Though it’s tempting to challenge this hole with a driver and carry the sand trap, it is not required.
The seventh hole is one of the shorter par 4’s on the course and it is more important to avoid the large sand trap and pond that frame the left and right side of the fairway.
Leaving your approach below the pin is recommended as the green slopes severely from back to front.
Though it’s tempting to want to take your driver out and clear the bunker on the left, it’s not necessary and can leave you with a tough shot into the green if you don’t make it.
Play out to the right and make sure to get your distance correct on the second shot as this green slopes considerably from back to front.
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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