Boca Raton Resort & Club: Resort Course Review - Page 2
(A view of my approach shot on the 16th hole. The layup area on the right is not a bad play.)
The par 71 course offers four par 5's and five par 3's. The 528 yard 16th hole is really something special. A tee shot over a small pond into the fairway allows you the opportunity to attack a the green in two with another "all-carry" shot. I was reminded of Myrtle Beach National "Gambler" on the Kings North Course. Since I was in the rough, I decided to layup and was rewarded with a par.
The 2nd hole (pictured above) is a 327 yard, par 4 with water along the left side of the fairway. Using the GPA in my cart, I figured out it was about 255 yards to carry the water and put it on the green in one. It was the shot of my life. As the ball carried over the trees on the left and came back in landing on the green about 30 feet from the pin. Golf is a game of highs and lows and after driving the green, I felt like I was king of the world. I lined up my eagle putt only to leave it short.... I eventually three-putted and hung my head walking away.
The Par 3's
What the par 3's lack in length, they makeup for in water. EVERY par 3 uses water as protection whether it's all carry or by the green.
(The 17th hole is a 186 yard par 3 with close to 160 yards of carry over the pond.)
The 17th hole is the longest playing 186 yards and slightly up hill. The long forced carry can be intimidating especially after playing the water filled 16th. The shortest is the 6th hole, a 129 yard wedge over the water to a fairly unprotected green. Just put it on the green here.Continued on the next page