Las Sendas Golf Club’s sixteenth hole is a challenging par three that plays between 186 yards (silver tees) and 135 yards (copper tees). Hole sixteen’s strategy could be summarized in just a few words: find the center of the green, two putt, and move on to hole seventeen.

Tee Shot: Don’t Worry about Pin Location

Based strictly on the yardage, hole sixteen seems relatively easy. However, the narrow green’s frontside is flanked by a deep bunker on the left and more sand to the right. Two additional bunkers line the back-left edge of the green. Missing short and right could cause your ball to roll down into the desert area, leaving an incredibly tricky second shot. To complicate matters even further, hole sixteen is known for swirling winds that can impact the ball’s flight.

Avoid the temptation of going for the pin from off the tee. Aiming for the middle of the green with a slightly longer club selection is usually a smarter play. Keep in mind that the hole plays a bit longer due to the elevation change.

Hole 16 Yardage Card

Narrow Green with Considerable Slope

Hole sixteen’s green is narrow and slopes to the left, which makes chipping from the right bank of bunkers especially difficult. Dealing with a long putt from the green’s backside is usually more desirable than scrambling from the left or right.

Plan Your Round at Las Sendas Golf Club

Las Sendas Golf Club is a par 72 desert golf course in Mesa, Arizona. Visit our golf page for course information and the online booking portal.

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