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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Blue Heron Pines/2012 VB Golf Crew Golf Trip

Blue Heron Pines - A Cut Above The Rest.

Blue Heron Pines opened in 1993 and has quickly been recognized as the best 18-hole course at the Jersey Shore. Designed by Stephen Kay, it takes full advantage of the natural beauty of the pinelands, with majestic tree lines framing breathtaking vistas. Our acclaimed restaurant overlooks the golf course and provides a lovely natural setting for all occasions: meetings, specialty dinners, birthdays, weddings or private parties. The covered patio is immediately adjacent to the dining room, and is frequently used for cocktail hours, ceremonies or other outside events.
"Best Golf Course "
Casino Connection Magazine 

"Four Stars"
Golf Digest’s Places to Play 

"In an era when golf’s future lies with quality public courses, Blue Heron Pines sets the highest standards, the course shows how far intelligence and imagination can go in making modern golf memorable"
Golf Week

Hole Approach:

The first hole, the shortest par 4 hole on the course, presents us with our best birdie opportunity of the day. A three wood or mid-iron will do for a tee shot, as we’ll only need to send the ball 180 to 200 yards out to the fairway. Beware of the fairway bunkers to the right. Aim at the tall lone pine tree on the left and play for the ball to fade into the middle of the fairway. Water guards the green to the right and behind, so be sure not to be long, as this will spell disaster. 
 When putting, be decisive and bold.

Hole Approach:

Bring your “A” game when you step onto the fourth tee. Pin placement will dictate initial yardage for club selection. Two bunkers protecting the front left and right of the green are not as intimidating as the lateral water hazard running the entire length of the hole on the right side. Once on the green, pay particular attention to the slopes on the green, as a misread can cost you a three putt. Remember, the most important thing on this hole is proper club selection. Par is a good score here and then run to the next tee.

Hole Approach:

The tenth hole is the most picturesque hole on the golf course. The tee shot must be played toward the right fairway bunker in order to set up the approach shot. As you get to the tee shot, you’ll notice a pond to the left and three pew-style bunkers guarding the front and left of the green. As on most of the holes on the course, club selection is everything. The severely contoured green will cause many a golfer to shake their heads in disgust as the slopes make a three putt into a four putt very quickly. Remember, when putting, all putts will break left, except at the front right of the green, which will break to the right. Good luck!

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