The 1st Hole at Ambassador
The First Hole is just the beginning of your incredible experience. After a great warm-up on the range, your first shot of the day is not a pressure packed one. This shorter par 4 features fescue lined fairways and bunkers guarding the left side.
There is a tall mature tree and a bunker situated on the right side of the fairway that may attract the odd earned shot. An accurate tree shot will allow for a comfortable approach to the spacious green that is well protected by bunkers on both sides. Just make sure that you use the right club as you could be faced with a very difficult two putt for par.
The 2nd Hole at Ambassador
The second hole is another short par 4 that requires an accurate tee shot. Your attention immediately focuses to the trees just off the tee box to the right. A properly shaped shot will guide the ball to the middle of the fairway. However a line of fescue requires a premium shot and demands accuracy for this shorter hole. A deep bunker on the right side of the fairway comes into play from all three tee decks. The approach to the green also requires an accurate shot as the green is elevated and slopes from back to front. Make sure you use enough club as the green drops off into a strategically placed collection area in the front and to the side of the green. The speed of your putts are very important on all of the greens at Ambassador. The breaks run true but don’t leave a missed putt on the high side of the hole or you may be looking at a three putt.
The 3rd Hole at Ambassador
The third hole is a reachable par 5 if you elect to take the risk/reward shot option. From the tee, players will see a series of deep faced bunkers on the right side of the inviting fairway. These bunkers will eliminate all chances of getting home in two. If you are able to hit the fairway, a lay-up shot short of the water is the smart play. The aggressive player can go for the green in two. Be aware of the water along the left side of this hole. The pond also comes into play in front of the green. The green then offers its challenges with several and some severe undulations.
The beautiful Ambassador Estates are on the other side of the man-made hazard. Don’t lose your concentration looking at your future home.
The 4th Hole at Ambassador
The fourth hole is where the golf course really starts to show its teeth. The difficult par 4 from the tee is visually daunting, due to the seemingly “sliver-like” landing area. This landing area visually widens out as you move forward on the teeing ground. The right side of the fairway is guarded by large inviting bunkers and thick fescue grass. Proper club selection and a non-aggressive target line will be imperative to keeping the ball in play off the tee. Your approach shot must carry all the way to the green to stay aboard. A drastic drop off the front of the green will surely take the putter out of your hands. The fourth green is quite wide so make sure that you are aware of where the pin is located and that you are on the correct side of the green or you could face a very long first putt.
The 5th Hole at Ambassador
The fifth hole is the shortest par 3 on the golf course. It plays 91 yards from the forward tee to 188 yards up the hill from the championship tee. The swirling winds can really play tricks with your ball flight here. Keeping the ball down is often the shot of choice. It is a demanding hole with deep bunkers surrounding the green as well as some fescue grass as well. An errant tee shot here will make for a difficult up and down. The green has a false front so make sure that you take enough club to carry this. With a severely sloping green from back to front even an accurate tee shots can get away from you and a two putt is not always guaranteed.
The 6th Hole at Ambassador
The sixth hole is the most difficult on the golf course. This par 4 plays from 329 yards to a daunting 489 yards from the championship tees. The hols is slightly uphill and offers a risk/reward feature to it. Fly the bunker off the tee down the left side with the prevailing wind at your back and watch your ball take off down the wide fairway. The hole is well guarded on both sides by fairway bunkers, fescue and thick rough. Some of your most difficult bunker shots will be experienced on this golf hole. The green is very large and has multiple tiers. Hitting the wrong tier will lead to a very difficult two putt. The green is surrounded by fescue grass to the rear and bunkers in the front. A par here is a shot gained on the field!
The 7th Hole at Ambassador
The seventh hole offers a spectacular view of the entire golf course from its elevated tee decks. There is a generous landing area in the fairway from all tees which allows your tee shot to keep rolling down the fairway. The conservative play on your second shot is to lay-up to the right of the large pond. For the longer hitters the green is accessible with two quality shots. The green is easily reached with three shots which will allow you a look at birdie. With a multitude of undulations, the seventh green is not an easy one to putt on. Your best chance to make a putt is by staying below the hole. Even approaches that are pin high will leave you putts that could have severe breaks.
The 8th Hole at Ambassador
The eighth hole is the second of two par 3’s on the front side at Ambassador. Although the yardage is nearly the same as the fifth hole, the eighth also requires an accurate tee shot to the green. From 118 yards at the forward tee position to 189 yards at the back tees the eighth hole is a great par three. The green and its surroundings are very treacherous. If you are going to bail out it is best to be short and left as there is a very deep bunker to the right of the green. There is also a hazard to the right of that bunker. This undulating green slopes from back to front and requires a wise club selection at the teeing ground.
The 9th Hole at Ambassador
The ninth hole is the first in a run of spectacular par four’s all measuring over 440 yards from the championship tees. Heading back towards our magnificent clubhouse, this hole is a dog leg right with a risk/reward tee shot. The ideal play on this hole is to aim for the center of the fairway and take the bunker on the right side out of play. The aggressive player can cut off yardage by going over the bunker but they better hit it solid. The approach will be shorter but hitting the bunker may eliminate any chance of hitting the green in regulation. The green slopes from back to front but watch out for the false front. Some creative short game shots will be called upon if you end up short of the green.
The 10th Hole at Ambassador
After a refreshing stop at our turn kitchen, you start the back side at Ambassador with a long par four that sports a looming fairway bunker on the right side. With a more than generour landing area, there is no real advantage by trying to carry the bunker. The approach to the green is one of the most difficult on the golf course. The entire left side of the green is protected by our deepest bunkers. Proper club selection and accuracy on your approach is of the utmost importance as the greenside bunkers make for a tough test. With the depth of the green, there can be a three club difference from the fairway. The hole normally plays int the prvailing wind. Par is a good score.
The 11th Hole at Ambassador
The eleventh hole is a slight dogleg to the right with fairway bunkers and fescue grass waiting to swallow up your tee ball. The tick primary cut of rough makes an accurate drive in the wide fairway important to score well on this hole. The long approach to this elevated green is difficult and is complicated by more run offs in the front of the green that lead to collection areas.
The green is very deep from back to front and proper club selection is required if you wish to get your approach pin high. Beware of the back left pin location. A variety of shots can be attempted around the green if you have an imagination. Par is a good score here.
The 12th Hole at Ambassador
The twelfth is the longest in this difficult par 4 stretch. At 467 yards from the championship tee, this hole is definitely a challenge. Aiming for the center of the generous fairway off the tee is the smart play on this hole, as a fairway hit equals lots of roll. This hole offers no real short cut.
The approach to the green must be accurate as the deep set bunker on the right, if hit, forces players to execute an incredible sand shot to get close to the hole. Hitting this green in two shots is a real challenge.
The toughest pin location on the twelfth is in the back right quadrant of the green. There are some tricky putts on this green complex. Be careful.
The 13th Hole at Ambassador
The thirteenth hole is a long par five with fairway bunkers, water and a prevailing wind to contend with. The water runs down the entire left side of the hole and comes into play off the tee and as you approach the green. The hole slopes right to left towards the water and the lay up to the green is well guarded by a multitude of bunkers. The fairway generously opens up on the right side for your layup, which may or may not be seen from the fairway. The hole is very difficult to reach in two but it is possible.
The depth of the green requires the right club and trajectory on your approach.
The 14th Hole at Ambassador
The fourteenth hole is a tricky par three playing from 158 yards to 237 yards from the championship tees. A large man-made lake comes into play from the left side as you try to hit the green from the elevated tee complexes. There is a bail out area to the right of the green but you must be aware of the ever changing wind conditions.
The green has a large hump-back swale in the center of it making it important to be on the same side of the green as the hole. A two putt is never guaranteed.
Par is a great score.
The 15th Hole at Ambassador
Thomas McBroom really left his mark at Ambassador on our 15th hole. Our signature hole at Ambassador is the ultimate risk/reward golf hole. A drivable Par 4! Picturesque from the tee, this dog leg left sports a continuous bunker and water running down the left side. Fairway bunkers also cascade down the right side. Looks can be deceiving from the tee as the fairway looks like a small sliver of turf in the distance. Don’t worry tough, there is a very generous landing are awaiting your tee shot. The tee markers are staggered from 244 yards to 321 yards. The green can be reached off the tee with a strong tee shot. This shot must carry the water from tee to green. The green has several undulations and breaks primarily from right to left towards the water. Even a short birdie putt can be treacherous.
The 16th Hole at Ambassador
The sixteenth hole is the longest par 3 at the club. It plays from 166 yards at the Ivory markers to 242 yards (Black Tees) uphill to an elevated green. The shear length of the hole can be intimidating from the tee.
There is a generous fairway portion that leads up to the front of the green. Landing short of the green still gives players a positive opportunity to get it up and down for par.
The green is well surrounded with trouble in the form of deep bunkers and fescue grass. Walking to the next tee with a par on your card is great accomplishment.
The 17th Hole at Ambassador
The seventeenth hole is one that was designed with the idea that “What you see is what you get” in mind. The hole is right in front of you with no real shortcuts. A solid tee shot into the prevailing wind should set the player up for a straight forward approach to the green. A bunker complex s situated approximately 50 yards back from the front of the green. From further back, this complex gives the illusion that the bunkers are in front of the green.
The green offers no major challenges, but make sure that you have your speed down on this fairly deep green.
An Ambassador Yardage Guide always comes in handy for proper club selection.
The 18 Hole at Ambassador
“Bring it Home”, our finishing hole requires a short carry over the creek off the tee. It seems that the ball must be carried much further than it actually is because of this naturalized area.
The fairway has a very narrow look from the tee, but you should be used to this by now. This visually deceiving hole has clusters of fairway bunkers down the left side and your reward will be wedge to the green. From the center of the fairway, a normal approach will require a mid to short iron into a softly sloping green.
With several natural undulations, the eighteenth green is your final test of the day. Roll one in to finish your round at Ambassador and look forward to your next visit.