• Hole 9
  • Par 5
  • HCP 7/3
  • 443 Yards
  • 415 Yards
  • 415 Yards
  • 346 Yards
  • 415 Yards

RISK

  • Bush right very much in play as is fairway bunker.
  • Mid-Fairway trees and tightened fairway just beyond them demand a solid long second shot to find much more open area.

REWARD

  • Hugging the bush on left or shaping tee shot right to left can shorten hole considerably; aim left, even well left, of the first telephone pole in the distance if you can drive 250+.
  • Players without of a lot of length or lacking confidence with driver might consider playing lofted fairway wood near or over trees on left taking bunker and bush on right out of play.
  • Green side bunkers are not deep or penal, but lay up on right side of fairway opens green and takes bunkers out of play.
  • A well struck approach missed a bit right can deflect onto green, so a miss right is acceptable so long as it is not short in which case it may find bush.
     
  • Hole 8
  • Par 4
  • HCP 5/9
  • 443 Yards
  • 415 Yards
  • 415 Yards
  • 346 Yards
  • 415 Yards

RISK

  • Wide fairway but misses left or right are unplayable; tempting to hit to right side of fairway to shorten hole but playing to the wide side gives much better look at green, avoiding right side mounds and slope within the green.

REWARD

  • After a long true tee shot, green is open to approach; 4 is a very good score.
     
  • Hole 7
  • Par 3
  • HCP 13/13
  • 210 Yards
  • 258 Yards
  • 161 Yards
  • 161 Yards
  • 161 Yards

RISK

  • From Blue tee it is very tempting to aim at the flag but anything a bit short and left is serious trouble; there is a fairway to the right the you cannot see, requires only about 175 yard shot to set up wedge into green.
  • Green slopes a bit front to back and right to left; anything shaped right to left or with low spin may deflect off green, but safest spot to pitch onto green is from left side so penalty not significant.

REWARD

  • From Blue tee especially with slight helping wind, the green may be reached from the tee, though lots of trouble for crooked shots, more trouble left than right.
  • From Black and Red tee, left to right shot shape ideal for holding green.
     
  • Hole 6
  • Par 5
  • HCP 1/5
  • 486 Yards
  • 476 Yards
  • 476 Yards
  • 476 Yards
  • 323 Yards

RISK

  • From Blue and Black stronger players may git through the fairway.
  • Pinched fairway area around 100 yards not as easy to carry a it nay look; safe shot is a well right of mound and native grass and letter to take less club than more as a shot too far right can find its way into trees.
  • Tee shot from Red is to a tight landing zone; safe play is to lay up with 180 yard club.
  • Green slopes more than it looks, off hill left and behind green toward lake.


REWARD

  • From Black and Blue, many players can play well left over hill between the two deciduous trees at fairway edge and the tallest spruce tree in the distance, setting up opportunity to reach green in next shot.

Local Rule: One # there is a drop areas near the forward tee that may used if tee shots are lost on the hull on the players left. Penalty: 1 stroke.

  • Hole 5
  • Par 3
  • HCP 17/17
  • 123 Yards
  • 112 Yards
  • 112 Yards
  • 112 Yards
  • 88 Yards

RISK

  • High spin shots to false front may back off green.
  • Misses left set up very difficult up and down.
  • Prevailing north west wind easy to forget from low protected tee.
  • Take care on downhill putts.

Reward

  • Ever changing skyline horizon view - take it in.
     
  • Hole 4
  • Par 4
  • HCP 11/7
  • 300 Yards
  • 300 Yards
  • 300 Yards
  • 270 Yards
  • 270 Yards

RISK

  • Bush left and right.
  • Sidehill lie in middle of fairway.
  • Deepest green side bunker on course.
  • Big left to right slope in green shots hit a bit left of flag will feed back toward flag but play too high above green ball may stay making up and down extremely unlikely.

REWARD

  • Left side of fairway gives flat lie with best angle of approach, takes bunker out of play and reduces risk of missing green above hole; long hitters might reach green, especially if they get turbo boost off backside of ridge.
  • Right side of fairway givers flat lie but difficult approach over bunker onto shallow elevated green.
  • Middles of fairway is safest shot but sidehill lie makes approach tricky.
     
  • Hole 3
  • Par 3
  • HCP 15/11
  • 180 Yards
  • 161 Yards
  • 161 Yards
  • 139 Yards
  • 139 Yards

RISK

  • Short is survivable but long is lethal.
  • Black tee plays a club less; Blue half a club less; Red plays the actual yardage.
  • Green rises then falls, rolling down on front and back with a rise on both sides, more on left than right; putts hit to a deep pan may exit the green if hit too firmly.
  • Tee shots hit to back fifth very likely to bound over green and into unplayable lie.


REWARD

  • One shot holes by their nature are typically do or die and this hole is no exception.
  • Best shot shape is right to left.
  • A ball landing a few yards left green may deflect onto green, so better left than right.
     
  • Hole 2
  • Par 4
  • HCP 9/15
  • 378 Yards
  • 337 Yards
  • 337 Yards
  • 268 Yards
  • 268 Yards

RISK

  • Pond is in play from teen use 240 yard club from Black; 190 from Blue; 150 from Red; good aim point is left edge of pond (better yet pick a spot above that on top of valley wall).
  • Fairway is wide but in a crosswind not easy to find from elevated tee, if line of flight is right of birdhouse located on edge of fairway, your’e toast.
  • Take enough club to comfortably carry pond but don’t get carried away as it is not uncommon to see a flushed shot find a treed hillside beyond the green.
  • Left of green is safe approach and pitch from there is not difficult unless pin is located short left.
  • Green is benign except short left; slope is generally toward the pond but easy to read too much break and in a few spots ball will actually break gently away from pond.

REWARD

  • Left side of fairway sets up much better angle of approach into green.
  • Playing a bit longer club off tee can set up wedge into green.
  • Green is definitely drivable from Red tee with a 250 yard carry, elevation takes care of the rest
  • A really exhilarating shot with the hang time and wonder as the ball hangs against the valley wall - not very bright in medal play but in match or best ball the fun may outweigh the improvidence
     
  • Hole 1
  • Par 5
  • HCP 3/1
  • 547 Yards
  • 469 Yards
  • 469 Yards
  • 469 Yards
  • 412 Yards

RISK

  • Putts from above hole very dicey - do your best to play below the flag, primary slope is N->S, very slight slope E->W
  • Disaster awaits a mishit or ill advised second shot that lands in native area left or just beyond fairway bunker - safe play is simple: aim well right of bunker to take native out of play and    also get best angle of approach into the green
  • Landing zone has slight tilt left to right; tee shots near the right bush can bounce into bush; safest tee shot is down the middle and better to err a little left than right
  • If you’re fighting shots going right, consider using something less than a driver off the tee to end up short of bush and eliminate the risk of disaster on the first shot of the day. You can make it up on your next shot

REWARD

  • Some players may be able to reach green in two, though not many from Black tee. If tee shot is played to right side of fairway, a second shot shaped a bit right to left is ideal, aimed right through the gap in bunkers. If tee shot finds left side of fairway, it is possible to hit a high left to right shot a hair left of green and upon landing ball will bounce right and onto the green, but this approach brings possibility of going OB into play. Add a couple clubs to the yardage to account for the elevation.

Course Overview

Golf at Katepwa dates back almost as far as the Province of Saskatchewan itself. Carved deep into the vast plains of Southern Saskatchewan by ancient glacial melt waters, the beautiful Qu’Appelle Valley provides a stunning setting for one of the true hidden gems of golf on the Great Plains—The Katepwa Beach Golf Club.  
 
With unparalleled views of Katepwa Lake and the Qu'Appelle Valley from every tee box to the pristine fairways and greens, the course will test even the most accomplished golfers yet still provides novices with a memorable day of golf. 

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