The 10th hole at Chick Evans Golf Course (Chick Evans Golf Course is at 6145 N. Golf Road in Morton Grove, Ill.) is par three with average yardages from the teeing grounds to the putting greens as follows: Blue-163 yards, White-150 yards and Red-132 yards. This hole has a #17, course hole handicap. Having such short yardages, golfers should score less than 10, right?
Well, golfers will need to fly over the water hazard (It is not a lateral water hazard.) that crosses this hole. This hazard’s, near boundary is approximately 25 yards away. Therefore, golfers who thinly hit, slice or hook their tee shots three times (That amounts to three, one-stroke penalties.) can land their fourth shot on the putting green; this shot will be their seventh stroke. Then, three putts (This green slopes steeply downward, back to front, so golf balls will easily roll off the green.) before their balls enter the hole gives them a score of 10.
This hole’s fairway is slightly narrow, and the putting green has a lower elevation than the teeing grounds have. Therefore, if golfers choose the wrong clubs, they could drive their balls over the putting green or short of the putting green. In front of the putting green, the ground is usually muddy with thick grass. Behind the putting green, the ground has thick grass. In both places, golfers will have uphill lies. Considering the short distances to the green from these spots, it is possible that golfers will only land their golf balls on this green with their seventh stroke. Three putts will again give them scores of 10.
An errant drive that flies left, bounces on the concrete bridge, and then into mud in the rough area, will almost certainly require two, additional strokes before golfers reach the putting green. Golfers will not incur penalties for going into these areas. However, after putting, they are likely to have scores of bogey or double bogey.
This hole’s putting green has a moderate size sand bunker on its front, right side. Such a bunker will present exceptional difficulties if golfers’ balls are up against the lip or the balls have fried egg lies. Further shots to the putting green will be slightly uphill.
Chick Evans Golf Course’s, 10th hole is one, par three hole that rewards golfers who land their drives/balls on the green, close to the hole. They will then have great chances to score birdies by knocking the balls into the hole with one putt. Having a #17, course hole handicap, this hole’s rating indicates that most golfers score less than 10.