For Edgebrook Golf Course’s, 11th hole, the average distance from the teeing ground to the putting green is 246 yards. (Although there are blue, red and white circles on this teeing ground’s yardage marker sign to indicate three teeing grounds, only the blue teeing ground is actually there.) This is this golf course’s, shortest par four, and its course hole handicap is #12. (Edgebrook Golf Course is at 6100 N. Central Avenue in Chicago, Ill.)
By placing a fiber mat on concrete for the teeing ground, golf course groundskeepers indicate that golfers should hit from this odd surface instead of hitting from the grass. (The grass around the concrete slopes downward, and will give golfers difficult stances.) It is very difficult to place wooden tees into this fiber mat, so golfers will probably need to place their balls directly on the mat. (Edgebrook Golf Course is the only Chicago golf course that still has mats on its teeing grounds.)
Drivers are the clubs of choice for reaching the putting green with one stroke. (Powerful hitters may use 2-woods.) The fairway, which has a slight, right dogleg, narrows considerable as it nears the putting green. Nonetheless, having an average distance of only 246 yards, most golfers should reach the putting green with their second strokes.
On the fairway’s, right side are widely spaced, young trees. On the fairway’s, left side are closely spaced, old trees. The trees on the left side are farther from the fairway’s edge than are the trees on the right side.
No sand bunkers or water hazards are on this hole. However, because the ground is not consistently level, golfers may have uphill and downhill lies. (In my opinion, it is easier to hit from uphill lies.)
No sand bunkers are around the putting green. This medium size green has a one to three feet elevation higher than the fairway has. The green has an oval shape, and slopes downward from the rear to the front.