HOLE
17
PAR
4

GREEN
372

BLUE
341

GOLD
312

WHITE
259

RIVER COURSE – HOLE 17

Handicap: Men’s 14 | Women’s 14

This is the shortest hole on the golf course.

A driver is not required off the tee, but don’t layup too far back as the green is one of hardest to get it close.

Hitting to end of the fairway will leave the player with an uphill approach shot to a green that is well protected.

The left side of the green slopes severely and the right side has a deep sand trap that guards the front of it.

If the pin is on the left, you must be below the hole.

PRO TIP

A driver is not required off the tee as the fairway runs out, more quickly on the right side of the fairway than the left.

You’re second shot plays up the hill and you’ll want to be below the hole if the pin is on the left.

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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