Palmer Course - General

Designer: Arnold Palmer

The Palmer Course at The Woodlands was designed by golf legend, Arnold Palmer. It consists of 27-holes of championship golf, which provides …

The Palmer Course at The Woodlands was designed by golf legend, Arnold Palmer. It consists of 27-holes of championship golf, which provides the perfect blend of challenge and entertainment for golfers of all skill levels.

# 1 / Hole #1

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 7 Women's 4

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 449

BLUE 414

WHITE 398

GOLD 354

GREEN 349

Pro Tips

The first hole is a par 4 where the ideal tee shot is down the left side of the fairway. Approach shots into this receptive green tend to play a little longer than the yardage.

# 2 / Hole #2

Par: 3

Handicaps:
Men's 8 Women's 9

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 191

BLUE 176

WHITE 161

GOLD 146

GREEN 131

Pro Tips

The green on this par 3 is fairly large and players should aim for the middle or right side. Anything missed left will leave a difficult up-and-down to make par.

# 3 / Hole #3

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 4 Women's 7

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 402

BLUE 363

WHITE 333

GOLD 326

GREEN 301

Pro Tips

The third is a straightaway par 4 that features one of the most difficult fairways to hit on the course. Anything missed left off the tee will be severely punished. On the uphill approach shot, players can get a little more aggressive.

# 4 / Hole #4

Par: 5

Handicaps:
Men's 1 Women's 2

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 528

BLUE 504

WHITE 462

GOLD 430

GREEN 407

Pro Tips

Favoring the right off the tee will help players avoid the water left and reach this par 5 in two. A lay-up is best played down the right to set up the best angle into the green. Anything long and left of this putting surface is not a good option.

# 5 / Hole #5

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 3 Women's 3

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 403

BLUE 384

WHITE 351

GOLD 341

GREEN 306

Pro Tips

Off the tee, players can take an aggressive line towards the two tall pines straightaway. The green on this par 4 slopes left-to-right.

# 6 / Hole #6

Par: 3

Handicaps:
Men's 9 Women's 8

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 201

BLUE 189

WHITE 171

GOLD 166

GREEN 142

Pro Tips

A large, relatively flat green awaits players on this long par 3. Balls tend to roll out here longer than players expect.

# 7 / Hole #7

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 6 Women's 6

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 426

BLUE 401

WHITE 370

GOLD 362

GREEN 315

Pro Tips

Favoring the right side, and not being too conservative, on this challenging par 4 will pay off in the form of a shorter approach. Most players miss short and right of this green.

# 8 / Hole #8

Par: 5

Handicaps:
Men's 2 Women's 1

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 574

BLUE 543

WHITE 519

GOLD 511

GREEN 477

Pro Tips

The eighth is a three shot par 5 where a solid drive will leave a long-iron lay-up. The approach into this narrow, but deep, green will have to navigate three-tiers sloping back-to-front.

# 9 / Hole #9

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 5 Women's 5

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 423

BLUE 385

WHITE 365

GOLD 357

GREEN 286

Pro Tips

The finishing hole is a par 4 where tee shots should favor the right side, which will leave a short iron in. The green is fairly large and undulated, but players can get aggressive with trying to get their ball close.