2016 Tournament Course

In 2016, the SAS Championship will play all 18 holes of the Highlands course at Prestonwood Country Club. The greens on the Highlands will be resurfaced this summer with Champions Bermuda. The event had previously played a hybrid course using holes from both the Highlands and the Meadows courses, however this year’s tournament will play all 18 holes of the Highlands with brand new greens in October.

Hole #1 – Par 4 / 416 yards

A good drive is a must with water down the right side. Second shot is over water to a green that is well guarded by bunkers on the front left.

Hole #2 – Par 4 / 421 yards

Requires an accurate drive and then a medium iron to an undulating green that is well protected by bunkers. Getting close here is difficult.

Hole #3 – Par 3 / 209 yards

A long iron or hybrid club will be used depending on the wind conditions. Putting is at a premium when you reach the green. Par is a good score.

Hole #4 – Par 5 / 548 yards

Three-shot par five for most players. Requires a delicate third shot to get close on this well guarded green.

Hole #5 – Par 4 / 432 yards

Drive placement is a must on this long, uphill par four.  Will require a very accurate mid to long iron shot into this large green.

Hole #6 – Par 3 / 186 yards

This severe sloping green will make tee shot placement difficult to make birdie on this par three. Missing the green will make it difficult to save par.

Hole #7 – Par 4 / 441 yards

A blind tee shot down the left center will be necessary to catch the speed slot to put a player in the prime position to attack this down-hill par four. 

Hole #8 – Par 4 / 366 yards

Some aggressive players will try to go for this green on their drive but they will have to negotiate the tight landing area and hazards on this short par four.

Hole #9 – Par 5 / 598 yards

Hitting this par five in two requires two long shots into this well guarded green.  Most will negotiate a short third shot to try to make birdie.

Out – Par 36 / 3,617 yards
Hole #10 – Par 4 / 400 yards

A slight fade on the drive is the play on this par four.  Most players will elect to hit three wood to avoid bunkers that guard the left side of this fairway.

Hole #11 – Par 4 / 389 yards

Though a short par four, drive placement will be critical to give players the best angle to attack the pin on this very tight green.

Hole #12 – Par 3 / 175 yards

Club selection will be critical to hit the correct tier of this par 3 to have a reasonable putt at birdie.  Three putts here will easy to make if not careful.

Hole #13 – Par 5 / 541 yards

Longer hitters may have a go at this long par five but will have to negotiate a well-protected green that has bunkers guarding both sides.

Hole #14 – Par 4 / 425 yards

This uphill par 4 requires two very good shots. The green is one of the most undulating at Prestonwood.

Hole #15 – Par 4 / 419 yards

Dogleg right and a tough driving hole. The second shot is to the smallest green on the course and requires an accurate mid iron.

Hole #16 – Par 5 / 561 yards

Though a three-shot par five for most players, there is a premium on the third shot to a large green that is guarded by water on the right.

Hole #17 – Par 3 / 168 yards

Signature hole par three of 168 yards to an island green. Good chance for a birdie or double bogey.

Hole #18 – Par 4 / 387 yards

A three wood off the tee will leave a mid to short iron to a small green guarded by sand and water.  Players needing birdie will take a chance here.

In – Par 36 / 3,465 yards
Total – Par 72 / 7,082 yards