From tee to green, Harbour Town is regarded as one of the tougher golf courses on Tour. When I played Harbour Town for the first time, the caddie said “even if you hit it in the fairway you might be blocked out by trees.” He wasn’t wrong! Harbor Town was a demanding golf course, with very narrow fairways and the greens are some of the smallest on the PGA Tour. Using your SkyTrak, you can gain some insight to how demanding Harbour Town really is!
Several tee shots around Harbour Town are very narrow doglegs. Off the tee precision is crucial in order to have a clear view for your approach shot into the green. With trees being just a couple yards off of the rough, staying focused and swinging committed is how you will be successful around Harbour Town. To prepare for the types of tee shots around Harbour Town, use the SkyTrak Practice Fairway Feature. This will allow you to get a glimpse of how difficult hitting fairways are around the course. Set the Fairway difficulty to hard and change your distance to the bend manually! After 5 shots change the direction of the dogleg, because you’ll need to work the ball both ways!
The average golfer tends to aim at any given pin regardless of where it’s located on the green. As a result, they completely neglect where the trouble is around the green. At Harbour Town, if you miss the greens you are looking at a very difficult up and down. The green complexes are just as difficult as the fairways. The greens have a lot of slope, so playing conservative will give you the best chance to shoot the lowest score possible. For any given golf course, aiming for the green is your best option. Even it you mishit your shot you will still be on the green or around the green. To prepare for Harbour Town, change the Practice Green feature to hard. Also change the size and distance of the greens for each shot using the Randomizer feature.
To really prepare for the types of shots of around Harbour Town, use the WGT closest to the pin challenge. Every shot will give you a different distance from a different location. You will see how precise you will have to be on your approach and pitch shots around the green!