Richard Hudson and Eddie Charnock, Algarve Golf Guru, PGA Golf Professionals share their top tips on playing the signature 6th hole at Vila Sol.
The 6th hole is a super Par 5 at Vila Sol along with being the only hole with a fairway bunker. Your tee shot is from an elevated tee onto a downhill fairway towards a beautiful lake. You need to keep your drive down the left side as the fairway falls from left to right, with a fairway bunker at about 200mtrs down the right side. Once you have positioned your drive you are then faced with a major choice! Do I or don’t I go for the carry?
Unless you feel sure you can carry the lake you will have to take the safe option of hitting your second shot to the right side of the lake. This is what makes the 6th hole at Vila Sol a great matchplay and stroke play hole! When playing to the right be sure not to use too much Club as your next shot will be impeded by Pine Trees.
Should you have hit your tee shot far enough, past the bunker and short of the lake then now is the time to trust your swing and take on the carry, a perfect shot should leave approx 80mtrs from the green.
The 6th green slopes from back to front, is small with a bunker positioned front right. It is important to remember the green is below you, making your Club selection much more difficult. Two putts on this green is not as easy as it sounds being the green is small.
Never underestimate a Par 5 on this hole as you will make shots up on the rest of the field and at least get a half if not a win more times than not!
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