Silver Lakes - Backbreaker
Anniston/Gadsden — Alabama, USA
International Leisure course
Playable on simulator in Paris at Golf en Ville
Architect: Robert Trent Jones — Designed: 1993
Severity index: 4 — Very difficult
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
Alone or with friends, whether you are a golfer or not, you can play Silver Lakes - Backbreaker (or one of other 99 international courses available) in Paris, on simulator, in very realistic conditions and spend a good time.
In one click, you can choose to play a selection of holes or the whole course; you can adjust about twenty 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 simply you can keep the settings that are available to you. 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 measures and the beautiful surroundings.
Please note that the severity index specified above is meant in ideal conditions i.e. no wind, pin position easy,...
If you add some wind, it's a different ball game, some courses can become very difficult.
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Updated on 28-08-19