A 1-over par 73 final round from Hyemin Kim (Seoul, Republic of Korea) secured her second career Symetra Tour title at the 2018 Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout. She defeated Brittany Benvenuto by three-shots to take home the trophy.
The opening hole is a dog leg right par 5 with a drop in elevation of 45 feet from tee to green. It is the longest hole on the golf course but doesn’t play the longest because of the elevation change. The landing area for the tee shot is one of the widest on the course. It is rare, even with a good drive, to be able to go for the green on the second shot so driver off the tee isn’t the only play.
A short par 4 that has a slight double dogleg feature. There is no need to hit driver. Hit something that you know will end up in the fairway. You must be on the left side of the fairway to have a clear shot into the green. A drive of 200-220 yards will leave a short iron approach into the green.
This is one of the longest par 4s on the golf course. There is water down the left side of the fairway all the way to the green. You can play conservative and aim towards the right side of the fairway, but this will leave a long iron or fairway wood into the green. Challenge the fairway close to the water and you will be rewarded with a mid to short iron into the green.
The first par 3 at Mystic Creek is the second longest par 3 on the course. The hole plays slightly shorter than the distance on the scorecard because it plays downhill. The green is guarded by 3 bunkers and water surrounding the left and back side of the green. The green has a ridge that divides the green and is similar to the 16th hole at Augusta National, though the slope is not as severe.
The shortest par 5 on the golf course. It is designed to be reached with two well struck shots. The fairway slopes right to left and the tee shot calls for a cut so plan to favor the right side.
This is one of the most scenic tee shots on the golf course. This straight away short par 4 is one you can attack. The fairway drops dramatically from the tee to the landing area and a creek runs along the left side of the fairway.
A short to medium par 3 and the first hole that doesn’t have water that can impact your approach shot. There is a large bunker that runs along the right side of the green. There is also a smaller bunker short left. There is a chipping area long left of the green, but the chipping area is well below the level of the green so the prospect of getting up and down is not good.
A medium length dog leg right par 4. Hitting the fairway on your tee shot is key to making a good score on this hole. There are two bunkers on the left side of the fairway in the bend of the dog leg. There is also a creek that hugs the right side of the fairway.
A long par 4 that bends to the left while the fairway slopes to the right. The fairway bottlenecks near the landing area. If you choose to be aggressive with driver and hit the fairway, you will be rewarded with a mid-iron into the green. Play it safe and hit fairway wood and you are faced with a long-iron or even wood into the green.
Making the turn, you will be asked again to hit another very accurate long tee shot on this beautiful par 4. The fairway rolls from left to right with a large lake looming down the right side all the way to the green.
Take a deep breath on the tee as you survey this majestic risk reward hole that features 11 bunkers. This drivable par 4 is one of the most birdied holes on the course. The decision from the tee is to determine if you will attempt to drive the green or lay up to a desired approach distance.
This beautiful short picturesque Par 3 evokes thoughts of another famous par 3 twelfth hole. The tee shot requires a short iron over water to an elongated green, which slopes from back to front. A deep bunker protecting the front center of the green collects shots that are short and saves these shots from finding the water. There are two steep faced bunkers guarding the back of the green. Azaleas frame the hole and add to the beauty and aura of the shortest hole on the course.
This medium length par 4 plays straight away with native grass lining the left side of the fairway. The tee shot requires a slight draw as a stand of pine trees pinches the fairway on the right near the 150-yard marker. The slight down slope in the landing area helps tee shots gain a few more yards when hitting down the middle left of the fairway. Playing down the right side of the fairway will most likely result in your approach being blocked by the stand of pine trees.
This long par 5 is one of the most photographed holes on the course. A creek & native area frames the hole down the left side, while a group of bunkers await any drive that bails out right. The hole can be played with a driver or fairway wood from the tee. If the tees are up, the green can be reached on the second shot. However, the green is small and severely sloped and it is difficult to hold a long shot on the green.
The longest par 4 on the course requires a long accurate tee shot to a rolling fairway that slopes from right to left with moguls on the right side. A tee shot that is hit down the left side will leave a long approach. The most aggressive line is to aim down the right side with a long carry over the moguls. This will leave a shorter approach.
The longest par 3 at Mystic Creek requires a long iron to a multi-tiered green. A large bunker guards the front right side of the green with a collection area protecting the back right side of the putting surface. Three bunkers guard the left side of the green for any player that decides to challenge a top tier pin on the left side of the putting surface.
A relatively short par 4, this challenging dogleg right hole is the only true uphill hole at Mystic Creek. The tee shot requires a slight fade to a bowl shaped fairway that will leave a mid to short iron approach.
This closing dogleg left par 5 provides a chance for a closing eagle or birdie. A fairway bunker is well positioned on the left side to catch any tee shot that is pulled. A stand of pine trees frames the right hand side of the fairway across from and just past the left side fairway bunker and blocks out the second shot if the drive strays too far to the right. The landing area slopes gently from right to left.