
        F F F F F F           F F F F F
        F F F F F           F F F F F F
        F F F F F           F F F F F F F
      F F F F F F           F F F F F F F
      F F F F F F           F F F F F F F
      J J J J J J         J J J J J J J J
      J J J J J J J     J J J J J J J J
      J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J
        J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J
          J J J J J J J J J J J J J J
            J J J J J J J J J J J J 
    
       An easier green after the tough ones of previous holes.  The success of
       the hole is dependent upon a good tee shot.
    
    
                                    o---------o
                                    | Hole 13 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 13 is a longer par 5, but it has a very wide fairway that allows for
       mistakes to be made.  After the tee shot, a player will need to use a
       wood (1 wood most likely) on fast swing speed to try for the green in two
       shots.  The green is sloped from right to left, with some downard sloping
       as well.
    
                 < < < < < < < < < < <
               L < < < < < < < < < < < < <
               L L < < < < < < < < < < < < <
               L L L < < < < < < < < < < < L
             L L L L L < < < < < < < < < L L L
             L L L L L L < < < < <     L L L L      
             L L L L L L L <         L L L L L
             L L L L L L L         L L L L L L 
         L L L L L L L L           L L L L L L 
         L L L L L L L           L L L L L L L
         L L L L L L L         L L L L L L L L
         L L L L L L         < L L L L L L L L
         L L L L L     < < < < < L L L L L L L
           L L L < < < < < < < < < L L L L L L
           L L < < < < < < < < < < < < L L L L
           L < < < < < < < < < < < < < < L L L
             < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < <
               < < < < < <           < <
    
       Another decently pleasant green, but as usual, the farther away plus
       amount of slopes in the way equals two or more putts.
    
    
                                    o---------o
                                    | Hole 14 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
      
       Hole 14 is about 300 yards from tee to green, but there is a large patch
       of OB area in between.  Aim for the left of the two trees in the rough,
       and use a slight hook to wrap the ball onto the fairway.  Then an
       unobstructed approach shot.  The green is sloped in a pattern of a target
       (hahaha i get it).  Anyway, the slope is multi-directional.
    
                               7 7 7 
                       7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 
                   L L L 7             7 7 7
                 L L L L     7 7 7 7     7 7 7
                 L L L     L 7 7 7 7 7 7   7 7 7
                 L L     L L L       7 7 7   7 7
               L L L   L L L           7 7   7 7
               L L L   L L L L       7 7 7     7
               L L     L L L L L L L L 7       7
               L L L     L L L L L L L L     7 7
               L L L       L L L L L       7 7 7
                 L L L L                 L L 7 7
                   L L L L L L L L L L L L L L 7
                     L L L L L L L L L L L L L
                         L             L L
    
       Pay extra careful attention to nay arrows you may need to put across so
       you will not pick the wrong line.  A hard tee shot plus a confusing green
       can make for a very tough hole.
    
    
                                    o---------o
                                    | Hole 15 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 15 is already to go when you enter; just hit on the line provided.
       Hit your approach, and then get ready to fight the two strong back to
       front slopes on this green.
    
                                L L J
                                L L J J J
                                L L J J J J J
                                L L J J J J J
                                L L J J J J J
                    L         L L L J J J J J J
                  L L L L L L L L L J J J J J J J J 
                  L L L L L L L L L J J J J J J J J 
                  L L L L L L L L L J J J J J J J J 
                  L L L L L L L L L J J J J J J J
                  L L L L L L L L L J J J J J J
                  L L L L L L L L L J J J J J J 
                  L L L L L L L L L J J J J J J
                  L L L L L L L L L J     J J
                    L L L L L L L
                      L L L L
    
       Another green divided down the middle by slopes moving away from one
       another.  A pretty good hole for a lot of birdie opportunities.
    
    
                                    o---------o
                                    | Hole 16 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       Hole 16 is a par 5 that the fairway runs left, away from the hole on the
       right.  Hit your tee shot up the fairway, and if you have a good look at
       the green, then go for it in two.  Otherwise, hit up the fairway again,
       and use an iron to knock it on.  The green is sloped from back to middle
       (left slope), and then down to front (right slope).
    
                           L L L L L L
                     L L L L L L L   L L L L
                   L L L L L L     L L L L L L
                 L L L L L     L L L L L L L
               L L L L L     L L L L L L L
               L L L L L     L L L L L L L
             L L L L L L   L L L L L L L L
             L L L L L L   J J J J J J J J
             L L L L L L   J J J J J J J J
           L L L L L L L     J J J J J J J
           J J J J J J J     J J J J J J J J
           J J J J J J J       J J J J J J J
           J J J J J J J J       J J J J J J J
           J J J J J J J J J         J J J J J J
           J J J J J J J J J J J J
             J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J
                 J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J
                         J J J J J J J J J
    
       This green can be a real pain that will cause much hair pulling.  A
       regular two putt green, it can be most frustrating.
    
    
                                    o---------o
                                    | Hole 17 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Clubs => 3,4 Wood, 1 Iron (slow swing)
                          1,2,3 Iron (med swing)
                          3,4,5 Iron (fast swing)
    
       The green is fairly unprotected (there are bunkers, but small and in
       remote locations), and this means you can choose what approach shot you
       use.  The green is small, but contains many different slopes.
    
                                           ^
                                       ^ ^ ^ ^
                     ^ ^         ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
                   J J J ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 
                   L J J J J ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
                   L L J J J J ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
                     L L J J J J J J ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^          
                     L L L J J J J J J J J ^ ^ ^ ^ ^              
                     L L L L J J J J J J J J J J ^ ^               
                     L L L L L J J J J J J J J J J   
                     L L L L L J J J J J J J J J J   
                   L L L L L L L J J J J J J J J    
                   L L L L L L L L J J J J J J J    
                   L L L L L L L L L J J J J J      
                 L L L L L L L L L L J J J J J 
                 L L L L L L L L L       J J
                   L L L L L
    
       A not too steep slope makes this green a little easier than most, but it
       makes up for it with multi-slopes.  Par is more likely than a birdie, but
       abogey or worse is not out of the question either.
    
    
                                    o---------o
                                    | Hole 18 |
                                    o---------o
    
       Suggested Club => 1 Wood
    
       The final hole of this course is a par 4, and aim right of the fairway
       trees.  Then you must clear the water, and your approach sjot should be
       on the green.  The green is a gently sloped left to right.
    
                                    J J > > > > > J J
                      J J J J J J J J J > > > > > J J
                    J J J J J J J J J J > > > > > J J
                    J J J J J J J J J J > > > > > J J J
                    J J J J J J J J J > > > > > > J J J
                    J J J J J J J J J > > > > > J J J J
                  J J J J J J J J J > > > > > J J J J J 
                  J J J J J J J J J > > > > > > J J J   
                  J J J J J J J J > > > > > > > J J J   
                  J J J J J J J > > > > > > > J J J J J
                  J J J J J J > > > > > > > J J J J J J
                      J J > > > > > > > > J J J J J J J 
                          > > > > > > > J J J J J J J J
                              > > > > J J J J J J J J J
                                J J J J J J J J J J J
                                J J J J J J J J
                                  J J J J J
                                  J J J J
    
       An easier green than the average for this course, but still it can be
       a real challenge to even get a two putt.
    
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    ------------------------------Sources Of Money------------------------------
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    13)As you know, the goal is to reach $1 million.  This guide will now list
       all the primary ways to recieve money, followed by the secondary (in
       tournaments) ways of making money.
    
    
                                o-----------------o
                                | Primary Methods |
                                o-----------------o
    
    ======================
    Stroke Play Tournament
    ======================
    
    The better you place, the more money you receive.  The increments of money 
    decrease quite rapidly as you move away from the top three places.  Remember
    that the higher your standing (from Beginner to Professional) will influence
    the prize money for every place.
    
    ========================
    Match Play (competitive)
    ========================
    
    As you work your way through your opponents, you are eligible for more and 
    more money.  Remember that the higher your standing (from Beginner to 
    Professional) will influence the prize money for every place.
    
    =============
    Bet On 1 Hole
    =============
    
    Tthe increments start small, but will reach fairly high levels, provided 
    you never loses a hole.  Remember that the higher your standing (from 
    Beginner to Professional) will influence the prize money for every hole
    that you bet on.
    
    
                               o-------------------o
                               | Secondary Methods |
                               o-------------------o
    
    ======================
    Longest Drive Contests
    ======================
    
    These give small amounts of extra money.  Remember that the higher your 
    standing (from Beginner to Professional) will influence the prize money for
    the three flags you can choose to putt at.
    
    ===========================
    Closest To The Pin Contests
    ===========================
    
    These give moderate amounts of money.  Remember that the higher your 
    standing (from Beginner to Professional) will influence the prize money for
    the three flags you can choose to putt at.
    
    ===========
    Hole-In-One
    ==========
    
    Whenever a player achieves one of these, the player is eligible for a fairly
    large cash gift as a reward.  Remember that the higher your standing (from 
    Beginner to Professional) will influence the prize money for the three flags
    you can choose to putt at.
    
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -------------------------Closest To Pin Strategies--------------------------
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    14)A fairly dificult contest to win regularly, but this is the reason it
       has higher increments of prize money than Longest Drive.  This section
       will look at a few methods of ball control to get more accurate shots.
    
       As is the usual, proper club selection is a must to win.  Normally, a
       suggested club will be sufficient.  However, pin location, slope of
       green, and wind direction/speed all can change the needed club.
       
    
       i) If the pin is located near the front of the green, the ball has two
          methods of getting close to the pin: the first is to hit just short of
          the green and roll the ball on very slowly, and the other is to move
          up one club (or to a different speed and club), and to try to use a
          high shot/back spin combo to get the ball to land near the pin, and
          then stay there.
    
    
      ii) If a pin location is in the middle to farther back, there is one more
          option available as well as the ones listed above.  Hitting the
          front of the green will allow a player to roll the ball to the cup,
          but this means the player has to take into account the slopes of the
          green (the arrows).
    
    
     iii) The last factor to consider before making any shot in this contest is
          the direction and speed of wind.  A great player can use any wind
          circumstances to get the ball close.  Some general rules to follow
          are: Wind going in your face means increasing your distance, wind
          at your back means less power on your swing/moving to a lower club.
          Also, a player must take into account winds pushing the ball from the
          left or right, and aim their shot to accomodate for it.
    
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ------------------------Longest Drive Contest Strategies--------------------
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    15)This is definately the easiest game to win based on skill alone.  
       Provided that a player has reasonable timing when they swing, they will
       hit a 1 wood on fast speed, and knock it onto the fairway.  To win
       usually requires at least 274 yards, and on the fairway.  There are a
       few points to keep in mind however:
    
    
       i) Wind can knock a ball off course enough to make it not travel far
          enough or even into the rough.  Compensating for the wind is a must so
          the ball will still get the maximum distance available, and still make
          the fairway.  Also, using the wind to your advantage, when coupled with
          a purposely done slice or hook, will allow for more distance (this is
          a very advanced technique, and should only be attempted by those with
          lots of practice at the game).
    
    
      ii) Aim for a part of the fairway where there is a large patch of ground 
          for the ball to land on.  This means if a small mistake was made in
          the swing mechanics, the ball may still stay on the fairway.  This
          allows the player to still be eligible for the contest.
    
    
     iii) It becomes increasingly difficult to win this contest as your rank
          increases, but your skill increase should be about equal to the 
          increased challenge.
          
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    ---------------------------------Final Words--------------------------------
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    16)As is the usual, this walkthrough is copyright property of Brian P. 
       Sulpher, 2002.  The only website, group, person, etc. to have access to
       post it is www.gamefaqs.com, www.ign.com, www.retronintendo.com, and 
       www.honestgamers.com.  You must ask for permission before posting this, 
       as doing so without consent is a violation of international copyright 
       law.
    
       Also, this is a creation of my own, and should not be copied in any way,
       shape, or form.  The only website that has the rights to this FAQ is
       www.gamefaqs.com.  Ask my permission, and I will probably be more than
       willing to share it.
    
       Truly a great game, easy to learn, hard to play, and even tougher to
       master.  I wish great success to any who attempt the greatest golf game
       until Mario Golf was released.  This one is still more challenging,
       however, so bring your gaming skills if you dare play.