Four Season's
Las Colinas:

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Our 'Featured Holes of the Week' are from the are from the final three finishing holes from the Tournament Player's course at Las Colinas and the Four Seasons Resort for the EDS Byron Nelson Golf Classic on the PGA Tour.  Here is our Caddybytes review of the 16th, 17th, and 18th holes from the EDS Byron Nelson Golf Classic being played at the TPC at Las Colinas in Irving Texas.  (Please Note: 2008 there are changes to 17th green front right, and the #18 tee box has been moved 40 yards to the left of where it is in this presentation - however other than for those changes the 'core' holes are still in tact as represented in this featured holes review)

Our first picture is of the green looking back to the long second shot as well as the third shot landing area viewed from above and behind the 16th green. 

#16 is a 554 yard par five that is reachable depending upon the playing conditions.  This tournament is often subject to wind and storms as it is held in the Spring Time in the Dallas Ft. Worth area.

When the winds in the player's face here, it's difficult to reach this slightly uphill par five hole.  The preferred play then if the player elects to layup would be to the left of the bunkers in the distance which cross in the right center of the fairway.

The three tiered green requires an exacting third shot to be close enough for a makeable birdie putt.

Here is a view of the tee box of the 196 yard par three seventeenth hole, (in center of pix), looking from above and back to it there. 

The wind can often be in the players face or 'obscured' left to right and in making the club selection here a little tricky with a Sunday pin position just over the lake in the right front of the green.

This view of the 17th green at Los Colinas gives you an idea of the down hill terrain and pin positons that the design here affords. 

Given a front right or back left pin position, the shot values are pretty high here.  

You can see where a miss club or mistake long left results in a difficult up and down to save par from the grassy waste area there.

Here's a view from just right of the green in view of Sunday's classic pin position here at #17.

This is often a pivotal hole with the wind and downhill necessary calculations to good club selection by player and caddy here.

Of course a lot depends on the situation at the time.  The safe shot is into the middle of the green.  But if birdie is necessary then the water and yellow lines, (stroke and distance) penalty vs. a red lateral hazard line, may come into play.

Here's a look from behind the tee box and looking down the fairway of the 430 yard par four finishing hole at Los Colinas.

The hole is often into the wind and slightly uphill the week of the tournament.

It requires a good solid tee shot down the right center to create enough angle for the second shot into this birdie-able par four finishing hole.


This view is from above and behind the finishing green here.  The front pins are guarded by long bunkers right and left.

And the classic Sunday pin located just over the bunker left there.

It's a somewhat tricky green with a lot of mounds and tiers and multiple subtle breaks.

It is often a pivotal golf hole where a par four is a good score as the fairway is somewhat narrow and the second shot if played out of the Bermuda rough can often wreak havoc here with club selection.

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