Hole 5 - Par 3
Black-192, Blue-177, White-168, Burgundy-148, Green-119, Gold-103
Slopes in the mountains can be deceiving. As the par three 5th climbs a relatively long and consistent slope, this tee shot will always play just a little longer than expected. Looking back from the green, one gets a much better sense of the amount of elevation change. New tees will be added on both ends of this hole, appealing to a wider range of players.
Although it is appropriate to have a tiered green on an uphill shot, three levels eat up far too much usable putting surface. Two tiers will work well, highlighted by a relatively level upper left and an ample lower right section. A small false front will help expose and define the front edge of the green.
The back bunker will be eliminated, while the right bunker is expanded, reshaped and rotated so that it runs almost perpendicular to the line of play. A wider chipping area will be shaped short of the repositioned bunker on the right side. A small pot bunker will lie in wait just off the far left edge of the green. Looking up from the tee, the rock outcroppings will be exposed with a little sand and native grass mixed together.