Compared to holes number one and two that play longer for most golfers, the third hole at Las Sendas Golf Club offers a more manageable tee-to-green distance. Don’t be fooled by your scorecard, however, as this challenging par four also requires a strategic approach. Measuring between 447 yards (silver tees) and 285 yards (copper tees), hole three’s narrow fairway and shorter distance demands careful attention to course conditions—especially in the heat of summer when there’s firmer turf and more roll.
If you can drive the ball more than 275 yards, you’ll probably want to leave your driver in your bag on hole three. The fairway narrows considerably as you get closer to the green, leaving little room for a less-than-perfect drive. And, missing right could be disastrous due to the expansive desert area that lines the right side of this hole. Simply catching the slope’s edge on the right side of the fairway could lead to a tricky approach shot.
For these reasons, opting for a three wood or hybrid might be the safest (and best) choice. When in doubt, aim middle-left to give yourself the best chance of finding the fairway.
As you plan your approach shot, it’s important to be aware of the numerous challenges that await you. For starters, the green is fairly narrow and protected by bunkers on both sides. The right set of bunkers are neighbored by a section of undulated terrain that makes for a tough up and down. Beyond the undulation lies more desert waste area, which can cause lost golf balls and inflated scores.
The experienced golfer is able to acknowledge such hazards while remaining focused on hitting the center of the green. Missing short-left is probably better than missing right, but don’t forget about the large amount of sand to the left of the green.
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