HOLE
1
PAR
4

GREEN
362

BLUE
355

GOLD
301

WHITE
250

LAKES COURSE – HOLE 1

Handicap: Men’s 15 | Women’s 15

The starting hole on The Lakes is the second shortest on the course.

A generous fairway allows the player to ease into their round gives you a great chance of finding the fairway.

If you can carry the hump on the right side of the fairway it will add distance while two sand traps on the left side will leave you with a longer approach.

You would rather be short as this will leave you will an uphill chip or putt to a green that has a ridge running through the center.

PRO TIP

The starting hole offers a generous fairway to begin your day.

If you carry your tee shot over the hill on the right side you’ll get an extra 30 yards out of your drive.

The green is divided by a diagonal ridge so make sure of your distance.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Queenstown Harbor is home to many species of trees that line the fairways, wrap around the shorelines, and provide deep pockets of protected forest. You’ll notice a variety of tree groupings as you play both courses – often consisting of pines, oaks, maples, dogwoods and evergreens.

The fairways at Queenstown Harbor are a beautiful Patriot Bermuda grass. The greens are a type of turf grass called bentgrass. Bentgrass consists of very thin blades of grass densely packed together that offers a smooth surface for a perfect putt. Bentgrass is a popular choice for golf courses in the area and even the choice at Augusta National.

In addition, Queenstown Harbor has a wide variety of native grasses that grow around Queenstown Harbor. Along the shorelines you’ll find wetlands with a variety of Chesapeake Bay vegetation. The inland are freshwater lakes offer a new variety of native plants.

WILDLIFE HABITATS

Each and every day, a wide variety of wildlife can be found on the golf courses. These animals find refuge in the waters, trees, and woods that surround the property – and we are committed to preserving these habitats.

One of Queenstown Harbor’s most popular inhabitants is the whitetail deer. While out golfing, you’ll often spot these deer huddled in small groups, walking across fairways, or grazing along the wood lines.

The most notable bird overhead is the osprey that arrives in mid-March after completing a long flight from South America. They return to South America by mid-October and will return to the Chesapeake Bay (often to the same exact nests) to start families and fish from the abundant waters.

Bald eagles grace us with their presence regularly and blue herons are often spotted along the shorelines both on the river and lakes courses.  They will quietly hunt the inland lakes and coastal shorelines.

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