The Course

The Rock Hill Golf & Country Club has been the home of the PJO Classic since our first outing in 2003. The course was chosen because it is well-suited to golfers of all ages and abilities, and is centrally located between Peter’s hometown, Amityville, and the Hamptons, where he loved to visit.

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1st Hole

Straight out Par 4 with a slight rise towards green. Trap for short drives on left. Extremely left makes finding your ball amongst the range balls difficult plus hazardous to your health.

Severe slicers can have a good lie from the 9th fairway.

Yardages
Championship (Blue Tees) = 415 Yards
Regular (White Tees) = 375 Yards
Ladies (Red Tees) = 300 Yards

 

2nd Hole

Unique tee.
You must a gully of trees to reach the fairway -- could claim a lot of lives. Aim drive toward trap on left as everything slopes right otherwise, hole is safe.

Large green is elevated and slopes upward -- a putter's challenge.

Yardages
Championship (Blue Tees) = 555 Yards
Regular (White Tees) = 530 Yards
Ladies (Red Tees) = 430 Yards

 

3rd Hole

Dogleg right with hardpan and trees on right. Fairway trap can claim fair to good drive. Easy hole if your drive is played left center or if you're a hulk and the trap over the treetops right center.

Yardages
Championship (Blue Tees) = 350 Yards
Regular (White Tees) = 330 Yards
Ladies (Red Tees) = 305 Yards

 

4th Hole

Only hazards are two green traps.

Yardages
Championship (Blue Tees) = 200 Yards
Regular (White Tees) = 160 Yards
Ladies (Red Tees) = 125 Yards

 

5th Hole

#1 Handicap hole.
Best drive is left to avoid pond. Even one headed for left woods can be O.K. as slope is right. Crucial 2nd shot is needed.

Do not go right! Aim left of flag on 2nd shot to the elevated green which slopes left to right.

Yardages
Championship (Blue Tees) = 420 Yards
Regular (White Tees) = 360 Yards
Ladies (Red Tees) = 275 Yards

 

6th Hole

Aim your drive at the large radar tower. All slicers if strong enough will be among trees. Some may prefer a low iron on drive.

Straight second shot needed. Otherwise, on right is trap. Fairly large pond on front left of green arching around the back side.

Undulating green makes putting interesting.

Yardages
Championship (Blue Tees) = 390 Yards
Regular (White Tees) = 360 Yards
Ladies (Red Tees) = 330 Yards

 

7th Hole

Straight out with bunkers before and after green. Short front to back landing area.

Yardages
Championship (Blue Tees) = 180 Yards
Regular (White Tees) = 150 Yards
Ladies (Red Tees) = 125 Yards

 

8th Hole

Dogleg left. Second shot should not be deep or right.

Yardages
Championship (Blue Tees) = 390 Yards
Regular (White Tees) = 365 Yards
Ladies (Red Tees) = 280 Yards

 

9th Hole

Drives tend to go right towards first fairway. Bunkers left and right around green usually claim 1 or 2 balls in a foursome.

Yardages
Championship (Blue Tees) = 435 Yards
Regular (White Tees) = 405 Yards
Ladies (Red Tees) = 325 Yards

 

10th Hole

Straight out, good driving hole. Difficult green to hold on your second shot.

Yardages
Championship (Blue Tees) = 455 Yards
Regular (White Tees) = 425 Yards
Ladies (Red Tees) = 385 Yards

 

11th Hole

Sharp dogleg left. Shortcutters will be enticed but beware, you could hit into the ravine if not long enough.

A right center drive make this an easy hole with only a few bunkers in front of the green.

Yardages
Championship (Blue Tees) = 390 Yards
Regular (White Tees) = 360 Yards
Ladies (Red Tees) = 250 Yards

 

12th Hole

A drive left center is perfect. Some prefer to lay-up on the 2nd shot.

There is water on the right side and sand all around the back, and the green is sloped and slow.

Yardages
Championship (Blue Tees) = 570 Yards
Regular (White Tees) = 535 Yards
Ladies (Red Tees) = 430 Yards

 

13th Hole

Straight out fairway with a few bunkers around the green. Watch for the water if your short and left.

Yardages
Championship (Blue Tees) = 195 Yards
Regular (White Tees) = 165 Yards
Ladies (Red Tees) = 135 Yards

 

14th Hole

Sharp dogleg left. Now is good time for a draw/hook shot.

3 bunkers surround the green. Even if you don't hook, aim left of the fairway traps -- an easy hole.

Yardages
Championship (Blue Tees) = 390 Yards
Regular (White Tees) = 365 Yards
Ladies (Red Tees) = 330 Yards

 

15th Hole

Plenty of driving room on this hole. A fair, right/center drive may find a fairway bunker.

Yardages
Championship (Blue Tees) = 585 Yards
Regular (White Tees) = 550 Yards
Ladies (Red Tees) = 460 Yards

 

16th Hole

Right center is the place to be with your drive. There are 3 bunkers on the left side of the fairway that swallow many drives.

If the wind is prevalently southwest, this can be a long hole and hard to get home in regulation.

Yardages
Championship (Blue Tees) = 475 Yards
Regular (White Tees) = 435 Yards
Ladies (Red Tees) = 430 Yards

 

17th Hole

Straight out shot to center. Large tee box lets the ground crew play with tee-off distance (150-180).

A drive over the right trap may find the elongated green. Sloping putts are challenging.

Yardages
Championship (Blue Tees) = 205 Yards
Regular (White Tees) = 170 Yards
Ladies (Red Tees) = 135 Yards

 

18th Hole

Trouble!!
The only good drive is a straight one. Stay left of the trap and try to go over the hill. Rolling right gives you trees--left, woods.

A lot of unbalanced shots are taken. Difficult downhill putts on this green.

Yardages
Championship (Blue Tees) = 450 Yards
Regular (White Tees) = 425 Yards
Ladies (Red Tees) = 340 Yards