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Kewanee Dunes Golf Club

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A symbol of community pride, Kewanee Dunes Golf Club boasts an 18- hole championship golf course. This early 1920’s, par 72 course layout guarantees a great experience for golfers of all different skill levels.

 

Tees (Par 72) Black Blue White (Seniors) Red (Women)
Distance 6731 6489 6284 5460
Course Rating 71.8 70.1 68.8 71.7
Slope 120 116 113 117

 

Hole Hand-icap Par Description
1 5 4

A tough start! A tree lined fairway leading to a difficult uphill 2nd shot when the wind is out of the south. The green is well guarded with a bunker on the left and trees on the right. Missing the green long also makes for a tough up and down.

2 9 4 A gentle dogleg right with an up hill 2nd shot. This tree lined fairway has very little room to miss right. The left side of this fairway is lined with thick trees that are marked off as a red lateral hazard. The burn pile area is marked GUR. Large bunkers line both sides of this back to front sloped green.
3 17 3 A long diagonally shaped green can make for some lengthy putts. Bunker located short left of the green attracts many tee shots and makes for a difficult up and down.
4 11 5 A short par 5 that gives all players a great birdie opportunity. This back to front sloped green is surrounded by 2 front bunkers and missing the green long will result in a penalty stroke with the wooded area being marked as a red lateral hazard.
5 7 4 This mature courses’ signature hole is a dog leg right that requires the player to cross water twice. Water will be hit across off the tee as well as on the player’s approach shot to this back to front sloped green. Miss hits off of the tee or on the approach shot will often find water. The green side bunker is located on the front left side of the green.
6 15 3 A hard par 3. Plays moderately long especially with a wind out of the west. Large bunkers are located on the right and left side of the green. This large, two tier green can make putting very difficult.
 

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5

The longest hole on the course. A lengthy par 5 that requires a long tee shot in order to reach the green in two. Once the tee shot is accomplished, a long 2nd shot is required, that must carry over a group of trees into a sloping back to front green that is heavily guarded by bunkers. The smart play is to lay up to a comfortable distance and play to the green from there. Downhill putts to the front of the green are very quick
8 3 4 A dog leg right that with mature trees lining both sides of this fairway. A long green makes 3 putting a strong possibility if your approach shot is not measured correctly. 3 separate bunkers line the left side of the green from front to back.
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4

A relatively short par 4. Mature trees heavily guard the left side of the fairway and green. This is a risk/reward hole for the long hitters. Missing left into the driving range is not out of bounds however this can make for a difficult approach shot into the green. A well placed tee shot makes for an open approach shot to this long elevated green. This green has bunkers located in front and on the left side of it.
 

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4

Some argue this is the toughest hole on the course with water and out of bounds surrounding the entire hole. This difficult par 4 requires an accurate tee shot. Driver may not be the best choice of club with water located at the end of the fairway as well as the right side. The left side is lined with out of bounds the entire length of the hole. A long approach shot into an elevated green with bunkers flanking both sides makes the hole even more difficult.
 

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5

A sharp dog leg left that has out of bounds and water to catch wayward shots on either side of the hole through the green. Placement of shots is more important then distance. A big green with bunkers on both sides. Missing the green long will result in OB as well.
 

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4

A dog left that can play difficult with a west wind. The hole has water on it’s left as well as OB on it’s right. The long hitters can often cut the corner to take the fairway bunkers out of play. Trees catch the balls that run through the fairway. Hitting an approach shot from the fairway is crucial. The green is gently sloped from back to front.
 

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3

The longest par 3 on the course can play difficult with a wind out of the south. Bunkers short left and short right, often catch errant tee shots. The large green can make putting difficult especially with a back pin location.
 

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4

A relatively short par 4. A well placed tee shot gives players a great birdie opportunity. Player’s that miss the fairway left often find themselves in the fairway bunkers. Missing the fairway long leaves you with a difficult approach shot from the trees. The large green is guarded by two bunkers on the left and right. Missing the green long here is OB.
 

 

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5

A dog leg right with a small fairway bunker located on the corner of the dog leg. Out of bounds lines the hole from tee to green on both sides. The right side is lined with in course out of bounds. There is a white line drawn from the last OB stake crossing into hole 14’s fairway showing the completion of the in course out of bounds. Long hitters can often cut the corner off the tee setting up for an easier approach shot into the green. The green has one bunker located short left. This green slopes from back to front.
 

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4

A straight away par 4 with trees located on the left and the right. Out of bounds lines the left side of the fairway from tee to green. Hitting the fairway makes for an easy par 4. The flattest green on the course falls on #16. Missing the green left or long results in OB.
 

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3

The easiest par 3 on the course with a very large green. Bunkers are located on the left and the right. The green slopes from back to front. Winds out of the north and west make this hole play tougher.
 

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4

A long tough finishing par 4. OB lines the left side of the fairway and trees line the right side of the fairway. Tee shots typically land into an up sloped fairway diminishing roll and subsequent distance, resulting in longer approach shots into a smaller back to front sloping green. Missing the green long results in OB.

 

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Course Tour!

A symbol of community pride, Kewanee Dunes Golf Club boasts an 18-hole championship golf course built in the early 1920’s with Black (6731/71.8/120), Blue (6489/70.1/116), White (628468.8/113) and Red (5460/71.7/117) tee boxes.

# 1 Par 4 / Handicap 5

Black 371 Blue 364 White 356

A tough start!  Tree lined fairway leading to a difficult uphill 2nd shot when the wind is out of the South. The green is well guarded with bunkers on each side.  Cannot be long and over this green.

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# 2 Par 4 / Handicap 9

Black 377 Blue 364 White 357

A gentle dogleg right with uphill 2nd shot.  No room to miss right on tee shot.  Again, bunkers line both sides of the green.

# 3 Par 3 / Handicap 17

Black 158 Blue 152 White 141

A long diagonally shaped green can make for lengthy putts.  Bunker in front of green attracts many tee shots and is a difficult up and down.  Green is moderately elevated.

# 4 Par 5 / Handicap 11

Black 492 Blue 462 White 452

A short Par 5.  Birdie opportunities exist here.

# 5 Par 4 / Handicap 7

Black 363 Blue 353 White 345

Short dogleg right.  Ponds cross the fairway twice on this hole so a well placed tee shot is important to avert the water.  Chunks or thinly hit shots will end up in a watery grave.

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# 6 Par 3 / Handicap 15

Black 231 Blue 187 White 174

A hard Par 3.  Moderately long.  Especially with wind out of the west.  Bunkers guard the green on either side.  A large two tier green can make putting a challenge.

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# 7 Par 5 / Handicap 1

Black 517 Blue 509 White 501

The longest hole on the course.  A lengthy tee ball is necessary to challenge the green in two.  Once this tee shot is accomplished, a long second shot must carry over a group of trees to a small sloping back to front green heavily protected by bunkers.  The smart play is to lay up to the right of the trees to a comfortable distance and play to the green from there.   Downhill putts to the front of the green are very quick.

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# 8 Par 4 / Handicap 3

Black 397 Blue 390 White 383

A dogleg right Par 4 with mature trees guarding the right side of the hole.  If you overcompensate to the left you may have to punch under trees that are through the fairway.  A long green makes three putting a strong possibility if the approach shot distance is not measured correctly.  Bunker paralleling the left side of the green makes a hard recovery shot.

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# 9 Par 4 / Handicap 13

Black 338 Blue 332 White 326

A relatively short Par 4 that can be a risk and reward hole for long hitters.  A well placed tee ball makes for an open approach shot to a long elevated green.  The green is guarded by two bunkers.  Long over the green makes for a difficult up and down.

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# 10 Par 4 / Handicap 2

Black 411 Blue 396 White 349

A hard Par 4 with out-of-bounds left and water right off the tee.  Placement of the tee shot is imperative so driver may not be club of choice off the tee.  A long approach shot over water to an elevated green makes the hole even more difficult.  Bunkers flank the green on both sides.

 

 

# 11 Par 5 / Handicap 8

Black 515 Blue 510 White 498

A sharp dogleg left Par 5.  Out of bonds and water catch wayward shots on either side of the hole through the green.  Bigger hitters may try to “cut the corner” but risk OB.  Placement of shots is more important than distance.  A big green is bunkered on both sides.

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# 12 Par 4 / Handicap 4

Black 465 Blue 427 White 417

A tough dogleg left Par 4 is made more difficult with a west wind brings a large fairway bunker into play.  Out-of-bound left and water right.  Tall mature trees at the corner of the dogleg can cause problems off the tee and also on approach shots.  A large green slopes gently from back to front.

# 13 Par 3 / Handicap 16

Black 208 Blue 201 White 193

The longest Par 3 on the course may take everything you have with a strong wind in your face.  Bunkers make errant shots right and short left a problem to recover from.  A large green can make putting difficult, especially with a back left pin location.

# 14 Par 4 / Handicap 14

Black 399 Blue 393 White 386

A relatively short Par 4 dogleg left.  With out-of-bounds and bunkers left with trees right and straight through the fairway.  A well placed tee shot is important.  The large green is protected by OB and sand traps.  Long is not good!!

# 15 Par 5 / Handicap 10

Black 508 Blue 502 White 496

A dogleg right Par 5.  A large fairway bunker with trees to the west of it make the corner of the dogleg a problem to be reckoned with and often eliminates cutting the corner.  Out-of-bounds left follows the entire hole and in course OB stakes are on the opposite side of the fairway.  Bunker short left and right of the green.  Back left pin placement adds to the hole difficulty.

# 16 Par 4 / Handicap 12

Black 383 Blue 370 White 350

A straight away Par 4 with OB and trees left.  With the hole at the southwest corner of the course.  Wind rolling off the surrounding fields can cause havoc with golfers.  Lower trajectory shots are better in these conditions.  One of the flattest greens on the course.

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# 17 Par 3 / Handicap 18

Black 176 Blue 170 White 164

A moderately long Par 3.  Large green is guarded by front left and right bunkers.   North and westerly winds make this hole play much tougher.

# 18 Par 4 / Handicap 6

Black 422 Blue 407 White 396

A long tough Par 4 finishing hole with OB left and trees right.  Tee shots typically land into an upslope in the fairway diminishing  roll and subsequent distance resulting in longer  approach shots to a small sloping green.

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