TEE→ The target bunker is just that, your target. Don’t cut the corner unless you have played the hole before.
APPROACH→ The prevailing coastal breeze combined with the downhill lie may make the approach play shorter.
TEE→ Take the club that will keep you in the fairway on this shorter par 4.
APPROACH→ This green is divided by a ridge across the center. Take an extra club when the pin is past it, less club when in front of it.
TEE→ Left is shorter and tighter, right is longer with a better view to the green. Avoid the pot bunkers that divide the fairway.
APPROACH→ Uphill and into the coastal breeze might require an extra club.
TEE→ The green is split into two sides hiding behind the large mound in the front center of the green.
TEE→ The carry is less than it looks over the canyon. Look for the directional flag in the center of the fairway.
APPROACH→ If you can’t get home in two make sure you stay short of bunker on left.
TEE→ If you are longer than average off the tee hit at the right edge of the bunker, if not hit at its center.
APPROACH→ Uphill and into the coastal breeze you may need an extra club.
TEE→ Lots of room right and an easy lay up makes this beautiful hole only dangerous around the green.
APPROACH→ Choose your club carefully when making your approach shot to this 3 shot par 5, check the yardage to the right corner of the lake.
TEE→ Pay close attention to the yardage to the canyon in front of you.
APPROACH→ It tends to play a little longer because of the uphill lie approaching the green. Drop off behind back left of green.
TEE→ Check the wind and the pin location carefully, as the green goes to the back it slopes away slightly and narrows.
TEE→ Forget about being a big hitter, club selection is paramount on this short Par 4.
APPROACH→ Watch how the breeze may affect your high lofted club.
TEE→ Be aware of the prevailing breeze trying to push your shot to the right.
APPROACH→ Check the pin location carefully, a shot to the correct tier may yield a birdie.
*Make the most out of your drive to the 12th tee by checking out the fairway while driving.
APPROACH→ Note the “hogback” that travels through this green.
TEE→ Wetlands border this entire hole on the left. Check your distance, accuracy is more important.
APPROACH→ The green drops off into the wetlands on the left as well, so don’t get too aggressive with that approach shot.
*Check the pin location, the breeze and note the elevation change (tier) in the green.
TEE→ The dogleg does move quite a bit to the left. Big hitters may cut the corner with driver.
APPROACH→ Most players benefit by laying up short of creek but if you know you can clear it, go for it!
TEE→ What you see is what you get. This elevated tee shot gives you a great perspective of what lies ahead.
APPROACH→ The green will hide on your second shot; the best play is to hit it up the right side as far as possible to give you the best angle into this Par 5.
*The elevation change and coastal breeze usually neutralize each other, but check both carefully before choosing your club.
TEE→ There is more room to the right past the brush than appears from the tee.
APPROACH→ Although it plays a little down hill on your approach to the green, it rarely plays shorter than the measured yardage.
The Crossings at Carlsbad is a challenging Greg Nash design carved throughout the natural canyons and habitat preservation of Carlsbad, California. At 6,817 yards from the back tees, optional tee boxes are also available to accommodate players at any skill level.