Paradise Islands Tournament (March 30th, 2020)
Next up is the Paradise Islands Tournament in Golf Clash:
Let’s jump right into the text guides for this tournament:
Koh Hong Resort Hole #1 (Par 4)
|↩️ Spin||Max Top, Max Right||Max Back|
|? Ball||Quasar (Rookie/Pro)|
|? Club(s)||Extra Mile or Quarterback (Rookie/Pro/Expert)||Viper (Rookie/Pro), Sniper (Rookie/Pro/Expert), Thorn (Pro/Expert)|
You should play this hole on the left-hand side and try to get as much distance here as possible by using all the topspin and sidespin to the right you have.
If you do have enough topspin you can also bounce over the bunker here to get the biggest distance but only do that if you have at least 5 bars of topspin with your setup.
Now you can approach the pin directly but this is not easy because you are only in the distance where you can use your wood club.
The problem is that you will come in too hot and there’s no way to prevent that and you won’t have enough backspin – so, the eagle here is really difficult to get and you will need to under-power your shot a little bit (I’d say 10%ish) to lay up on the green and aim for the birdie here in the first hole of the Paradise Islands Tournament.
Koh Hong Resort Hole #2 (Par 3)
|↩️ Spin||3.5 Back (Headwind), 4.5 Back (Tailwind)
|? Ball||any (Rookie), Quasar (Pro/Expert)|
|? Club(s)||Backbone (Rookie)||Sniper (Rookie/Pro/Expert)|
This is a really straightforward hole where you only need to focus on backspin so no special ball needed to add sidespin (but it helps for reducing wind).
So, aim directly at the pin and add the backspin as you can see above in the table and you have the best chances for the hole-in-one here and you will not mess up the birdie. The only tricky thing here is the extra adjustment of 20% for playing downhill but I see the best chances to get the hole-in-one here at this hole of the Paradise Islands Tournament.
The Oasis Hole #3 (Par 5)
|↩️ Spin||4-5 Top, Max Left|
|? Ball||Titan (Rookie/Pro/Expert)|
|? Club(s)||Extra Mile (Rookie/Pro/Expert)||Big Dawg (Rookie/Pro/Expert), Sniper (Pro/Expert)|
You very likely recall this hole from playing through the Tours and the tactic here is always to go the left-hand side with a double bounce.
This will get you on the last piece here without overpowering your shot and you’re in a great spot to reach for the green in your second shot.
The second shot is all about getting distance with your wood club so a club like the Big Dawg is really helpful here to get you either on the green or very close to the fringe so you can approach the pin well in your third shot.
Do add about 2-3 bars of topspin and little sidespin as needed to get your ball on the green. Important here is that you aim a little left of the pin as the green slopes down to the right and you might even be lucky to get your albatross here in the Paradise Islands Tournament.
The Oasis Hole #4 (Par 3)
|↩️ Spin||4-5 Back|
|? Ball||Navigator, Quasar (Rookie/Pro)|
|? Club(s)||Rocket (Rookie/Pro/Expert)||Thor’s Hammer (Pro/Expert)|
This is not an easy hole to play and I always hated that back when I was grinding the lower tours so much in shootouts and it’s pretty much impossible to pull off consistent hole-in-ones here.
You will need a wood club with solid backspin as well as a ball with sidespin unless there’s no wind from the side. I still recommend using at least a Power I ball to not get in between clubs or have to make a double bounce shot.
Aim for the lower-left corner of the fairway spot before the green because this is less bumpy and aim somewhat towards the pin. Again, you want to make the birdie here and the hole-in-one is simple luck with that bumpy aiming spot plus having to over-adjust 10%.
The Oasis Hole #5 (Par 4)
|↩️ Spin||3-5 Top; Max Left; Curl Left||2 Top|
|? Ball||Quasar (Rookie/Pro/Expert), Katana or Titan (Pro/Expert)|
|? Club(s)||Extra Mile (Rookie/Pro) Quarterback (Pro/Expert)||Goliath (Rookie/Pro/Expert)|
Important here is to get away from the trees or they will block your second shot.
You will do this with a good amount of topspin and all the sidespin to the left you have (use a ball like Quasar for that) and also add a solid amount of curl to the left as well.
If you use curl make sure that you set your landing position not too close to the rough or you might get into the rough!
For the second shot you can now approach the pin directly but you will need to use a rough bounce or you will come in too hot and get over the green.
With the rough bounce, you want to use about 2 bars of topspin so you have the right amount of speed and also aim a little bit to the side as the green slopes down towards the middle. It’s depending on luck as well to get the eagle here but the birdie is a must-have for this Par 4 in the Paradise Islands Tournament.
Koh Hong Resort Hole #6 (Par 5)
|↩️ Spin||Max Top; Max Right||3 Back|
|? Ball||Titan (Rookie/Pro/Expert)|
|? Club(s)||Extra Mile (Rookie/Pro/Expert)||Viper (Rookie/Pro/Expert), Sniper (Rookie/Pro/Expert)|
You want to play the right side here and get the ball on the small strip of fairway as far down as possible – this will give you the best chances to approach the green in your second shot.
Do that by using all the topspin you have as well as good amount of sidespin to the right as the fairway does slope down a little bit.
Use a Titan Ball here for your second shot to be able to play with a wood club with higher accuracy, otherwise, you need to do that second shot with something like the Big Dawg and you know how bad the ball guideline is there 🙂 (yes, I didn’t do that here, unfortunately…)
For the second shot you can now approach the pin directly and by adding about 3 bars of backspin you will come in with the right speed and it’s all about aiming right, adjusting wind and getting that perfect shot.
That’s one of the best opportunities to get an albatross in the Paradise Islands Tournament and you should use this opportunity well.
The Oasis Hole #7 (Par 3)
|↩️ Spin||3 Back; Max Left; Max Curl Left|
|⛳️ Overadjust||10% (Front Tee)|
|? Ball||Katana (Rookie/Pro) Katana (Rookie/Pro/Expert)|
|? Club(s)||Backbone, Goliath (Rookie/Pro)||Sniper (Pro/Expert)|
This is a super nasty Par 3 in the Paradise Islands Tournament and don’t expect any hole-in-one here!
You will need to use a ball with Sidespin III and also use all the curl to the left as well to get the ball somewhat in the direction of the pin and with 3 bars of backspin, you’ll be safe to keep it near the pin for the birdie at the end.
I’ll be honest with you, aim for the birdie and don’t do any experiments here and play it safe.
Koh Hong Resort Hole #8 (Par 4)
|↩️ Spin||4-5 Top||2 Back|
|? Ball||Marlin (Rookie/Pro), Katana (Pro/Expert)|
|? Club(s)||Extra Mile (Rookie/Pro)||Backbone (Rookie) Goliath (Pro/Expert)|
You want to get your ball as close to the edge as possible with your drive and you’ll be able to “skip” the middle part of that hole completely and approach the pin in your second shot.
All you need to do is to adjust wind correctly and use some solid amount of topspin and you will be fine.
In your second shot you should have now an open shot through the trees and go bounce on that small fairway spot and aim your second bounce as well on the fairway.
Very important here is that you need to adjust 40% extra because you play so much down hill here so better be on the secure side when finding your landing position!
Koh Hong Resort Hole #9 (Par 5)
|↩️ Spin||Max Top; Max Left||Max Top;|
|? Ball||Katana (Rookie/Pro), Titan (Pro/Expert)|
|? Club(s)||Extra Mile (Rookie/Pro/Expert)||Viper, Big Dawg, Sniper (Rookie/Pro/Expert)|
The last hole in the Paradise Islands Tournament and you want to get as much distance as possible in your drive so you use the driver with the most distance and also a ball like the Katana.
You should play this hole in the left lane and make sure that you securely bounce it over the rough here as you can see in the image.
Use all the sidespin to the left and you will make sure that you will stay on the fairway without any experiments like curl or overpower.
In your second shot you can now directly approach the pin and with a ball that has much Power paired with topspin you can reach the green and even get lucky and approch the pin for the albatross here directly.
If you want to check out a text guide for an older tournament you can see them here on the second page: