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|The Bandit will steal your heart.
It is as breathtaking as it is treacherous. You will need to hit every
club in your bag. Situated on Lake McQueeney and Long Creek, water is
in play on 13 of the 18 already dramatic holes. The Bandit also boasts
71 sand traps to make your round a little more interesting.
The Bandit appeals to all golfers but especially to the purist. With
100 foot elevation differentials and pristine condition this course
offers an unforgettable experience. The Bandit is a delightful "change
of pace" experience waiting for the golfer who enjoys a challenge of
some unforgettable holes while enjoying the twisting, rolling terrain
of the historical Texas Hill Country.
SOME CHALLENGING HOLES
Hole five is a 326-yard par 4, with a fairway that slopes steeply from
right to left toward Long Creek. Tee shots hit far to the right will
roll back to center, if not further, while anything hit to the center
will wind up left of the cart path, if you're lucky. The approach shot
uphill to the elevated green is guarded by bunkers on the left, but
again you can play your shot off the hill to the right and wind up in
the center of the green.
Number 12 is a beautiful hole that starts with a downhill shot off the
tee. As on many holes, the wide fairway makes this first shot
uneventful. It's the approach that challenges: another downhill shot to
a green surrounded on three sides by Bandit Bay. A small marina sits
just offshore, but don't be distracted by the view, an overzealous
approach can easily bounce off the green and into the water. Hit it
short and you face a tricky chip that can also skid off the back.
Providing welcome relief, number 17 is a short but pretty par three,
measuring 89 yards from the Copper tees. It does require a carry over
the creek, but there is room behind the green is you hit it long.
Number 18 is often called the best par 5 in the hill country. At 437
yards, it's not overly long, but challenges golfers with a design that
requires careful play.
Number 18 is a dogleg right, and trees guard the fairway closely on the
left, while the creek runs along the right before crossing the fairway.
A split fairway offers several different options in approaching the
elevated green. This is no time to let down your guard; you need to
really think through the hole.
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