One of the hardest starting holes you will face anywhere. Get good and loose before cranking out that first tee shot as you need a good straight long one here. Woods on the right and out of bounds to the left so make sure you keep it in play. Once in play a very difficult approach shot awaits. The elevated green is surrounded by woods with the front of the green sloping sharply down hill towards a pond. Favor the right side of the green on this hole as there is a little more room to miss there.
This par 3 is guarded by a deep ravine in front of the green. An off target shot will leave you scrambling for par with this heavily undulating green.
This par 4 requires an accurate tee shot. Out of bounds left and right with a pond in front of the green that can catch a longer hitter’s tee shot. Most players use something such as a fairway wood or long iron to simply lay up short of the pond and in play. The hole then sharply doglegs to the left and you are faced with an approach shot to a green that is surrounded in front, and on the left, by water. Over the green is out of bounds. This hole is not long but trouble can easily be found. Play smart and keep it in play.
This hole begins a stretch of three consecutive par 5’s. All are potential birdie holes for the smart player. This straight-away par 5 allows you to bring out the driver and let it go. No tricks, just a great straight away par 5 that is reachable in two for many players. Anything over par here is not going to leave you happy.
Another great birdie chance on this par 5. Tee up the driver and rip it! This generous fairway is pretty easy to hit. Beware the out of bounds going down the right side. The second shot will require a decision for some. Go for the green in two and risk hitting it into the pond short and left of the green or also risk catching one of the strategically placed bunkers around the green. You can elect to lay up and have only a short iron into the green.
The last of three consecutive par 5’s on the front is another hole where you need to tee up the driver and let it fly. Once in the fairway simply play a solid shot down the middle leaving a nice simple short iron into the green. A creek crosses in front of the green and out of bounds runs the length of the right side. The green is narrow and pin placement can really make a difference on this hole. Longer hitters can have a go at this green in two but typically laying up on this hole will reward the player with more birdie chances.
This par 3 has the biggest green on the course, but the tee shot requires at least a mid-iron or more. Two large bunkers protect the front of the green making front pin placements difficult. The green is also undulated which will put a premium on your putting.
This par 4 doglegs sharply to the left and is surrounded on both sides of the fairway by towering trees. An iron can be hit off the tee, but must be long enough to make it to the corner of the dogleg. You are then left with a short approach shot, but the green is small, and slopes severely from back to front. Even if you hit the green, you are assured a difficult putt for birdie.
This hole offers a scenic tee shot from an elevated tee. Once again, the trees protect the fairway and errant drives will yield bogies at best. Longer players will hit an iron from this tee to the landing area. From there, you will have another downhill shot to the green with a mid to short iron. Remember to calculate the dramatic elevation change from the fairway to the green on your second shot.
The back nine doesn't start off easy. Many players hit irons off the tee as the hole turns sharply to the left. The second shot is very demanding as you are hitting a mid to long iron to a green that is slightly elevated and small.
This par 3 is very short and slightly uphill. An accurate short iron shot to a small green could give you a good birdie opportunity, however the green slopes from back to front and will put your putting stroke to the test.
A very scenic hole played from a very elevated tee. Many players leave the driver in the bag on this hole. The fairway is guarded on the left by a small creek, and on the right by a large tree and a bunker. The approach shot will likely be played over water.
A small stream crosses the fairway on this par 4 making many players hit a long iron off the tee. The second shot is played to a large, flat green with only one bunker on the right side.
A very challenging par 5 with a narrow fairway protected by dense trees on both sides. Driver can be hit off the tee, but must be kept straight. The green is slightly elevated which makes hitting the green in two very difficult.
Hit the driver on this par 4 to a wide fairway. The green is very elevated which accepts shorter iron shots much better than longer ones.
This is the most demanding par 3 on the course. The tee shot is long and must be accurate as the green is very small. A shot too short will come back down the hill, a shot too left or right will be in the woods, and a shot too long is most likely lost. On the bright side, the hole is very scenic and gives you a wonderful view of the mountains.
Buffalo Valley's signature hole. Obviously, a breathtaking view from a very elevated tee. A short iron can be hit from this hole, and you will think it will never land. Accuracy is at a premium, as an errant shot long, short, or left will result in a difficult lob shot in hopes of saving par.
The finishing hole at Buffalo Valley is a scenic dogleg right. Driver can be hit to a open fairway, and many go for the green in two. However, the green is protected by four bunkers making that prospect difficult. Three of the four bunkers are directly in front of the green.