HOLE
11
PAR
5

GREEN
569

BLUE
524

GOLD
470

WHITE
443

RIVER COURSE – HOLE 11

Handicap: Men’s 10 | Women’s 10

With penalty areas on the left and right, this par 5 is only reachable by the longest players and requires you to challenge the penalty area that guards the entire left side of the fairway.

For most players, a well struck shot to the right center of the fairway will give you the best angle to layup for your approach to the green.

Be sure to avoid going too far right as a pond comes into play.

Your third shot will play over a ditch and to a green that is pitched from back to front.

This is one of the deepest greens on the course and sand trap awaits any shot to the left or right of this green.

PRO TIP

A par 5 that is defended by hazard on both the left and right side of the tee shot, but to a generous fairway.

You’re shot into the green is over a creek and bunkers to the left and right protect the front.

A bailout area is available to the right of the green for the second shot of any big hitters.

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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