William J. Devine Course Tour
The William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park has been updating and improving the golf course on an annual basis. The 11th hole is our latest masterpiece. The 11th hole is the longest hole you will play and measures 533 yards from the blue tees. If you are a long hitter the goal is to hit your tee shot down the left side so the ball can take advantage of a sloping downhill contour. Your second shot requires you to make a course management decision. A layup shot favoring the left side of the fairway is the safe play. If you are an aggressive golfer and you want to try and get home in two you will find an expanded green complex with plenty of open space behind the green. If you are an average golfer the smart tee shot play is to focus on the right side of the fairway. Avoiding the trees on the left side will save you lots of agony. Your second shot safe play is a shot that favors the left side. Anything to the right of the fairway is certain trouble and has the potential of lost golf ball. Your third shot plays to an elevated green so be sure to add a few yards into your approach. The green complex has been completely renovated and enlarged some forty percent. The green has some very interesting contours that will make putting challenging. To make your putting experience a breeze the pro tip is to divide the green into two sections. If the hole is located on the left side your approach shot would be best suited to be left of the hole. If the hole is cut on the the right side try and hit your approach to the right of the hole.
This is the most demanding tree-lined hole on the golf course. Accuracy off the tee is a start but your 2nd shot also requires your full attention. Any miss hit to the right on your second shot could become a lost ball. In other words you may want to consider a safety play for your second shot.