The most difficult of the three courses at Mosa Trajectum with almost every hole requiring at least one demanding shot to have any chance of making Par. Hitting any Green in Regulation requires excellent ball striking and club selection. Visually very appealing on the eye but equally a daunting prospect for high handicappers. Even mid handicap golfers will need to be on their game to survive the Stone Course at Mosa.Hole 10:
Par 4 - Plays 373m off the Yellow Tees and is dog leg right over water to a well protected Green. The main consideration is to carry the water from the Tee all the way to the dog leg avoiding water to the right and out of bounds on the left. A good drive will leave a 6 or 7 iron approach to a tight Green. Pin position can be tricky, especially if cut on the right hand side. The Green is slight tiered so three putts are possible.Hole 11:
Par 5 - Plays 468m off the Yellow Tees and is slight dog leg left with large hazards down the left hand side to a well protected Green if attempting to reach in two. The main consideration is again to place a good drive on the fairway. A longer drive may tempt longer hitters to go for the Green in two, however it's slightly uphill with a narrow target area. Laying up short with a mid to long iron will leave a straightforward lofted approach.
Par 3 - Plays 126m off the Yellow Tees and is the easiest hole on the Stone Course. The main consideration is club selection and the prevailing wind on the day. The Green is unprotected, so players have a good opportunity here.
Par 4 - Plays 392m off the Yellow Tees and this is were the fun starts! The main consideration here is accuracy and then more of the same! The Fairway is narrow, presenting a small target with hazards from the Tee to the Fairway, a Fairway Bunker to the right and difficult rough on both sides. Any player failing to find the Fairway will struggle to find the Green on this difficult Par 4. The ideal placement is to be left of centre off the Tee as anything right will have to carry the Water Hazard and hold the Green from a tight angle. Even from a perfect Drive position down the left hand side, players will have to play an excellent approach to the Green, avoiding the Water Hazard to the right and the Bunker front left.
Par 5 - Plays 483m off the Yellow Tees and this is long and straight from Tee to Green. The main consideration is the approach to a partially Blind Green, so hitting the Green in two is not an option. The Fairway is narrow so placement over distance is the players main objective off the Tee. A well placed second shot, leaving your preferred lofted club for the approach is the best option. The Green is quite large but requires a good approach to avoid three Putts.
Par 4- Plays 397m off the Yellow Tees and is the most difficult hole on the Stone Course. This is a slight Dog Leg left and often plays short into a prevailing wind. Players have little choice but to power up and to try and keep the ball in play into a difficult wind. A good Drive will reward the player with a chance of making the Green in Regulation but another firm approach is required. Know your club distances to avoid falling short and catching the large front side Bunker.
Par 4 - Plays 390m off the Yellow Tees and a slight double Dog Leg left. The main consideration is to pinch the corner and avoid pushing your Drive to far right off the Tee. Anything too far right, even on the Fairway, will leave a longer Iron approach into a very narrow target area with shrubs to the right and a Water Hazard on the left. Anything pushed too far left off the Tee will certainly catch the long Bunker adjacent to the Fairway. The approach to the Green is difficult, even from the ideal position from where players will have to carry the Water Hazard. Good distance control and accuracy are required to make Par.
Par 3- Plays 165m off the Yellow Tees and the main consideration is distance control and accuracy to make Par. Avoid the Water Hazard along the left hand side which runs from about 75m off the Tee to beyond the Green. Anything short will be safe but the Green is tiered and the Pin position will often demand a good chip to save Par. Anything long may find the Bunker at the back of the Green.
Par 4 - Plays 380m off the Yellow Tees and this is a double Deg Leg left then right. A solid Drive between the Fairway Bunkers is the first objective. Longer hitters will leave an easier but still very demanding approach. The Green is well protected by numerous Bunkers along the left hand side and Water along the right hand side. The main objective is to take enough club to carry all the way to the large Green. The approach looks tight from the Fairway and so requires good club selection and accuracy to make Par.
In summary, the Stone Course contains some of the most technical holes in the region and is a very tough test, requiring plenty of concentration and application in order to play well. Popular with professional and low handicap golfers but it´s easy to see why the Olive and Pine Courses attract the majority of golfers playing Mosa Trajectum.
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