Golf Course Overview & Tour

Tees, Yardages, Ratings and Slopes:

Tour Tee
: 7,188 yards – 74.8/138
Black Tee: 6,515 yards – 72/133
Silver Tee: 6,031 yards – 69.8/126
Orange Tee: 5,485 yards – 67.3/119
Gold Tee: 4,774 yards – 64.2/114


TPC Stonebrae Course Record: 

58- by Stephan Jaeger during the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae on July 28th, 2016.


Course Architect- David McLay Kidd

Born and raised in the Scotland, David McLay Kidd runs DMK Golf Design Ltd. with a portfolio that includes such notable layouts as:

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort– Bandon, Oregon

St. Andrews Links Castle Course– St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland

Nanea Golf Club– Kialua Kona, Hawaii (#1 Golf Course in Hawaii, Golf Digest)

Fancourt Hotel & Country Club– George, South Africa (2003 President’s Cup Host)


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TPC Stonebrae Course Tour

Scroll down to take a hole by hole tour of TPC Stonebrae including photos, yardages, descriptions and average scores of the Web.com Tour Professionals on each hole over the past two years.

 

Hole #1

The 1st hole at TPC Stonebrae will test your skill right from the start. Your tee shot on the first hole requires you to carry a bunker in the middle of the fairway, avoid the hazards close to the edges of the fairways and may have you to take less than driver to avoid the bunker placed about 150 yards short of the green.  The putting surface is bisected by a large spine which can potentially challenge a player’s depth perception.

2015 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 3.98
2016 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 3.99
2017 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 3.92

Hole #2

The 2nd is a tough par 4 with tee shots that should favor the left side of the fairway as the right side has several bunkers and a hazard. Be careful not to favor the left hand side too much as any shot left of the fairway will leave your approach shot out of the fescue with the ball below your feet.  The green is large and slopes from back to front with a large spine in the center. Beware of the false front on the front right side of the green which will feed short shots off of the green and into the rough.

2015 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 4.24
2016 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 4.08
2017 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 4.14

Hole #3

The 3rd is a medium to long par three which tends to play a bit shorter than the yardage suggests. From this hole the player has a view that includes Downtown San Francisco, the Bay Bridge and Downtown Oakland. A left to right shot from the tee would be perfect as the green runs away from the tee diagonally to the right, with three different levels on this tough green.

2015 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 3.09
2016 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 3.00
2017 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 2.99

Hole #4

The 4th is a short but uphill par 5 that plays longer than the yardage suggests and if played wisely, should yield a good score. Off the tee, players must avoid bunkers on the right side of the fairway and trees along the left.  From the fairway, players are faced with a blind, uphill second shot to a green that slopes off the front and the right making going for the green in two more difficult than it appears.

2015 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score (Played as a Par 4): 4.23
2016 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score (Played as a Par 4): 4.27
2017 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score (Played as a Par 4): 4.27

Hole #5

The 5th is a tempting short par 4 with a lot of bite, offering a true risk and reward situation. Two bunkers that lurk short of the green may deceive players into the thinking the green is closer than it may appear. Aggressive may consider going for the green from the tee but will be faced with a blind drive and a hazard on the left.  Generally, if you can see the pin from the tee, you are better off laying back to a number that gives you a full shot in as the elevated green is wide but not deep making approach shots here difficult.

2015 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 3.81
2016 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 3.85
2017 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 3.81

Hole #6

The 6th is the #1 handicap at TPC Stonebrae and is a challenging par 5, dogleg to the right. From the tee, players must carry a large barranca to a fairway that is laid out diagonally to the player’s right. For the second shot this is where the #1 handicap factor comes into play, facing a second barranca to carry, the player must lay up or attempt to carry the second elevated barranca.  A player’s yardage to the green if they lay up short of the second barranca will be 190 to 220 yards or 100-150 yards if they are able to carry the second barranca. Hole 6’s green has a large mound that bisects the middle of the green so a player must land on the same side as the pin or a two putt could be difficult to come by.

2015 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 4.85
2016 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 4.81
2017 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 4.76

Hole #7

The 7th is an uphill Par 3 plays to a green where you cannot see the ball land. Consider an extra club as balls that fall short tend to run off of the front of the green and can run 10-20 yards below the green. The green is sloped back to front so a player is wise to add extra yardage on top of the pin location and slope as balls will tend to feed back towards the front after landing.  If the pin is located in the back right of the green beware as the green is only 5 to 10 paces deep and has a large bunker in front and behind the pin.

2015 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 3.05
2016 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 2.89
2017 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 2.93

Hole #8

The 8th will serve as one of the most demanding holes on the course as the #3 handicap on the course.  The 8th provides an intimidating tee shot with 3 bunkers that can be in play and one located in the middle of the fairway.  All tee shots must favor the right hand side of the fairway as the fairway slopes down right to left.  Precise yardage on a players approach is crucial on #8 as the green has an upper shelf and a lower shelf.  Should a player land on the wrong shelf as the pin, they will face a large uphill putt or a large downhill putt that will favor breaking towards the Bay.

2015 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 4.00
2016 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 3.94
2017 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 4.03

Hole #9

The 9th is an uphill Par 4 running back to the clubhouse. Players should favor the left side to avoid the fairway bunker on the right and to allow for balls to feed down to the right. Approach shots should favor the left side as balls will kick off the slope surrounding the green and feed toward the center. If the hole is cut in the front left portion of the green, players may opt to play their shots a little long and allow for the slope to bring the ball back to the hole.

2015 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 4.01
2016 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 3.97
2017 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 3.98

The Turn…

Hole #10

The 10th begins with a breathtaking tee shot with the San Francisco Bay as the backdrop. The proper line is over the center of the left bunker as the fairway extends much further to the left than it appears.  The large bunker 50 yards short of the green is much taller than it looks so any tee shot landing in front of it will leave the player a blind approach shot.   Distance control is key to the approach shot as this green is on a mound of its own and surrounded by bunkers on the left and steep run offs on the back and the right of the green.

2015 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 3.96
2016 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 3.91
2017 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 3.98

Hole #11

The 11th is the most challenging par 3 at TPC Stonebrae. The long narrow bunker in front of the green will come into a players tee shot line if the pin is in the middle of the left hand side of the green.  The green feeds left towards the Bay and has a sharp ridge bisecting the middle of the green. Take note of the large landing area to the right of the putting surface which feeds balls to the left onto the green.

2015 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 3.05
2016 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 2.96
2017 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 2.97

Hole #12

The 12th at TPC Stonebrae is one of the most exciting and fun holes on the course.  From the tee, players are able to see the green but not able to see the fairway and where their ball lands. A drive that lands safely in the fairway may get a downhill bounce and shorten your approach shot considerably or could land on an undulation on the fairway and stop short.  From the fairway, longer hitters may opt to take advantage of the large elevation drop (about a club’s length) to the green making getting on this green in two possible but make sure not to be short or you will land in a hazard that spans across the entire hole. Players laying up, will aim to to the left “tongue” and give themselves a 130 to 170 yard third shot depending on the pin. Pin location is a huge factor on this hole as it is the deepest green on the course and has the most undulation.

2015 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 4.45
2016 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 4.47
2017 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 4.46

Hole #13

The 13th is the shortest hole on the course surrounded by trees and is a great opportunity to make up ground before embarking on the finishing stretch of holes. Three different sections on the green make club selection critical. Each section of the green is on a different level and having to putt from one section to another can make for a difficult two putt.

2015 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 2.86
2016 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 2.84
2017 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 2.85

Hole #14

Don’t be fooled by the short measurements here as the Par 4 14th plays significantly uphill. Tee shots must travel over a deep valley to a skinny fairway that is positioned at a diagonal angle to the players left.  Any tee shot short of the fairway or over the fairway is lost and you must hit again from the tee box.  The second shot will require at least one extra club and beware of the large false front in the middle and right that will send short shots trickling off the green and rolling back down to the fairway.

2015 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 4.04
2016 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 3.97
2017 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 4.10

Hole #15

The 15th is a Par 3 with a green is divided into two tiers, one right and one left. If the hole is cut on the upper right, use the slope on the right to kick your ball towards the pin. When it is cut on the left, play the ball off the spine in the middle to feed it towards the hole. Leaving the ball on the wrong tier as the pin will make a two putt very difficult to come by.

2015 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 3.10
2016 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 2.94
2017 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 3.05

Hole #16

The yardage from the middle to forward tees suggests the 16th is an easy Par 5, but don’t be fooled as it plays as a tough Par 5. A player’s tee shot must favor on the left hand side of the fairway as the fairway slopes right. A solid tee shot may leave you thinking this green is reachable in two, but your approach shot is blind to an elevated green that is wide but not deep making a lot of approach shots in 2 that hit the green, run off the back into the rough. The green is guarded by a deep bunker in the front and an approach shot at a middle or right pin must be hit with precise yardage and have some stopping power or you will find yourself with a tough pitch back to the pin on an undulating green.

2015 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score (played as a Par 4): 4.09
2016 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score (played as a Par 4): 4.19
2017 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score (played as a Par 4): 4.19

Hole #17

One of the most challenging holes at TPC Stonebrae, the 17th features a tee shot is a dogleg left to a blind downhill fairway. You can try to cut the corner over the left fairway bunker but beware as any ball hit left of that bunker will be lost and you will have to tee up another ball. The safe tee shot is to the center or right hand side of the fairway which leaves you with around 180-200+ yards downhill to a green with little margin for error as there is a steep run off in the fescue on both the right and left of this green.

2015 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 4.18
2016 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 3.96
2017 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 4.12

Hole #18

The finishing hole 18th is a Par 5 that can make or break a match coming in as the #2 handicap hole on the course. Tee shots should favor the right side of the fairway, just left of the cart path. Players hitting their second shots are faced with with the decision to lay up short of the barranca or attempt to clear it. If a player lays up short of the barranca they will be left with 200+ left to the green to get on in three.  Players who safely carry the barranca on their 2nd shot will leave themselves with 100-150 left to the green. Distance control is crucial as approach shots that go long will roll off the back of the green due to a large mound and anything short could fall into the collection area in the front middle portion of the green.

2015 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 4.75
2016 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 4.69
2017 Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic Average Score: 4.70

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