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Lake Forest Golf Course Scorecard

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Hole #1

The opening hole at Lake Forest Golf Course is a short par 3 with a large greenside bunker set in front of the green and beautiful Aliso Creek running down the entire left side of the hole. Along the right side of the fairway are the sweet-smelling vestiges of the orange grove that used to dominate this hidden meadowland.

Hole #2

The 100-yard second hole demands a skilled tee shot. Any ball missing short or right of the deep, narrow green will be swallowed up by the lake, but don’t go too far or you will end up in Aliso Creek.

Hole #3

The par 3 third hole’s green is book-ended by two deep bunkers. The tee shot is from a small separation among the giant, sprawling sycamores and rugged pines.

Hole #4

The fourth hole is short and simple-looking; however, in this case, appearances are deceiving. The long, narrow green slants right toward Aliso Creek. The steep bank of the creek is merely eight paces from the center of the green and wraps tightly around the back apron. Use caution when hitting for the green!

Hole #5

A tricky par 4, certainly the definitive risk/reward tee shot. It is possible to reach the green with a well-placed drive, but a miss in any direction can lead to trouble. There is a large lake along the left side of the fairway and guarding the front of the green, and another hidden lake waiting for balls that miss to the right. Finally, just a few yards beyond the green is a pair of strategically-placed bunkers.

Hole #6

Surrounded by orange trees and eucalyptus, the par 3 sixth is the shortest hole on the course. The only trouble is a large bunker protecting the front-right portion of the green, and a moderate slope between the upper and lower tiers of the putting surface.

Hole #7

The seventh hole is a 116-yard par 3, lying just past the bridge over Aliso Creek. Two bunkers guard the front of the green, and a grove of orange trees lines the right side of the fairway.

Hole #8

The 85-yard eighth hole is an easy wedge to a large yet slanted green. There are bunkers on both sides and tree trouble just a few yards beyond the green.

Hole #9

The closing hole is a difficult par 4. With Aliso Creek brimming with foliage down the entire left side of the fairway and orange trees and bunkers scattered in the right rough, the tee shot puts a premium on accuracy. Once safely on the fairway, the final approach shot is over Aliso Creek to a narrow green framed by eucalyptus.
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 Lake Forest Golf & Practice Center is a charming, 9-hole executive golf course for anyone looking to play some Orange County golf. Lake Forest is beautifully set among orange groves, mature trees, and two sparkling lakes, and the course layout is easily walkable and a perfect introduction to golf for beginners and juniors, it still delivers a challenge to the seasoned player. Recently, Lake Forest Golf & Practice Center has also opened itself up to being the place to play FootGolf Orange County style, with a 9-hole FootGolf course adjacent to the regular course. The course is also lit, for after work play. Lake Forest Golf & Practice Center is also Orange County's best place to practice and to learn the game. With a double-deck 60 stall mat driving range and a real grass hitting area open 365 days a year; plus a large putting green and five chipping greens, the practice facilities at Lake Forest offer everything a golfer needs to practice.