Course And Hole Review

The Course

Hole Review

Select from the numbers below to see and read about each of the 18 holes at Candlestone

CANDLESTONE HOLE #1

Tee Box Yardage

Championship 400yards 100%
Back 375yards 90%
Middle 359yards 85%
Senior 312yards 75%
Forward 307yards 71%
Front 275yards 60%

A short par 4 where pin placement is important to consider. Take a look at the pin placement that day to determine where you should hit your tee shot. If the pin is tucked behind one of the bunkers on the right or left you can aim your tee shot to have more access to the pin.

CANDLESTONE HOLE #2

Tee Box Yardage

Championship 564yards 100%
Back 554yards 93%
Middle 490yards 85%
Senior 437yards 75%
Forward 384yards 71%
Front 305yards 60%

Hole #2 tee’s shot is ideal down the right side of the fairway. This will give you a chance to reach the green in two shots. If not, the pines on your left block your second shot which then lay up to 100 yards out. Don’t forget to grab enough club to reach this elevated green.

CANDLESTONE HOLE #3

Tee Box Yardage

Championship 209yards 100%
Championship 209yards 88%
Middle 164yards 78%
Senior 140yards 65%
Forward 119yards 54%
Front 72yards 43%

The key on hole #3 is to not miss the green to the left. Bunkers guard the left side of the green and with the green sloping left to right makes it a very difficult up and down for par.

CANDLESTONE HOLE #4

 

Tee Box Yardage

Championship 361yards 100%
Back 341yards 90%
Middle 331yards 85%
Senior 304yards 75%
Forward 280yards 70%
Front 229yards 65%

A short par 4 that gives you a birdie opportunity with a good drive. Hard woods line a narrow fly which block you out if you hit into them off the tee.

CANDLESTONE HOLE #5

Tee Box Yardage

Championship 467yards 100%
Back 451yards 90%
Middle 399yards 85%
Senior 345yards 75%
Forward 322yards 71%
Front 262yards 60%

One of the most challenging par 4’s on the course, the tee shot favored to the right will help take out of play a very deep green side bunker that is on the left.

CANDLESTONE HOLE #6

Tee Box Yardage

Championship 144yards 100%
Back 138yards 92%
Middle 118yards 85%
Senior 106yards 75%
Forward 93yards 70%
Front 93yards 70%

The shortest par 3 on the course has three well placed bunkers that will test your club selection. Players should be thinking birdie on this hole.

CANDLESTONE HOLE #7

Tee Box Yardage

Championship 376yards 100%
Back 363yards 90%
Middle 343yards 85%
Senior 330yards 75%
Forward 261yards 71%
Front 221yards 60%

Club selection on the tee is very important when playing hole #7. It’s a risk/reward with the driver. Many play an iron off the tee to avoid the hard woods that make it very tricky to get out of if you hit into them.

CANDLESTONE HOLE #8

Tee Box Yardage

Championship 483yards 100%
Back 483yards 90%
Middle 455yards 85%
Senior 419yards 75%
Forward 383yards 71%
Front 328yards 60%

Club selection on the tee is very important when playing hole #7. It’s a risk/reward with the driver. Many play an iron off the tee to avoid the hard woods that make it very tricky to get out of if you hit into them.

CANDLESTONE HOLE #9

Tee Box Yardage

Championship 470yards 100%
Back 408yards 90%
Middle 386yards 85%
Senior 357yards 75%
Forward 324yards 71%
Front 271yards 60%

What makes #9 challenging is the bunkers and apple trees that line the right side of the hole along with out of bounds to the left. Again, wind is normally a factor as you are hitting into it which may make you consider clubbing up.

CANDLESTONE HOLE #10

Tee Box Yardage

Championship 412yards 100%
Back 378yards 90%
Middle 364yards 85%
Senior 314yards 75%
Forward 307yards 71%
Front 282yards 60%

Similar to hole #1 the par 4 10th is a short hole that golfers can take advantage of. Keep an eye on the pin placement and avoid the bunkers down the right and left side.

CANDLESTONE HOLE #11

Tee Box Yardage

Championship 416yards 100%
Back 396yards 90%
Middle 363yards 85%
Senior 313yards 75%
Forward 290yards 71%
Front 224yards 60%

With a pond and a beautiful oak tree that is by the green, the tee shot here should favor the right side of the freeway. A two tiered green is protected by the biggest bunker on the golf course. Missing to the right in the rough will still give you a good angle at the green.

CANDLESTONE HOLE #12

Tee Box Yardage

Championship 164yards 100%
Back 152yards 90%
Middle 140yards 85%
Senior 131yards 75%
Forward 117yards 71%
Front 117yards 60%

Hole #12 has a big bunker on the right that can be tricky to get up and down if you end up in it. A lot of golfers come up short on this hole so make sure you chose the correct club.

CANDLESTONE HOLE #13

Tee Box Yardage

Championship 360yards 100%
Back 354yards 90%
Middle 309yards 85%
Senior 301yards 75%
Forward 250yards 71%
Front 221yards 60%

Another one of those risk reward tee shots. If you hit driver you can end up with a wedge in your hands but with a pond on the left and a creek to the right the safe choice is to hit an iron safely out into the fairway.

CANDLESTONE HOLE #14

Tee Box Yardage

Championship 497yards 100%
Back 486yards 90%
Middle 475yards 85%
Senior 410yards 75%
Forward 342yards 71%
Front 319yards 60%

With the tee shot here aim for the middle of the fairway and try to get past the oak tree on the corner of the dogleg. This will give you the tough decision of whether to to lay up or try to go to the green in two. Remember the hole really narrows from 100 yards in and with a lot of trees that comes in play.

CANDLESTONE HOLE #15

Tee Box Yardage

Championship 244yards 100%
Back 216yards 90%
Middle 189yards 85%
Senior 153yards 75%
Forward 142yards 71%
Forward 142yards 60%

The hardest par 3 at Candlestone starts with what some consider the four toughest finishing holes in West Michigan. This has a small elevated green that has a ridge on the right that makes chipping onto the green difficult. A missed shot here leaves you scrambling for a par.

CANDLESTONE HOLE #16

Tee Box Yardage

Championship 571yards 100%
Back 546yards 90%
Middle 476yards 85%
Senior 379yards 75%
Forward 371yards 75%
Front 272yards 60%

A tee shot to the right rough will give a look at the green on this dogleg left. Otherwise with a blind second shot you could end up in one of the three green side bunkers. Make sure you are on the right tier with your approach shot if you happen to lay up.

CANDLESTONE HOLE #17

Tee Box Yardage

Championship 464yards 100%
Back 424yards 90%
Middle 416yards 85%
Senior 363yards 75%
Forward 321yards 71%
Front 227yards 60%

This hole looks straight forward from the tee but don’t let the length fool you. The second shot is uphill and typically into the wind so you will need to go up a club or two to ensure you make it to the green.

CANDLESTONE HOLE #18

Tee Box Yardage

Championship 414yards 100%
Back 406yards 90%
Middle 396yards 85%
Senior 369yards 75%
Forward 327yards 71%
Front 245yards 60%

Picking a point on this dogleg right is key to this tee shot. Most golfers aim at the “V” that is created by the pines or corner of the dogleg. Stay out of the pines or you will be chipping back out into the fairway and struggling to make par.

Candlestone Scorecard Hole Data

Candlestone Scorecard Hole Data

Tee Box Yardage

Championship 7016yards
Back 6655yards
Middle 6173yards
Senior 5483yards
Forword 4940yards
Front 4062yards

Course Rating

Championship 75.3yards
Back 73.0yards
Middle 70.7yards
Senior 67.3yards
Forword 69.8yards
Front 63.6yards

Slope Rating

Championship 138yards
Back 136yards
Middle 133yards
Senior 130yards
Forword 126yards
Front 113yards