10 Holes-In-One in 18 Holes of Golf: A blog about golfing and the amount of aces one can get on a single course.
The Balboa Golf Course had been there for as long as anyone could remember. The massive willow tree on the third hole was said to be over three hundred years old, having sprouted from a sapling planted by Spanish Conquistadors. The course itself was not nearly as old as that, but it was still older than anyone could remember. It was said that if you played well enough, you might see the ghosts of those long dead conquistadors smiling at you from behind the trees.
A great achievement in golf is to make a hole-in-one. A hole-in-one is where a golfer hits the ball from the tee into the hole with one shot. This can be a very difficult and frustrating feat, but with a lot of practice it can be done. The odds of making a hole-in-one while playing golf are 12,500 to 1.
My friend, Fred, and I decided to play nine holes of golf at Balboa Park Gold Course on Thursday afternoon. Fred and I have played many rounds of golf before, but we have never made a hole-in-one. We were curious to see if it was possible to make more than one in consecutive holes. We planned to play the same nine holes twice, starting on different holes each time. We wanted to see if we could “get on a roll” and make multiple holes in one during the game.
We began our first round on hole number five, which is at the northwest corner of the course (near Upas St.). The course has eighteen holes total. It is broken up into three sets of six holes, which wrap around each other in circles like slices of pie or pizza.
I am a golf professional who has played the game of golf for over 30 years. I have made 10 holes-in-one on the same course. My hope is to continue to play this course and make more holes-in-one. I have also played the Old course at St. Andrews, and the courses at Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill.
If you have never been to the Balboa Golf Course in San Diego, it is a must see. The course is well maintained and the scenery is beautiful. The views of the city and the ocean are spectacular. This is a course for all levels of golfers, but it can be difficult for the novice golfer.
The day I visited this course, the wind was blowing about 40 miles per hour. Several holes were playing into the wind. Hitting a driver on these holes would mean a 3 iron or 5 wood second shot. Even with the wind, I was able to hit my drives on most holes comfortably. My only problem was keeping them in play on some of the narrow fairways that had water running off either side of them.
My favorite hole at Balboa Golf Course is
The Balboa Golf Course is an 18-hole course in Panama City, Panama. It has a par of 72 and a slope rating of 130 on Bermuda grass.
The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and opened in 1962. It has hosted several PGA Tour events including the Panama Open (1965–1969), the Latin American Open (1970–1971) and the Sammy Davis, Jr.-Greater Hartford Open (1972). The course is located on the Amador Causeway close to the entrance of the Panama Canal.
The Balboa Golf Course is a 9-hole par 3 course, located in the city of Newport Beach, CA. As a golf enthusiast, I often times find myself looking for new courses to play in the area. My goal here is to play all of the courses in Orange County and give my personal review on them.
On Sunday, I decided to play this course for the first time. Prior to playing this course, I read a couple reviews and most of them were not positive. However, most of these reviews seemed to be from people that have been playing golf for an extended amount of time and have an understanding of what makes a good golf course.
I am fairly new to the game and don’t have an extensive knowledge on what makes a course good or bad. I do know that it’s nice to play on a course that has some variety and this course has exactly that!
The view is amazing, there are different types of shots required (some holes with water hazards), there are some really tough pins (and some not so tough ones) and there are plenty of birdie opportunities! Considering it’s a par 3 course (which means shorter holes), it’s quite challenging at times and you can definitely spend plenty of time working on your short game!
I thought I would write this article for the golf enthusiasts on my list. Recently, I played in a tournament at Balboa Golf Course, which is located in Encino, CA. Since this was a “tournament,” we were playing from the tips, which is not terribly unusual for a tourney. Anyway, at this particular course, there are two par 3’s that play 180 yards from the tips and two par 3’s that play 200 yards from the tips. As we were making the turn (hole