An elevated tee shot to a narrow fairway will test players on their opening shots at Green Valley. A miss to the left has a good chance of finding one of the newly planted pine trees that frame the landing area. The green tilts steeply from back to front. A putt from under the hole will give players a great chance to start with a birdie.
A long Dogleg right par 5 will give players another good chance at par or birdie. Longer players will be able to challenge the lake on the right to shorten the hole and reach the green in 2. A well planned layup will leave a simple approach to an elevated green and a great chance at birdie.
The third is a long Dogleg right par 4 that usually plays into the prevailing south wind. The tee shot should be played up the left side to avoid the dense trees on the right and to provide a angle into an elevated green.
The fourth hole is the #1 handicap hole at Green Valley due to the treacherous tee shot. Lakes guard both sides of the fairway on this medium length par 4. Hit your straightest club off the tee to leave yourself a medium to short iron shot to this back to front tilted green.
The elevated bowl-shaped green on this medium-length par 3 makes the hole play more difficult than it looks. Balls that land short of the green rarely bounce up, and most balls that land on the front will bounce to the middle or back of the green. A precise shot to the middle of the green will leave players a good look at birdie to any hole location.
This shorter par 5 will give players a great chance at par or birdie. Tee shots must be played on the right side to avoid the lake and overhanging trees that guard the left side of the fairway. If laying up, shots must be played short of the cross hazard at 100 yards. A difficult green guarded by two bunkers requires a well-executed 2nd or 3rd shot.
The seventh at Green Valley is regarded as one of the most difficult par 3’s in the area. Playing at nearly 250 from the back tee, a long accurate shot is required to this elevated but flat green. A good strategy might be to play your tee shot to the upslope shot of the green, which leaves an easy chip or pitch to any hole location.
The beautiful tree lined eighth is one of the few holes that ask players for a right to left tee shot. Players who find this narrow fairway will be rewarded with a short to mid iron to a large green. Avoid the deep bunker on the front-left of the green on this challenging hole.
Maybe the most underrated hole at Green Valley, the ninth is challenging from tee to green. Although nine is one of the shoter par 4’s, birdies are hard to find. Tee shots must avoid the Fairway Bunker on the right and very difficult green. All putts on this steep green feed to the front, so keeping your ball under the hole is paramount on this sneaky fast green.
Another Dogleg left, where accuracy off the tee is key versus distance. Players must avoid the lake on the left without running the ball through the fairway into the pine trees on the right. A tee ball to the 150 yard marker will leave a great approach to this elevated but simple green.
A great risk and reward, par 5 comes along at the right time after the difficult 7-10 stretch longer hitters may attempt to hit their tee shot over the corner of the lake, leaving a great chance to reach in two. A wide fairway to the left of the lake leaves players a great angle at a layup which should result in a great shot at a birdie.
A short Dogleg left par 4 in which accuracy wins out over distance. Tee shots must avoid the Bunker, avoid large mounds on the left, and stay short of the bunker on the right. A short iron approach to this inviting back-to-front tilted green will give players a good look at par or birdie.
The short par 3 gives players another great chance at par or birdie. A short or middle iron that avoids the Bunkers on the left and the street falloffs on the right will have a great look at birdie on this fairly flat green.
This straight away par 5 represents one last great chance at par or birdie before the difficult closing 4-hole stretch. A long, straight tee shot will leave powerful players an excellent chance to reach in two. Average length players must keep the ball in play to be left with a short third shot up the hill to this flat green. All approach shots must avoid the difficult bunker complex that guards the front left of the green.
A long straight par 4 that usually plays into the prevailing south wind begins the tough run to Mulligan’s Lounge. A wide fairway guarded by trees on both sides must be found in order to have a nice mid-iron approach to this large but sloping green. Par is always a good score here.
A short but demanding par 4 dogleg right, a smart shot to the corner will leave approximately 130 yards up the steep hill to a fast 2-tiered green. Distance control is mandatory as any putt from the wrong tier of this green will be very challenging.
Judging the wind on this gorgeous downhill par 3 is the toughest task on the 17th. The prevailing south wind is not always easy to detect on the tree-lined tee box, but will push your shot to the right once your ball gets out in the open. Solid shots that negotiate the breeze will be rewarded with a putt on this large, flat green.
The finishing hole at Green Valley will give players who find the fairway on this blind uphill tee shot a great chance to finish with a par or birdie. Play your tee ball up the center of the hill to leave yourself a downhill second shot to this difficult putting surface. This green is the most difficult green to read at Green Valley. A good rule of thumb is that the putts tend to break towards the Missouri River.