I’m a big fan of the EAIJM and will be out and about on Wednesday, for round two of the medal qualifying. If you don’t plan on spending an entire day at the tournament, it’s best to know where the primo viewing spots are, for maximum access to shotmaking. Here is a rundown of three fierce locations.
#1-Behind 1st Green
When you stand behind the opening putting surface, you see shots come in to the initial green. You also get a view of the tee shot to the wee 2nd hole and, if you look a bit more, you see tee balls off the par 5 seventh hole (voted Best 7th Hole in Buffalo-Niagara on BuffaloGolfer.Com.)
#2-Left of the 13th Tee
Another 3-hole vantage. In addition to a complete view of the first one-shotter of the back nine, you also get the approach shots to the elevated 12th green. Spin 180 degrees and you’ll see approach shots into the 10th green. Worth the bang for your buck.
#3-Short & Left of 15 green
Another par three, another opportunity for three important shots. With the eagle potential of #16 and the bogey threat at #17 (not to mention the testy shot over water on #18), #15 gets overlooked and it shouldn’t. Watch tee balls come into the par three, watch tee balls take off from the 16th tee deck, then watch approach shots come in to the 17th green.
There are other special places, like the 14th fairway, the most secluded part of the course, or the 18th green, where magic happens. From my perspective, these three vantage points offer the most viewing of any sites on the course.