Golf at The Club at Twin Lakes in Lehigh Valley, PA is uniquely challenging with a golf course featuring elevated tees, sloping fairways, and water hazards. Constructed in the late 50s and early 60s, The Club at Twin Lakes is a mature Lehigh Valley course located on the grounds of an old iron ore mine. When you play at Twin Lakes, you enjoy the modern amenities of irrigation down both sides of the fairway from tee to green. The club’s PGA Head Golf Professional, Patrick Spang, explains the course’s toughest and most unique holes, offering professional tips to enhance your next round at this one-of-a-kind course.

Hole #5

A beautiful par 5 which requires a drive that finds the fairway to make it possible to hit the green with your second shot. The key for this shot is your aiming point because you will be hitting a blind shot to the green. There are two towering poplar trees behind the green and your target should be directly between them. A favorable miss would be slightly left as the hill will funnel the ball back to the right. If one does not have the fire power for this 180-yard to 220-yards shot, the play would be to lay up to the right and have a short approach to the green, which slopes from front to back for your birdie.

Hole #8

This hole is one of our toughest tests of your golfing skills. Playing 415 yards from the white tees, it requires a well struck drive. A right to left draw, favoring the left side, will give you the shortest approach shot possible. If you are fortunate enough to hit this small undulating green. The fun begins with a putt that will test your ability to judge the amount of break you will have to at least two putt and be happy with par.

A golf green surrounded by three sand traps at The Club at Twin Lakes in Allentown, Pa.

Hole #17

This hole presents many options to record a good score. A short par 4, which gives big hitters a chance to drive the green on this slight dogleg left. But danger looms for the long ball hitter, with trees to the left and out-of-bounds to the right. If you are lucky enough to hit a straight ball, you can still find yourself entangled in one of the many moguls and sand bunkers which survived the green. The safer play is to hit a 180-yard tee shot favoring the right side of the fairway for a 80-yard shot to the green.

Hole #18

Quite the finishing hole at The Club at Twin Lakes. This hole is a long par 3, which demands at least 175-yard carry to avoid the water surrounding this beautiful hole. A 200-yard shot will put you in the middle of this expansive green, a score of 3 any golfer would be proud to record. If one is lucky enough to birdie #18 at The Club at Twin Lakes, make sure to take a picture with the lakes in the background for this memorable moment.

After a round, you'll want to take up a seat at the on-site restaurant and grill, Wild Turkey. Whether you like Bourbon or Rye, and take it neat, or in a cocktail, there’s a Wild Turkey with your name on it. The flavor that you will find at the Wild Turkey Grill is simple, sweet, bold, and smooth. Featuring a modern American cuisine to please all tastebuds. Make sure to try the family favorite, Grandma Jaindl Paprikosh or pair the Wild Turkey Brisket Burger with a Boulevardier. Whatever you order, be sure to cheers to a day well spent. And if you've got more time to spend, check out nearby events and happenings before the day ends.