Hole 14 - Le Platin
Sheltered by the hills and the mountains, lies a little vale called "le Platin". Upon arriving to Chéticamp, most of the "14 old men" settled here in fear of being noticed by English vessels sailing the St-Lawrence. The first chapel and the first church were built here. On the nearby "Prè Pardu Brook", Joseph Boudrot and Pierre Aucoin erected a dam and a grist mill that operated until 1949 as a carding mill and a saw-mill. More than two hundred years later, the dam still holds.
Advice from the Pro
This is a par 4, 377 yard long drive with a dog leg right. A creek runs across the fairway at about 170 yards. Shouldn't be in play unless the tee shot is missed. This hole requires two very well struck golf shots to get on in regulation.
The Tee Shot
Center of the fairway is ideal. Some power off the tee will be a benefit.
The Fairway Shot
Usually a mid to long iron required to get home in two shots.
The Green Shot
The green is guarded by bunkers both left and right. This green slopes from left to right and is very difficult to read, but after you hit your first putt you will be convinced par is a good score.
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