Essex Golf & Country Club

King Materials Handling Ltd. Pro/Am Rotary "Nijola Memorial" Charity Event

Director(s): Todd & Michelle Grondin(519) 890-3332553 Estate ParkTecumseh, ON, CanadaN8N 3C5

Essex Golf&Country; Club-Now Ranked#16 in Ontario Having moved from#25 to#20 in the 2009 rankings,Essex Golf&Country; Club has made another significant step forward in the 2011 Top 100 Golf Course rankings conducted by Ontario Golf Magazine and is now the#16 ranked golf course in the province.Essex is a wonderfully crafted classic Donald Ross design that has continued to stand the test of time.Known for excellent course conditions and fast,smooth greens,Essex continues to be a truly memorable experience for all who play it.A traditional Donald Ross design hosting the Canadian Open in 1976,the LPGA`s duMaurier Classic in 1998 and the AT&T Canda Senior Open in 2002.



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7555 Matchette Rd.
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King Materials Handling Ltd. Pro/Am Rotary "Nijola Memorial" Charity Event - Directions




Front Nine

Hole 1
Pro381 yards
Blue368 yards
White355 yards
Red340 yards
The slight dog leg right is a generous opening hole for the field.A fairway bunker guards the right landing area for tee shots,while the elevated green is protected by two green side bunkers.

Hole 2
Pro326 yards
Blue312 yards
White302 yards
Red288 yards
The second hole may be the shortest hole on the golf course,but trouble awaits an errant tee shot to the right.A series of bunkers guards the right side of the fairway.The green will hold 100 yard wedge shots,but be careful because three putts on the sloping green are possible.

Hole 3
Pro523 yards
Blue508 yards
White493 yards
Red422 yards
A par five requiring long,exacting shots.The drive must be faded to setup for accurate placement of the second shot.Trees heavily line the fairway.The approach shot is all carry to the dual elevated green.An approach shot landing on the wrong side of the swale is trouble.

Hole 4
Pro460 yards
Blue442 yards
White371 yards
Red365 yards
Definite dog leg right-faded drive is a premium.Heavy rough requires exact placement of second shot to set up a wedge approach in order to attempt to hold the shallow green.A missed approach shot will create a lot of bogies on this hole.

Hole 5
Pro194 yards
Blue184 yards
White174 yards
Red162 yards
This hole is an elevated and completely bunkered par 3 on both the left and right sides.The front allows a run up type shot to a large and undulating green.

Hole 6
Pro454 yards
Blue443 yards
White371 yards
Red367 yards
This long hole again requires length and accuracy on the tee shot.A large opening in front of the green allows long hitters the chance to get home in two.An exact approach is needed to avoid severe drops around the green.

Hole 7
Pro157 yards
Blue141 yards
White124 yards
Red112 yards
The shortest par 3 on the course plays deceptively uphill.Correct club selection is needed to avoid the six deep bunkers surrounding the green.

Hole 8
Pro359 yards
Blue344 yards
White328 yards
Red254 yards
Drives must be placed on the corner of this dogleg left par 4 to avoid going through the fairway into the large pond.A mid iron second shot to a large rolling green will produce excitement.Avoid deep bunker guarding left side of green.

Hole 9
Pro437 yards
Blue419 yards
White390 yards
Red385 yards
A definite dogleg left with trees guarding against any chance of cutting the corner.A well placed drive hooking beyond the trees will set up a second shot from a fairway that slopes away from the golfer.This elevated green will create extremely difficult two putts.


Back Nine

Hole 10
Pro501 yards
Blue471 yards
White455 yards
Red441 yards
A fairway bunker protects the left side while out of bounds guards the right side of this hole.Long hitters again have an advantage of reaching this par five in two.Pin position plays a factor in this two tiered,well bunkered green.

Hole 11
Pro424 yards
Blue409 yards
White394 yards
Red364 yards
Drives must play away from water hazard on the left side of this par 4.Long irons will be necessary to reach green which slopes severely from back to front.

Hole 12
Pro190 yards
Blue172 yards
White157 yards
Red120 yards
The large green can force players to change club selection of up to four clubs.This elevated green is heavily bunkered with a large mound dissecting the green.

Hole 13
Pro471 yards
Blue460 yards
White454 yards
Red447 yards
A par five which demands an accurate second shot in order to avoid the deep wooded rough to the right,and a water hazard on the left side which extends in front of the green.The large rolling green is again well bunkered,but will receive an accurate wedge shot.A true par five which will give up few birdie chances.

Hole 14
Pro422 yards
Blue395 yards
White382 yards
Red353 yards
A most deceptive hole as trees cover the left-hand side of this par 4.An errant shot to the right will find a grove of pine trees and heavy rough.The approach shot will require a long accurate carry to avoid four bunkers guarding the front of this long and narrow three tiered green.

Hole 15
Pro364 yards
Blue347 yards
White335 yards
Red321 yards
A well-placed drive must avoid a series of bunkers on the right side of the fairway and a stand of trees on the left.Mid to short irons will be used to hit this large elevated green with two large bunkers protecting the ftont.

Hole 16
Pro388 yards
Blue375 yards
White361 yards
Red348 yards
An excellent driving hole-trees protect the right and left side of the fairway with fairway bunkers coming into play 210 to 225 yards from the tee.A large bunker inftont of the green gives the impression that the green is closer than it is.The two tiered green is guarded by four deep bunkers.

Hole 17
Pro219 yards
Blue204 yards
White189 yards
Red132 yards
The longest par three on the course at 189 yards.If the pin placement is at the back,100 foot putts are possible for the short hitters.Wind will also be a factor on the tee shot.

Hole 18
Pro433 yards
Blue411 yards
White395 yards
Red329 yards
The final hole creates an interesting finish.A hooked approach to the green will end up in a grass ditch that will be an impossible up and down.An undulating green will produce nerve-racking two putts.