Silver Lakes - Backbreaker
Anniston/Gadsden — Alabama, USA
This International Leisure course, designed by Robert Trent Jones in 1993 can be played at any time on simulator at Golf en Ville, the premier commercial indoor center of Paris
9 holes, Par 72 — Length: 3847 yards
About Silver Lakes - Backbreaker
The Backbreaker Golf Course, located Anniston/Gadsden, Alabama is one of the 9-hole courses of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.
The Backbreaker nine features wide fairways, demanding greens and spectacular views of the surrounding foothills.
The version proposed on simulator at Golf en Ville is 18 holes combined with the Backbreaker on the front and the Heartbreaker on the back, which makes 6685 metres from the back tees.
Course tips - hole by hole(Source: rtjgolf.com)
You'll know exactly how the Backbreaker course got its name by the time you step up for your approach on the par 4 first hole. The green sits steeply above the fairway and is guarded in front by a deep bunker. Hills behind the green will help a shot hit too long.
The second hole is a short par 3 that plays slightly downhill. A large bunker protects the front and a hidden pot bunker guards the back. Try to knock it close for a chance at a rare birdie on the Backbreaker course.
The design of the par 4 third hole fits the terrain of the land perfectly. The elevated tees are nestled around a grassland area and the fairway turns through a valley before rising to the green. The green slopes sharply from back to front and has severe drop-offs on every side.
The fourth hole is one of the toughest holes on the Backbreaker course. A long, straight par 4, the fourth plays longer than the yardage because of the extremely elevated green. A deep bunker guards the front of the green, and anything short will leave a tough chip.
A seemingly innocent hole from the tee, the par 3 fifth can wreak havoc on your score if you do not hit the green. A tee shot that misses left will find either a large bunker or will run downhill away from the green.
Choose a club that will leave a comfortable yardage in with your tee shot. The approach must carry a pond to a wide but not very deep green. A pot bunker sits in the front and any shot long will leave a tough chip from the bottom of a hill or out of a bunker.
Be wary of the water hazards to the left side of the fairway. Long hitters can drive past the fairway bunker off the tee, but probably cannot reach this green in two. If you need to play safe, miss to the right of the green with your approach for a fairly easy chip.
The par 4 eighth hole is uphill all the way. A well-placed drive near the 150-yard stake will leave the easiest approach you can have to an elevated green protected in front by a bunker. Any shot over the green is trouble.
This downhill finishing hole allows long hitters the chance to reach the green in two. The ninth has no fairway bunkers so let it rip off the tee. A portion of the lake guards the entrance to the green.
Play Silver Lakes - Backbreaker in Paris on simulator
Come and have a good time with your friends or by yourself, and play a round on Silver Lakes - Backbreaker - or one of the other 99 international courses available - on simulator, in very realistic conditions. We're just 15 minutes away from the center of Paris and easy to go to by public transport (bus, tram, metro or train) or.by car and there is plenty of parking spots around. Whether you've never played golf before, a beginner, a good golfer, or a pro, you will love it!
Our simulators are state-of-the-art but very easy-to-use. In one click, you can choose to play the full course or just a selection of holes; you can adjust several parameters and display modes and customize the gaming experience and difficulty: the tee-box that is right for you, wind strength, pin position, green speed, fairway hardness, etc ...) or you can simply pick the default settings and jump start your golf round. You can also try one of the 35 scoring systems available, for more fun.
You can also choose to take a golf lesson on this course, and enjoy the precision of trajectory and ball flight measures and the beautiful surroundings imagery.
Please note that the course severity index indicated above is meant in ideal conditions i.e. no wind, pin position easy,...
If you add some wind and choose other tougher settings, it's a different ball game, some courses can become very challenging....
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Updated on 18-07-22