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Golf: Hole of the Week: Water’s Edge Golf Club No. 11

The view from back tees No. 11 Water's Edge Golf Club Worth. | Tim O'Brien/For Sun-Times Media

The view from the back tees at No. 11 at Water's Edge Golf Club in Worth. | Tim O'Brien/For Sun-Times Media

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Updated: July 27, 2014 8:22AM



Water’s Edge Golf Club

7205 W. 115th St., Worth, IL 60482; (708) 671-1032

Par 5

Yellow Tees: 570 yards

Blue Tees: 542

White Tees: 495

Red Tees: 454

Handicap: 2

No. 11’s Layout: It’s a lengthy par 5 that offers chances to escape with a birdie with some solid shots and strategy. Off a narrow tee box, trees line the entire left side of the fairway. The fairway widens several hundred yards out with a large pond marking the right side. A sharp right turn leads to the approach to the green, but the option is there to hit over the water for the green. A rise dots the middle of the green, which is surrounded by three bunkers on the right side and a hill landscaped with flowers and rocks behind the green.

How about some strategy?

Water’s Edge Assistant General Manager Greyson Thomas: “Off the tee box, your view is very narrow. You really cannot lose your drive right or left, so it will challenge you. You’re looking and questioning, ‘How much room don’t I have to play with?’ Anywhere your drive goes, you now have to consider carrying the water. You can reach the green in two or it may be a smart play to lay up. (It’s) really high-risk, high-reward, but a good hole to gamble with.”

How do you attack No. 11?

Thomas: “If I have a good round going, I’m going to use a club that just puts me in the middle of the fairway. Probably driver off the tee, maybe a hybrid to get me into play. You’re taking some of the trouble out of the way. For me because I don’t hit very far, I would probably lay in, hit a wedge and try to make a birdie the old-fashioned way.”

What is the appeal of No. 11?

Thomas: “It is a good high-risk, high-reward hole. With the back of the hole from the rocks over the green, it is a nice scenic hole too, a very nice challenging hole. (It’s) a good gambler hole where bets can be won and lost on that hole. That aspect, and the layout of the hole, it is a pretty hole.”

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