From the back 2 tees, this tee shot can be very intimidating requiring the player to hit through a chute of trees and to carry a penalty area that extends to the right of this hole.
For the 2 forward tees, the player may have a chance to drive the green and putt for eagle.
A split-rail fence defines out of bounds and lines both the left and ride side of the fairway as well as behind the green.
The green slopes from back to front and falls off sharply on the left side.
This tee shot can be a tough one with the tee box being in a chute of trees and having to carry not only a hazard but also a large hump on the right side of the fairway.
The left side of the green slopes severely so middle or right on this green is a safe play.
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.
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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