Rush Creek Golf Club, Hole 18
Rush Creek Golf Club, Hole 18


Hi, my name is Jay Meyerhoff, PGA head golf professional out here at Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove, Minnesota. We are one of the top five public golf courses in the state of Minnesota, and I’m going to give you some advice on how to play hole 18, which is one of our signature holes out here, which is a par five. As you stand on the tee you’ll notice some marsh to the left, trees and out of bounds to the right. There is a large oak that is straight away – take dead aim at that tree and all should be good. Our fairway does slope slightly right to left, so anything to the right usually will kick back into the fairway. Once you come to your second shot, you have a decision to make, “Do I go? Or, do I play it safe?”. The choice is yours. If you choose to go for it make sure you aim for the large oak to the right of our green. Rip it right there and all should be good. If you choose to lay up, we do have fairway bunkers on our right hand side. There is another oak tree separating the two fairway bunkers. From that yardage, in the general spot, will be anywhere from 175 to 220. Take that aim at that oak. As you approach your third shot you’ll be left with a sand wedge to wedge, anywhere from 120 to 100 yards. In the middle of our green we do slope a little from right to left there. If the pin is on the left make sure to stay to the right. If the pin is in the middle to the right side take that aim and knock it tight, sink the putt and enjoy the final putt of the day out here at Rush Creek Golf Club.

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