420 yards, Par 4
The opening hole at Bellerive might best typify architect Robert Trent Jones' description of a great golf hole as a "difficult par, but a comfortable bogey." The crowned fairway may be the most elusive of all to find with the tee shot, so the longer hitters may choose a 3-wood to begin their round, as the bunkers squeeze the landing area. Most players will hit a mid-to-short iron to this wide green. The player hitting his shot from the rough will have a hard time holding the green when the hole is located on the left.
Hole descriptions by Mike Tucker, PGA Head Golf Professional, Bellerive Country Club
Photos courtesy Burt Remis Photography
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