Course Tour

Mother Nature provided Gary Panks with a flawless canvas to work from in building the championship golf course at FireRock Country Club and work he did, designing an awe-inspiring layout that delights golfers of all ages and abilities. Each hole offers its own sets of challenges from sloping fairways to deep bunkers to lightning quick greens… a wondrous journey on the links that will captivate all who play.

Hole 1
Par 5

This opening par 5 starts with a good tee shot to the right center of the fairway. Your driver will get you into position to get here in two. A three wood is a good play if you can’t reach this par 5 in two shots. Lays up shots need to avoid the bunkers on the left. Going for this hole in two is a good play, but you will need to avoid the bunker on the right side of the green.

Hole 2
Par 3

This is the first par 3 on the golf course. It’s important to choose the right club off the tee, due to the green being quite wide but not very deep. There is a grass bunker located in front of the green to catch any short tee shots. Tee shots to the middle of the green will get you in position to make birdie.

Hole 3
Par 4

This picturesque par 4 plays downhill from the tee shot. Your tee shot needs to avoid the bunkers down the left side. A tee shot of 230 yards will keep you short of the bunkers on the left side. There is more room right than appears from the tee shot. The scenic views from this tee box are spectacular.

Hole 4
Par 4

This challenging par 4 is one of the toughest holes on the front side. Your tee shot must avoid the bunker on the right side. Your second shot can still be difficult due to the green sloping away on the back side. If the pin is up front your second shot will be much easier. There are two bunkers green side that will catch any shots short to this green if the pin is tucked behind the bunkers.

Hole 5
Par 5

This long par 5 plays uphill all the way to the green. There is a bunker that will catch tee shots hit right. There is a lateral water hazard all the way down the right side of this hole. With a good tee shot you can reach this par 5 in two shots, but remember, your second shot plays uphill. There is a bunker that spans almost the entire front of this green. The green has two tiers; right is a lower section and left is the higher tier.

Hole 6
Par 3

This short par 3 is the shortest hole on the golf course. The green is very narrow but deep and can play two to three clubs different from front to the back of the green. There is a bunker on the right side of this hole half way up the green.

Hole 7
Par 4

This challenging par 4 requires and accurate tee shot. You will need to avoid the fairway bunker on the right side. The second shot plays a little uphill to a green that has several slopes located at the back half. There is a bunker located on the right side of this green that will catch any shorts shots.

Hole 8
Par 4

This par 4 has a blind tee shot so you will want to favor the left side of the fairway. The fairway ends about 310 yards out. This will leave you a short wedge into this green that is guarded by bunkers front and back.

Hole 9
Par 4

This Par 4 demands a straight tee shot. There are bunkers down the right side and a lateral water hazard that runs the entire length of the hole beyond the bunkers on the right. The second shot is a demanding one to a green that is not very deep. The green is wide and has a slope that runs from front to back in the middle of the green. It has a bunker guarding the left side the green which will catch shots that are short.

Hole 10
Par 4

Staring with Hole 10, the back plays a few shots tougher than the front nine. The tee shot requires you to favor the left side. The hole has a lateral water hazard that runs down the entire right side of the fairway. The fairway end about 320 yards out. The second shot is over a hazard to a narrow green that is very deep. The hole has a bunker located on the right side of the green, with a hazard down the right side also. The green is sloped from back to front, so keep your second shot short of the flag.

Hole 11
Par 5

This beautiful par 5 has an elevated tee box with requires you to carry a hazard that runs down the entire left side of the fairway. There are bunkers that run down the left side of the fairway just before the hazard. There is also a hazard on the right side of the fairway. A tee shot down the middle with give you an opportunity to get to this green in two. There is a fairway bunker about 90 yards out from the green that you must avoid if you are laying up for your third shot. The green has a bunker on the left side and the green slopes back to front on the first half and then slopes to the back about ¾ of the way into the green.

Hole 12
Par 3

One of the longest and toughest Par 3’s on the golf course. It plays 190 yards from the back tees. The green has bunkers to the right and slopes from back to front. If you decide to go long you will roll off the back of the green.

Hole 13
Par 4

This is the sharpest dogleg on the course. A bunker is at the end of the fairway catching any balls that are straight off the tee. If you decide to cut the corner of the dogleg left, it’s a demanding tee shot with lots of desert to carry. Once you have carried the corner it’s a much shorter hole, if you decide not to cut the corner it makes for a long second shot into a green that slopes from front to back. There is a bunker to the left front and another bunker on the left half way up the green.

Hole 14
Par 4

A classic short hole and a welcome rest after number 13. If you decide to go for the green you must carry a series of bunkers down the left side. The bail out for the tee shot going for the green is right. The green is guarded by bunkers left and right. The front half of this green slopes front to back, the back half slopes away from the players approach shot.

Hole 15
Par 4

The longest and most demanding hole on the golf course, this hole demands a good tee shot. There are bunkers located all the way down the right side. There is a lateral water hazard down the left side and runs around to the end of the fairway. The second shot is demanding as well with water left and several bunkers to the right. Once on the green it’s fairly easy as this green is the flattest one on the golf course.

Hole 16
Par 4

This hole is under just under 400 yards. Keep your tee shot left to avoid the bunkers down the right side. It is out of bounds down the left side of the cart path. Most people lay up to the top of the hill which leaves them a medium to short iron shot to the green. If you decide to hit a driver the water on the right down the hill will come into play. This green is severely sloped from back to front. There are bunkers to the front and right side of this green. Water is also in play to the right of the bunkers.

Hole 17
Par 3

This par 3 plays a little uphill and the front of the green has a deep bunker. The green is sloped back to front which is a really quick downhill roll.

Hole 18
Par 5

This awesome par 5 plays downhill. The view of the entire golf course and club house makes this a great finishing hole. There is one fairway bunker on the right side. If a good tee shot is hit this green is reachable in two. If you are laying up make sure you pick a good yard to come into this green. There are bunkers front left and right of the green. There are also bunkers in the back that will catch long second or third shots. This green is sloped back to front.