The hole to which I refer is the third hole at Highland Woods Golf Course. (Highland Woods Golf Course is at 2775 N. Ela Road in Hoffman Estates, Ill.) Short, par four holes are approximately 250-300 yards. Medium size, par four holes are approximately 301-400 yards long. Long, par four holes are approximately 401-450 yards long.
The average distance to the putting green from the rear, gold teeing ground is 372 yards. Three hundred sixty-five yards is the average distance from the blue teeing ground. Three hundred fifty-nine yards is the average distance from the white teeing ground. From the front, red teeing ground, the average distance is 325 yards.
The third hole’s fairway is moderately wide and points west-northwest. This fairway is straight, lacking doglegs, but having undulating terrain; golfers’ balls may lie in swales or on mounds’ tops.
Trees are on both sides of the fairway. On the left side, there are two sand bunkers. The first bunker begins at approximately 150 yards from the putting green, and it is medium size. The second bunker is approximately 57 yards from the putting green; it is also medium size.
The medium size putting green has two sand bunkers, one on each side. The bunker on the left side is small. The bunker on the right side is medium size.
After finishing their putting, golfers will have a short walk to the fourth hole’s teeing grounds. The fourth hole is par three. Its teeing ground yardages are 170, 162, 143 and 120.