Threetops has gained recognition and has been consistently ranked as one of the top par-3 courses in the United States. It has been featured in various golf publications and has hosted prestigious events, including the ESPN Par-3 Shootout, which brought together top professional golfers to compete on the course.
Hole 7 is the said to be the biggest winning hole in the history of golf and happened during ESPN Par-3 Shootout. Lee Trevino’s hole-in-one in 2001 gave him a cool million, plus another $10k for being closest to the pin.
Threetops Golf Course is unique in that it is a par-3 course designed by legendary golf course architect Rick Smith. Despite being a par-3 course, Threetops offers a challenging and exciting experience for golfers of all skill levels. The course is known for its elevated tee boxes, dramatic views, and strategic bunkering
We played the Threetops at Treetops in August 2022. Read about our round and the fun we had and the challenges we faced in our September 2022 newsletter. Make sure you don’t miss an issue by clicking on Golf Up North Newsletter and subscribing to our monthly newsletter.
ESPN Par 3 Shootout at Threetops Course 1999 – 2006
Try to keep tee shot below the hole. Green slopes from back to front.
This hole has a left and right green. Safest shot is right of the front bunker.
As many as 4 clubs less than yardage. The largest elevation change at 150 foot drop.
Shots that miss short or right may get favorable bounce. Left of the green is trouble.
The hole plays uphill. Hit the middle of the green and it will come back towards the front.
Green is divided into 2 sections. If you come up short you may find the water or bunker
Lee Trevino’s Million Dollar Hole-In-One. Take 3 clubs less for this hole.
This hole plays downhill. Avoid hitting short and right.
Add at least 1/2 a club for this hole. Come up short and you will likely be in the bunkers.
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