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Start Of The Lakes Back Nine Photo Gallery

After the more intimate front where holes move back and forth on a smaller scale, The Lakes back nine opens with a tight short par four before exploding on a grand scale with several dramatic holes highlighted by striking water hazards.

Because of an approaching storm, I was only able to get solid shots of the first four holes of the back but I think you'll enjoy seeing the architecture and quality detailing work by Mike Clayton and his team.

The images show the narrow, short par-4 tenth, followed by the neverending three-shot 11th, the long 12th playing to a skyline green, and the fantastic driveable downhill 13th. From there the water takes over to set up what should be a dramatic finishing stretch before intimacy returns with the short par-3 18th.

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Reader Comments (9)

Great stuff, Geoff. Thanks for all the effort.
The 13th looks like a blast!
11.9.2011 | Unregistered Commenterdbh
Wicked looking bunkers, either really easy to maintain or very difficult.
11.9.2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrad
Great pics. This just looks like a hell of a fun course to play.
11.9.2011 | Unregistered Commenterutgolfer
Geoff - is it hilly at all? The course looks amazing but hard to tell how flat it is.

I agree with dbh: the 13th looks amazing.
11.9.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPJ
Looks like a great place to play!
11.9.2011 | Unregistered Commentertaffy
Excellent, Geoff...thanks
11.9.2011 | Unregistered Commenterrb
Got me stuffed why the PGA are not begging to come down here every year to play a few of our courses.
11.9.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKeith86
pics look great. Too bad after working with Doak and Dye, I still can't find a dang job in the design field.
11.9.2011 | Unregistered Commenterme
You didn't tell us that about the airplanes, oh my, is the runway in play.

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