HOLE
9
PAR
4

GREEN
427

BLUE
392

GOLD
340

WHITE
286

RIVER COURSE – HOLE 9

Handicap: Men’s 3 | Women’s 3

If you are playing this hole from the back tees, you will be required to hit through a tunnel of trees to a generous landing area.

The hole plays as a dogleg right from here and is shortened considerably if you can challenge the trees on the right.

The teeing ground across the bridge provides the player with an unobstructed view to the green.

You will have to clear a penalty area off the tee and be sure to avoid the sand traps on the left.

This is the deepest green on the golf course so be sure of your distance.

It will play slightly uphill and any ball hit long or right of the green will be lost.

PRO TIP

If you’re playing this hole from the back tees, it will require a well struck tee shot, preferably a fade to avoid going through the fairway.

From the fairway, the green is guarded by two bunkers and slopes heavily from back to front.

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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