At Siena Golf Club, the variety in the routing and pacing of holes will keep all levels of golfers entertained from opening tee shot to final tap-in. Siena features an ideal blend of doglegs and straightaway holes, a mix of slender and ample fairways, a balance between benign and rugged green complexes. Yet without exception, the course offers a host of shot-making options and plenty of grassy bail-out areas when the occasional shot gets away.
Views of the surrounding mountains are complemented by six different water bodies, including Lake Siena. You’ll be strategizing in some striking scenery.
The opening hole is a mid-range par four with fairway bunkers short right and long left. The approach plays to an elevated green. The green complex on number two is also elevated, and well protected with deep bunkers in front. The par five third features a rolling fairway that will funnel shots slightly off line towards the center. Fairway bunkers are also present on both sides. The long par 4 fourth is the number 1 handicap. An approach to an elevated green with bunkers left and behind the green provide the challenge here. Number five is a short par three, but is almost all carry over water. This is followed by dogleg left par 4 with numerous fairway and green-side sand traps. Beautiful mountains frame the green on the mid-range par three 7th. Traps on both sides and an undulating green are the main challenges here. This is a good birdie opportunity. The two closing holes are a bit more challenging. Eight is a par five that is open off the tee, but plays uphill on the approach to an undulating green. Coming in, the ninth plays very tight, with water left and bunkers right. The approach is also a narrow one.
The back side features a wide fairway on the opening hole. Like many holes at Siena, the green complex is elevated and heavily bunkered. The eleventh is a short par four.Bunkers, Bunkers, everywhere! The length of this hole is deceptive, don’t let your guard down. A safe shot to the middle of the fairway leaves a short iron into the green. Notice the steep slope in front of the green. Any miss hit shot will find the bottom of this slope, leaving a difficult chip to the green. A tight driving hole is next. This mid-length par five features water left off the tee, and sand and mounds to the right. 4 bunkers on the right and 1 left of the green will effect your approach. You can grip it and rip it on the par 4 thirteenth, which plays to another elevated green. Fourteen also plays uphill with rugged mountains as a backdrop. One club more is necessary to reach the green on what many consider to be the prettiest hole at Siena. Fifteen is also beautiful – a dogleg right over water with bunkers right and left.
Stay to the left side of the fairway and to the right side of the green on the very short par four 16th, and you should score well here. Playing at just over 300 yards, the fairway and green-side bunkers are all that stands in the way of birdie. The easiest hole on the course follows. The green complex on this short par three is completely surrounded by traps and palm trees, with noticeable undulations. A well placed wedge or short iron could give you two birdie opportunities in a row. The 18th : A great finishing hole! A long tee shot is required to put the ball in the proper spot in the fairway. The heavily bunkered right fairway edge warns golfers to stay away from the right side. Playing the approach shot from the left side of the fairway provides the best angle to attack the hole. The green is bordered on the right by a narrow lake that will add to the excitement of this final hole.
Siena is an extremely beautiful golf course. Beginners and good golfers will enjoy a round at Siena Golf Club, Nevada.