One of the most beautiful starting Holes on Tour!
Hole #1 at Cherry Hills Country Club
Cherry Hills Country Club was designed by William S. Flynn. He is one of the greatest golf architects that ever lived. He is among the greatest not only because of the incredible golf courses he designed, but also because he had a great philosophy regarding the agronomic innovations brought to the game.
Cherry Hills has been host to 10 major championships. It was built in 1922, and has 7,466 yards. At more than a mile above sea level, the course plays shorter than its yardage, giving the players a sense of insecurity and becoming a more challenging Golf Course.
This Course has the finishing holes most memorable in all of golf. However, the First Hole is one of the greatest and most beautiful Golf Holes on Tour.
On this Hole is where Arnold Palmer drove the green in the final round of the 1960 U.S. Open to come from seven shots behind to win his only U.S. Open. Today, the hole plays 397 yards, with a slight dogleg left which requires the player to hit an accurate tee shot. The second shot is not as easy as it looks either… the green is small with undulations in all directions and it is guarded by bunkers on the left side.
If you ever get the chance to go play this incredible golf course, don’t hesitate on bringing your TheGrint GPS Golf App so you can measure and strategize your Golf game. We assure you that it will be easier for you to play the Course and possibly, beat one of the greatest golf architects, William S. Flynn.
If you want more information about this incredible golf course, you can go to the Cherry Hills Country Club Website here.
Enjoy your golf!