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The Silo


The Silo has plenty of water to cross as well as special obstacles to conquer, like the landmark silo on the fifth hole that gives the nine its name. You'll go up and down on this nine and find yourself with some of the most breathtaking views at West Woods.

No. 19, the first hole on the Silo nine, is a short dogleg left par-4 (353 yards from the back tees and 264 yards from the forward) that really spells trouble. For example, off the tee, you face a chain of three ponds on the left that waterfall into each other. Trying to cut the dogleg can be tricky as a huge sea of bunkers blocks the approach area in front of the green. "It's best to lay up off the tee with an iron or a fairway wood," says Dorn. Hit your tee shot to about 130 yards from the green.

On No. 23, fifth hole on the Silo, you'll find a severely uphill fairway on what is a short par-5 (493 yards from the back tees and 387 yards from the forward). "There's a silo in play here that's leftover from ranching days," says Dorn.

On this fifth hole, you'll also see great views, including one of the Sleeping Indian Rock formation.

Another great hole on the Silo is the short par-4 No. 24, the sixth hole on this nine. The hole plays at 363 yards from the back tees and 303 from the forward. "Off the elevated tee, you need a shot that crosses a creek running across the fairway," says Dorn. "Use your driver off the tee."

You'll find another creek running just in front of the green that is definitely in play if the pin is toward the front of the green. "It's very hard to make par here," Dorn says.

You'll finish your nine on the Silo with a short par-3 that measures 147 yards from the back tees and 98 yards from the forward. The trouble here is the out-of-bounds area to the left of the green.





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