Friday, August 10, 2018

Three Holes of Note at Copper River Country Club

As the owner of KK&B Financial Services for Seniors in Fort Myers, Florida, Brad Liebe offers financial consulting and estate planning services to senior citizens. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and boasts a handicap around 20. To improve his golf game, Brad Liebe plays at Copper River Country Club, where he is a member.

Located in Fresno, Copper River has evolved to become one of California’s premier country clubs. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains as a backdrop, the clubhouse overlooks vineyards. Designed by David W. Pfaff, the 18-hole, par-72 golf course opened for play in the spring of 1995.

Although available only to members, the golf course features water on half of its 18 holes. Almost every hole remains separated from the others, thanks to foliage or houses. The back nine works its way through the area’s foothills. Aspects to consider on some of the course’s holes include the following:

- Hole 1. This par-4 hole starts your round with a straight drive in order to avoid three fairway bunkers. Golfers should avoid the front bunker near the green.

- Hole 9. The top handicap hole of the course, this hole is a long par 4 that features a large lake on the right side. Golfers should take note that the green is slightly elevated.

- Hole 18. A tough way to end the round, this par-4 hole has water on one side and rough-covered grounds on the other.