Hole Profile: No. 15 on Indian Lakes Resort’s West Course

By Ray Brewer, Contributor

BLOOMINDALE, Ill. – The biggest challenge for most golfers is hitting the ball straight.

And unfortunately on most courses, hitting the ball to the left or the right just won’t do the trick.

It’s not that a majority of us like to hit our second and third shots from the forest with trees in our path, it simply happens.

At Indian Lakes Resort’s West Course, the hitting the ball straight philosophy comes in to play.

THE HOLE: It’s a par-4, 400 yards hole with plenty of hazards.

THE LAYOUT: The hazards seem to pop up all over the course

“It’s a very demanding hole because of a dogleg left and a lake that runs along side of the left fairway,” course representative Mike Wenzel said. “The right side is tree-lined, so you have to hit it down the middle of the fairway.”

It doesn’t get any easier around the green. The green – in addition to being on a hill – has a bunker perfectly placed to the right and left sides of it.

THE STRATEGY: It doesn’t take a genius to figure out a plan of attack for this hole. First things first, try to hit the ball down the middle.

Playing it safe, Wenzel uses his three-wood – for better control – to tee off. From there, hopefully after an accurate tee shot, a six or seven iron should land you right on the green.

THE AVERAGE GOLFER: “You don’t want to hook or slice it,” Wenzel said. “If you hook, you are in the lake. If you slice, you are in the woods.”

Classification: resort
Guest policy: open
Dress code: Collared shirt, no jeans, soft spikes.
Tee times: one month in advance if staying at resort
Earliest time to call: 6 a.m.

Indian Lakes Resort
250 W. Schick Road
Bloomingdale, Il. 60108

Ray Brewer, Contributor

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