The 9th hole sets up one of the great "risk and reward" holes that make Chinook such a fun course to play! From the tee, you can play it safe down the right center of the fairway. This will leave an approach shot somewhere in the 160 - 200 yard range.
Or you can take it over the corner of Horseshoe Lake, and if you're long enough, leave yourself an easy wedge into the green on this 390 yard par 4. If you choose the aggressive path, then the young trees on the far shore of the lake make a great target to aim for! You will need to carry the ball about 245 yards if this is your chosen route.
From the conservative path to the green, about 180 yards out, the approach shot will test your long irons -- and there is an invisible hazard lurking between you and the green.
If you were successful in playing aggressively over the corner of the lake, you now see a second danger that was invisible from beyond the 150 yard markers. In fact this second water hazard, about 90 yards from the green, is reachable off the tee if you are a long ball hitter AND if you bite off more of the corner than you should.
The front left side of the 9th green is protected by a substantial bunker. Playing conservatively from the tee, you may have to settle for the right or right center of the green on your approach. If you're hitting a short iron or wedge, then you can continue with your aggressive play. Once you're putting, the general slope is from left to right -- towards the foreground as you see it in this picture taken from directly right of the green. The breaks are easy to read, and there is no influence from the water. Putt with confidence after quickly studying what it's showing you.