The course offers breathtaking scenic views of the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks that rival any in the state of Vermont. With three sets of tee boxes, sixty-one well-dispersed sand bunkers, well-manicured greens and a player-friendly layout, Proctor-Pittsford Country Club continues to be a favorite of local residents and visiting guests alike, seeking a fun but challenging golf experience.
A friendly welcome to PPCC, this hole is a slight-dogleg-to-the-left, with a fairway bunker guarding the left side against those big hitters trying to shorten the hole. A good drive leaves a short iron shot to a challenging 2-tier green. Make sure that your approach shot is on the same level as the flag.
The 2nd hole introduces you to one of the many tree-lined holes of PPCC. A blind downhill tee shot lands on a right-to-left sloping fairway, so any shot right of center will feed back to the middle. Your approach is downhill, and places a premium on accuracy and distance, due to a hidden right green-side bunker and steep slopes on the front, back and sides.
This par-4 requires a strategic, well placed drive. The safest tee shot on this blind, uphill dogleg-to-the-right is to the left side, but be wary of a hidden fairway bunker guarding the left. Long is not necessarily better. The green is elevated and relatively flat, with a very gentle back-to-front slope, and a bunker guards the left side. Pay careful attention to the flag placement, as it can be deceiving from your fairway shot.
This par-5 is a wide open tee shot, but be wary of straying too far left, as a gentle right-to-left slope can feed into the fairway bunkers. How you play your 2nd shot will most likely decide your score. An aggressive shot that avoids the trees and right side rough leaves an easy chip to the green. A layup will likely require a high flying shot to avoid the trees and land softly on the green. The green is narrow, slopes slightly back-to-front, has 2-tiers and is guarded on all sides. Read your putt carefully on this tricky green.
Grip and rip this drive, but be aware of out-of-bounds to the left and a stand of pine trees to the right. The hole becomes narrower as it approaches the green, with O.B. creeping in from the left as you approach the hole. This green slopes back-to-front, and is guarded on all sides, especially by a severe back slope that penalizes long approach shots.
Also a good driving hole, and also with O.B. on the left. The 2 visible fairway bunkers are only reachable by the longest of hitters, so swing away! Despite the flatness of the hole, you can't see the green from your approach shot, which is L-shaped. It has a deep pot bunker cradled in the L, positioned perfectly to catch many incoming shots, and usually does!
The 1st par-3 is one of the easiest holes, with one the largest greens on the course to receive your tee shot. Beware of the deep green-side bunker waiting to grab a tee shot that comes up short. Putts on this green will generally break towards Route 7 to the East in the valley.
A short and drivable par-4 for big hitters. The smart shot off the tee, though, is to play to the distance that gives you the best chance of landing your next shot softly on this left-to-right sloping and elevated green. This green is one of hardest greens on the course to hold with your approach shot.
Arguably the hardest par-3 in the state of Vermont. (It’s a par-4 for the ladies!) All but the biggest of hitters use a driver off this tee, up this steep hill to a flat green with a steep embankment on its left side. The green has a slight back-to-front slope that puts a premium on your read. A par here is a good score!
Take in the fine views to the East as you tee off down the hill. Avoid the fairway bunker to the right, and the trees that jut out on the left of this dogleg-left hole. The green slopes back-to-front, and ponds to the left and right guard it, so an accurate approach shot will be received well and make all the difference in your score.
This par-3 bends slightly to the left, and plays to a large kidney shaped green protected by left and right bunkers. Because of the slight rise in elevation and the relative flatness of the green, pay particular attention to the flag placement, as it’s exact placement can fool you!
This double-dogleg-to-the-left par-5 can be played either aggressively with an accurate driver, or more conservatively by laying up off the tee. This hole is highlighted by the large tree in the center of the fairway that comes into play off the tee. Hidden fairway bunkers guard the right side. Your approach shot is to an elevated green that slopes slightly back-to-front and is guarded on both sides by bunkers.
This dogleg-left is the #1 handicap on the course. Your tee shot is a long carry over a pond to a generous fairway that gently slopes left-to-right. The green is heavily guarded on all sides, so accuracy is at a premium on your approach. Be happy with a par here.
This par-4 is a ninety degree dogleg-left with a hidden bunker on the corner. A fairway bunker, visible from the tee on the right, catches many tee shots, as the fairway tends to slope toward it. There is also a bunker, hidden from the tee, protecting the left. A good tee shot leaves a mid-short iron to a raised green that is well protected on both sides by bunkers. Sloped back-to-front, this green has some very tricky breaks.
A short par-4, this dogleg-to-the-right requires a strategic tee shot. Tall trees and a bunker on the corner protect the hole from those trying to cut the corner. There is also a hidden fairway bunker that the far left side of the fairway slopes toward. A well placed drive leaves a short downhill approach shot to a 2-tier green. This hole is a good opportunity for a birdie.
Arguably the toughest par-4 on the course (a par-5 for ladies), this hole climbs a steep hill and requires 2 well struck shots to reach the green in regulation. The tee shot landing area is the widest on the course, so swing away as extra distance is desirable. The green is very narrow from back-to-front, with a steep slope behind it. A par on this hole is one up on the field.
A great final par-3, this hole is surprisingly difficult, due to a very small and hard-to-hold green, guarded by a large bunker on the right. Avoid missing to the right, as getting up and down from there is rare.
The final hole looks back at the clubhouse and seems very unassuming from the tee. With blind fairway bunkers on the left and right, the landing area is much narrower than it appears. The green is also well bunkered and slopes back-to-front. Keep the ball below the hole at all costs.