12 Tugela

Hole #12
Tugela Par 4 408 Yards


This hole is challenging due to the large and steep hill that begins 257 yards from the back tee and elevates some 27 feet from Butterfield Creek. A well placed tee shot further up the hill allows for a more manageable, blind second shot into this green. The approach shot must be carefully played as the fairway and green fall away from the player. The small mounds around the green, added by Harry Collis, one of the original golf professionals and superintendents at Flossmoor Country Club, create a punch bowl effect. This is a very challenging par four.


Black: 417 | Blue: 408 | White: 400 | Red: 270


On the back 9, Butterfield Creek becomes a natural element that is played over multiple times and offers many elevation changes along the way. 12 has one of the largest changes and then plays downhill to a green that slopes away. Your tee shot may rest on the hill as well. Fun and challenging.


There is only one bunker on this hole, located on the right side of the fairway. It is in play for some. Avoid at all costs as you will be forced to chip out. The green is void of any bunkers. Natural mounds are the defense on this hole.


This expansive green slopes subtly from front to back, making it challenging to land and hold your second shot. Always consider hitting a bump and run style shot that will feed on to the green to find the pin locations.

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