Selecting the best hole on a course that’s been recognized as one of the busiest golf courses in the state may seem difficult, and yet Big Met Golf Course’s clubhouse manager Brendan McLaughlin zeroes in on the 11th. While shorter than most of the other par-4 holes, it can play as long as 472 yards, has the highest elevation tee box and a good view of the entire course. McLaughlin suggests using a driver and maybe a six or seven long iron (depending on the golfer’s skill) to get on the green.
“This is a hole I know I can play pretty well, so that may lead to my personal preference for it," McLaughin confesses. "I can get a respectful score. It’s a fairly straight hole with no water hazards.”
Looking for something a bit more challenging? The fifth hole — the first par-5 on the front nine — has a lake on the left of the green. “There have been more than a few golf balls lost there,” McLaughlin says.
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