Spring Major Tournament Text Guide (April 12th, 2021)

Holiday Hills Tournament (December 9th, 2019)

Next up is the Holiday Hills Tournament in Golf Clash and it’s setting the mood right for Christmas time.

Some of the holes are seasonal and in the Njordic Fjords like we’ve seen it in the past year tournament (Christmas Lakes).

Golf Clash Holiday Hills Tournament

The Nordic Fjord holes will be available for training in Tour 5 & 10 and the Greenoch Point holes in Tour 9 & 12.

So, without wasting any more time let’s dive right into the text guides for this tournament 🙂

Nordic Fjord – Hole #1 (Par 3)

Rookie/Pro/Expert: The first hole is actually the easiest in the Holiday Hills Tournament and you can aim directly for the pin with little adjustment when it comes to spin.

Use 3 bars of backspin with straight tailwind (4 bars for Pro/Expert), 2 bars if there’s only wind from the side and 1 bar if you have headwind (no backspin for Pro/Expert). Easy start and when you hit the ball right you have a decent chance to get a hole-in-one.

holiday hills tournament hole 1

Nordic Fjord – Hole #1 (Par 5)

Rookie/Pro/Expert: Here we have another hole that is played the same way for all divisions in the Holiday Hills Tournament.

Prevent playing on the right side because you have a really unfortunate angle for your second shot and almost no chance to make it on the green!

You will need a Power III Ball and play it with maximum distance of your driver and bounce it over the bunker. You need maximum sidespin to the left to stay away from the rough and also add some decent curl to the left to get a nice landing position.

holiday hills tournament hole 2

For the second shot, you can bounce your ball over the fairway and get your second bounce also on the fairway and this doesn’t require any additional spin. You will have the right speed to approach the pin and if you don’t get an albatross you will have it on the green and your secure eagle.

Greenoch Point – Hole #3 (Par 4)

Rookie/Pro/Expert: This is actually a really straightforward hole and it doesn’t require a really fancy ball, all you need is one that has some sidespin.

You want to bounce the ball over the bunker and add at least 3-4 bars of topspin and 2-3 bars of sidespin (more is also okay) to the right as possible to reach the green. It’s hard to get a hole-in-one here but if you make it on the green with your drive you will be easily two below par and at a good standing in the tournament. If you have strong headwind you should play it on the right side and make it on the fairway next to the bunker and then go for the green.

holiday hills tournament hole 3

Greenoch Point – Hole #4 (Par 3)

Tailwind Scenario (Blue Line): The easiest approach here is having tailwind so you can bounce it over the bunker and directly on the green, but without tailwind, there’s no way you gonna make it.

In this case, you add about 2-3 bars of topspin and all the sidespin to the right you can get to get as close towards the pin as possible.

holiday hills tournament hole 4

All Other Winds (Red Line): Here you will have to make a rough-bump if you want to collect some points in the Holiday Hills Tournament as you can see in the image. This line is the one you need to play if you don’t have a decent tailwind because bouncing over the bunker is not possible.

Use about 1-3 bars of backspin and all the sidespin to the left that you can get

The good thing here is that your spot is in between the bunkers so if you over- or under-adjust slightly you will still have a chance for a birdie.

Greenoch Point – Hole #5 (Par 4)

Another hole in the Holiday Hills Tournament where the wind decides which line you should play.

Headwind (Blue Line): The red line is easier when approaching the pin but with headwind you’re forced to play your drive on the left side.

Use all the tospin you have for the drive combined with all the sidespin to the right that you have.

For your second hit you want to do a fairway bump right after the bunker and use all the backspin and sidespin to the right you have to make the ball slope towards the pin (see in the image). This is a classical birdie situation and the best you can do if you start off with headwin.


holiday hills tournament hole 5

All Other (Red Line): Use 2-3 bars of topspin paired with 2-3 bars of sidespin to the right for your drive to make your ball bounce over the bunker. Don’t use more topspin or you risk rolling into the rough! You also need to overpower your shot SLIGHTLY.

From here you have a great possibility to approach the pin directly like you can see in the image above with 2-3 bars of backspin to prevent coming in too hot and add like 2-3 bars of sidespin to the right as well.

Greenoch Point – Hole #6 (Par 5)

Rookie/Pro/Expert: This is also one of the trickier holes in the Holiday Hills Tournament and absolutely no hole you can assume you get an albatross and a birdie is rather what you will get in most cases.

No matter what division, you will always play on the left side because the right side is making your second shot so hard that it’s not worth even trying.

In your drive you want to bounce over the rough and prevent getting into the rough by adding some topspin, about 3-4 bars, and 3+ bars of sidespin to the right. It’s important to have a Power III ball for your second hit.

In your second hit, you will bounce over the rough and get on the green and also add about 2-3 bars of topspin along with all the sidespin to the right that you can get. You can add some curl but in my opinion, this is not worth the risk and a secure eagle is better than messing up when you did the drive right.

holiday hills tournament hole 6

Nordic Fjord – Hole #7 (Par 3)

I know many like to approach this hole from the left side and the bigger fairway island but this will get you only a secure land on the green and an easy birdie – if you want to go for the hole-in-one, what I really suggest to do in the Holiday Hills Tournament, then you need to approach from the smaller fairway island, like shown in the image below.

Use about 2-3 bars of backspin along with all the sidespin to the left you have to go directly for the pin.

holiday hills tournament hole 7

Greenoch Point – Hole #8 (Par 4)

You have two options here and one of them will get you on the green with your first drive (blue), the other one is just your line when there’s headwind involved (red line).

Crosswind/Tailwind (Red Line): This is the approach you should always take unless there’s (also slight) headwind involved and this is a very easy eagle then.

Use a Power IV or V ball and use the maximum distance of your driver and add in all the topspin you have plus 5 bars of sidespin to the right. You can see the spot in the image below. When hitting now you also use all the curl to the left plus maximum overpower for your shot and it will jump the water and get you close to the green or even on the green.

Headwind (Blue Line):

If there’s any headwind or you don’t have a ball with enough power you are forced to play the blue line for the secure birdie in the Holiday Hills Tournament.

You can actually play this with a basic ball if you want to but a better wall will make wind adjustment a little bit easier.

For the drive bounce the ball over the rough and securely land it on the fairway and try to get as far on the fairway as possible with 4-5 bars of topspin and adding like 2 bars of sidespin to the right will also help.

For the second hit, you can approach the pin directly by bouncing it on the fairway in front of the green and adding about 2 bars of backspin.



holiday hills tournament hole 8

Nordic Fjord – Hole #9 (Par 5)

There’s actually only one real way how to play this hole in my opinion and that’s the left side that will give you the highest chances to get to the green in your second shot.

For your drive use all the topspin you got along with a Power II+ ball and about 2-3 bars of sidespin to the right. The more you get down the fairway the better your chances to get the eagle here.

Your second shot needs a wood with distance or you need to overpower. Aim for the fairway and add all the topspin you have and all the sidespin to the right to make it as far as possible and hopefully roll on the green or at least on the fairway close to the green

holiday hills tournament hole 9

If you want to check out a text guide for an older tournament you can see them here on the second page:


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  1. Hello there,
    What is meant by Silver State?
    Is state is as in one of the US states “the silver country” or it’s meant to describe a condition “the silver condition”?
    Kindly advise!

  2. On the St. Patrick Tournament 2020.

    I think there’s a mistake on Drumore Links Hole #6 (Par 5)
    It should be 20% 1st shot and 20% 2nd shot (not 20/-10)
    Can you confirm?

  3. Love your site. Wish I could print them but the ads are just too much. Thanks for the info though. I’d rather pay you and lose the ads.

    • Thanks 🙂 I wanted to have this info out for everyone for free rather than charging for it, so ads are a part. You can use an ad blocker if you want to 😉
      You can just print this page in your browser, should work just fine without paying

    • When playing downhill you need to adjust wind more as the ball has mor time to get affected by the wind. If you would normally adjust 2 rings, here you need to adjust 2.2 rings 🙂

  4. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this text guide. I have never had it so straightforward, comfortable and thrilled playing in a tourney, like I did today.

  5. How are you doing big boss! I would love, love, to see wind charts like that with adjustment (Ball Wind Resistance, Playing Downhill, etc.) for all the shots. Thank you for your service!

  6. Thanks big boss for the Vineyard tournament text guide! Does Tommy Golf use it to prepare his YouTube tutorials? I could not help but notice the uncanny similarity of his vineyard rookie tutorial, which came out later, including the use of similar phraseology to your work.

    Kind regards.

  7. Sequoia Creek Hole #9 (Par 5) Drive straight through the trees over the bunker onto the Right Fairway and you will find yourself with and Albatross chance and a guaranteed Eagle

    • I double checked, everything is there… “You really want to play the drive on the left side to get into a position that can get you to the green in your second shot. The islands looks intimidating but it’s actually not that difficult to land on. You need to bounce over that bunker there with a small backspin to make the ball stop and good sidespin to the left to get a nice line. In your second shot you can now approach the green but aiming for the albatross here is really difficult as the fairway slopes at the middle point giving the ball a different direction from just hitting one inch more to the right or left. Aim a little to the right of the pin as the green slopes down towards the pin, this will be better when you want to get lucky for the albatross. Use some topspin to get uphill here.”

  8. Hole #5 and Hole #6 are switched in the tournament. It messed me up a bit on qualifying. Other than that, I appreciate everything you do : ) .

  9. I’m “assuming” this is for Pro/Expert, from the middle tee box, because I didn’t see any mention of which division this is for.

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