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27 Holes of Championship Golf

University Park Country Club was designed by world-renowned golf course architect, Ron Garl. Known for his innovative routings and true to his philosophy that a course should "sit softly on the land," Mr. Garl has set a unique standard for environmentally friendly projects that maximize and enhance the land's natural characteristics. At University Park Country Club, a classic design concept was added which makes strategy and shot making a priority.

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hole 1
hole-1
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 390 4 5/7
Emerald 363 4 5/7
Platinum 325 4 5/7
Gold 318 4 5/7
Ruby 312 4 5/7
Bronze 286 4 5/7
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Shortish par 4, just hit an easy 3 wood off the tee left middle of the fairway to leave yourself a mid to short iron into a mid size round green.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

Par 4 - Favor the left side of the fairway off the tee. Great birdie opportunity. Note the small pin indicators to determine front pin (low flag), middle pin (center flag), or back pin (high flag) on each hole.

 

hole-2
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 493 5 7/2
Emerald 470 5 7/2
Platinum 439 5 7/2
Gold 402 5 7/2
Ruby 400 5 7/2
Bronze 357 5 7/2
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Reachable par 5, so go for it with driver off the tee to give yourself a chance to hit the green. If you go for it favor the right side of the long narrow green because the left side is protected by a large deep bunker and lake.

Sure Ertl, LPGA Professional

Wonderful risk/reward hole. A great tee shot enables the long hitter to attempt making the green in 2. Otherwise, position second shot within 60-80 yards out to maximize your third shot and to avoid the water hazard guarding the left front of the green.

hole-3
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 458 4 1/1
Emerald 389 4 1/1
Platinum 381 4 1/1
Gold 349 4 1/1
Ruby 346 4 1/1
Bronze 297 4 1/1
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Good par 4. Try to hit a fade off the tee to leave yourself with a mid to long iron on to a well protected green.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

Par 4 - A slight dog leg right, a left center tee shot will give you best view of the green. Large trees guard the right side of the fairway and the small grove 50 yards short of the green can limit shot options.

hole-4
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 411 4 3/6
Emerald 372 4 3/6
Platinum 342 4 3/6
Gold 330 4 3/6
Ruby 269 4 3/6
Bronze 257 4 3/6
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Tricky par 4. Take a fairway wood or hybrid and aim at the fairway bunker on the left, from there you have a clear shot in to an elevated green(take one extra club).

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

Par 4 - Consider leaving the driver in the bag and choose your straightest club! Take enough club to this raised green and try to stay away from the waste bunker just short and right of the green.

hole-5
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 193 3 8/5
Emerald 165 3 8/5
Platinum 140 3 8/5
Gold 128 3 8/5
Ruby 98 3 8/5
Bronze 84 3 8/5
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Great par 3. Ignore the water and huge bunker and knock it on the wide shallow green, two putt and run to the next hole.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

University Park’s signature hole, #5 requires a precise club selection. Take an extra club to carry the lake and do your best to focus on your shot instead of the beauty all around you. If you walk away with a 2 on this hole, you have “mastered” one of the best holes in Florida.

 

hole-6
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 441 4 4/8
Emerald 420 4 4/8
Platinum 367 4 4/8
Gold 332 4 4/8
Ruby 307 4 4/8
Bronze 284 4 4/8
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Maybe the most demanding par 4 on the course. Take driver at the left edge of the fairway bunker on the right and don’t be surprised if you still have 200+ yard for your second shot.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

 Dog leg left, the straighter and longer you hit your drive, the better your birdie chances will be. Choosing less club off of the tee though will guarantee central positioning, and will keep you out of the large fairway bunker.

hole-7
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 533 5 6/4
Emerald 516 5 6/4
Platinum 480 5 6/4
Gold 438 5 6/4
Ruby 435 5 6/4
Bronze 415 5 6/4
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Longer par 5, stay down the right middle of the fairway to leave yourself with a straight in shot for your 3rd no matter where they stick the pin, 5 is a good score.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

Slight dog leg left, wonderful chance for birdie. Watch the wind, and the green breaks toward the boulevard more than you think.

hole-8
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 207 3 9/9
Emerald 183 3 9/9
Platinum 170 3 9/9
Gold 152 3 9/9
Ruby 146 3 9/9
Bronze 119 3 9/9
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Well bunkered par 3, don’t let the lack of water let you fall asleep, a missed tee shot will leave you with a bogey or worse.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

Par 3 - This hole seems to play slightly longer than the yardage, be careful not to miss short right of the green into the guarding bunker and palmetto group. Again, putts break toward the boulevard.

hole-9
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 422 4 2/3
Emerald 397 4 2/3
Platinum 379 4 2/3
Gold 358 4 2/3
Ruby 344 4 2/3
Bronze 295 4 2/3
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Good par 4, driving area can get very narrow for the longer hitters, second shot here is where you will sort out the golfers in the group.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

Left center tee shots must carry second shots over the entire green side hazard. Tee shots from the right center, must carry over a small tree. Golf course designer Ron Garl made an eagle 2 on this hole on opening day, holing out an 8 iron!

hole-10
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 390 4 5/5
Emerald 351 4 5/5
Platinum 342 4 5/5
Gold 311 4 5/5
Ruby 300 4 5/5
Bronze 268 4 5/5
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Short par 4, driving area opens up to the right past the trees. Your second shot is all carry so any miss at all will leave you with a tough bunker shot.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

Par 4 – Fairway wood or hybrid will position drive short of the right side water hazard. Approach shot must carry the large front bunker, but there is room for a safety layup on the left side. Left side of green breaks left - right side of green breaks right.

hole-11
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 213 3 7/8
Emerald 186 3 7/8
Platinum 176 3 7/8
Gold 163 3 7/8
Ruby 153 3 7/8
Bronze 137 3 7/8
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Tough par 3, if you’re not confident your best option is to play 20 yards short and left, chip it up and have a go for your par putt, with bogey at worse.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

Par 3 - Carry your tee shot over a right front waste bunker. Green breaks from right to left, so ideally a left to right tee shot will best hold the green.

hole-12
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 508 5 9/2
Emerald 485 5 9/2
Platinum 471 5 9/2
Gold 443 5 9/2
Ruby 424 5 9/2
Bronze 417 5 9/2
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Shorter par 5, fairly generous landing area, and no real trouble approaching the green, except stay away from the very deep pot bunker just short left of the" green.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

Par 5 - If the wind is at your back, this is a great chance to “Go for it”. For most, the best approach is from center or right center, giving you a great chance for birdie.

hole-13
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 373 4 6/6
Emerald 337 4 6/6
Platinum 329 4 6/6
Gold 310 4 6/6
Ruby 304 4 6/6
Bronze 276 4 6/6
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Dogleg right par 4, driver or fairway wood both leave you with a short iron into a fairly large green, stay away from the waste area off the tee on the right.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

Par 4 - Best Par 4 birdie chance on this 9. Long hitters may consider cutting the right corner on this dogleg, but staying out of the long right side waste bunker would be well advised.

hole-14
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 536 5 2/1
Emerald 502 5 2/1
Platinum 495 5 2/1
Gold 444 5 2/1
Ruby 412 5 2/1
Bronze 404 5 2/1
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Tough par 5, keep your tee shot to the left away from the bunkers, play smart on your second shot to leave about 100 yards for your third, much easier trying to one putt birdie than going for it in 2.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

Par 5 – Third birdie hole in a row, the second shot is guarded by bunkers on each side. Try to avoid having the tough shot out of the waste bunker short and right of the green. Stay BELOW the hole!

hole-15
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 417 4 4/4
Emerald 375 4 4/4
Platinum 362 4 4/4
Gold 329 4 4/4
Ruby 320 4 4/4
Bronze 300 4 4/4
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Players par 4, be careful, don’t try to hit your tee shot any closer than 140 yards out from the green, then make sure you have plenty of club, a little long is much better than short.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

Par 4 – Since you cannot see the hazard from the tee, consider laying up only to the 150 area. Take enough club to carry the left front bunker onto this large green.

hole-16
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 186 3 8/9
Emerald 174 3 8/9
Platinum 159 3 8/9
Gold 135 3 8/9
Ruby 123 3 8/9
Bronze 113 3 8/9
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Beautiful par 3, cross the bridge to an elevated tee, the green is also elevated, very long and skinny. Favor the left side of the green, the deep green side bunker is no place to be.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

Par 3 – My favorite hole at University Park, choosing the right club for this multi-level green is tricky. Watch the wind, avoid the deep right front bunker, and know there is room short left for the safer approach.

hole-17
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 402 4 1/3
Emerald 367 4 1/3
Platinum 359 4 1/3
Gold 323 4 1/3
Ruby 314 4 1/3
Bronze 272 4 1/3
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Birdieable par 4, if you’re going down the right side don’t go too far, a lot more room on the left. Take an extra club to the green to avoid the front bunker and then make the putt.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

Par 4 – A right center tee shot sets up a 150 yard approach over a large protecting front bunker. Get to the correct level to maximize birdie opportunities. I have so much respect for this hole as it seems to play differently each time I play it!

hole-18
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 428 4 3/7
Emerald 394 4 3/7
Platinum 379 4 3/7
Gold 342 4 3/7
Ruby 331 4 3/7
Bronze 294 4 3/7
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Par 4 with options, for the longest hitters take it left over the bunkers to leave wedge in, for the rest of us keep right of the bunkers off the tee and then make sure you don’t go long left of the green otherwise you’ll be looking at double bogey.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

Par 4 – Beautiful and challenging, longest hitters may choose hybrid to avoid the right hazard at the 140 yard mark. Wrap-around bunker guards the right front of the green. Short left is more preferable than long left!

Clinton Whitelaw, PGA Professional

Another accurate tee shot is required on this hole! Avoid the right bunkers as this will leave you a difficult approach over water. The green is open slightly on the front left as it moves back and to the right. Avoid hitting your approach shot long and left. A par on the final hole is well earned and a great way to finish a round on what must be the best inland course in the area!

hole-19
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 574 5 3/1
Emerald 550 5 3/1
Platinum 531 5 3/1
Gold 486 5 3/1
Ruby 481 5 3/1
Bronze 425 5 3/1
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Par 5 with teeth, only the very longest hitter will come close to reaching this par 5, avoid the fairway bunkers, knock it on the green in regulation and 5 is a good score.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

Par 5 – After a precise tee shot, the second shot layup area is quite generous. Aim your short third shot onto the correct level. Stay below the hole as the green breaks from back to front.

hole-20
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 392 4 6/9
Emerald 362 4 6/9
Platinum 322 4 6/9
Gold 312 4 6/9
Ruby 282 4 6/9
Bronze 249 4 6/9
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Small dogleg par 4, take driver off the tee down the middle then turn left and knock it on the wide open green.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

Par 4 – Another “Go for it” hole! Tee off right center and realize the small mound in the center of the green affects all approaches and putts. Left side goes left, right side goes right, front falls forward.

hole-21
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 482 4 2/2
Emerald 441 4 2/2
Platinum 384 4 2/2
Gold 343 4 2/2
Ruby 337 4 2/2
Bronze 311 4 2/2
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Long par 4, hit all you’ve got keeping it left of the fairway bunker then thread it between the two greenside bunkers onto the green.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

Par 4 – Stay left center off tee, then weave your way through two bunkers toward green – left one is 50 yards short of green, the other guards the right front. Congratulate yourself with a well-earned par.

hole-22
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 228 3 9/8
Emerald 203 3 9/8
Platinum 179 3 9/8
Gold 147 3 9/8
Ruby 142 3 9/8
Bronze 134 3 9/8
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Par 3, make sure you hit your tee shot onto the correct tier otherwise you’ll be looking at a quick 3 putt.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

Par 3 – Tee off toward left center, avoiding the right bunker. Large green presents multi-levels. Club selection is key, you do not want a downhill putt!

hole-23
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 468 4 1/3
Emerald 448 4 1/3
Platinum 400 4 1/3
Gold 389 4 1/3
Ruby 316 4 1/3
Bronze 302 4 1/3
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Longer par 4, hit a great drive to still leave you 200+ yards in, then favor the left side of the green for a much easier birdie putt.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

Par 4 – This hole is protected on the entire right side. Stay center to left center, and approach shots and putts break from right to left.

hole-24
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 191 3 8/7
Emerald 184 3 8/7
Platinum 168 3 8/7
Gold 162 3 8/7
Ruby 155 3 8/7
Bronze 128 3 8/7
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Easy par 3, finally you can leave the woods in the bag, mid iron into an accepting green, enjoy the break.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

Par 3 – This picturesque hole requires a right center tee shot, as the green breaks from right to left. Greenside right is safe, but as you will notice, there is very little room for error to the left.

hole-25
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 429 4 4/4
Emerald 393 4 4/4
Platinum 358 4 4/4
Gold 349 4 4/4
Ruby 340 4 4/4
Bronze 293 4 4/4
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Deceptive par 4, take drive at the bunkers on the right and try a little fade, longish second shot into a green well tilted from back to front, don’t leave yourself with a down hill putt.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

Par 4 – The final 3 holes on this 9 are true birdie chances. A left to right tee shot will avoid the right tree protecting the tee as well as the left fairway bunker. Land on the front third of this green to stay on offense.

hole-26
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 540 5 7/5
Emerald 499 5 7/5
Platinum 479 5 7/5
Gold 432 5 7/5
Ruby 428 5 7/5
Bronze 362 5 7/5
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Short par 5, favor the left side of the fairway, then take it over the three fairway bunkers 100 yards short of the green to give yourself a real birdie opportunity.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

Par 5 – Stay central off the tee to keep all options open. The second shot opens up to a divided left or right fairway, but going straight over the 3 bunkers in the center of the fairway proves to be risky and rewarding! Eagle is a possibility!

hole-27
TEES yardage par h/c m/v
Diamond 395 4 5/6
Emerald 361 4 5/6
Platinum 330 4 5/6
Gold 300 4 5/6
Ruby 294 4 5/6
Bronze 264 4 5/6
Tips from the university park pros

Ashley Hayden, PGA Professional

Dogleg right par 4, keep it left of the one fairway bunker on the right to leave your self with a short iron into a shallowish well protected green, finish in style with a birdie.

Sue Ertl, LPGA Professional

Par 4 – Most will aim just left of the right bunker. Bombers can fly right over it, with just a flip sand wedge to the green over the right front bunker. It’s a smaller green than most; the front half of the green breaks to the front, the back half of the green breaks to the right.

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