#8: Mission Lakes Country Club, No. 11

The 11th hole of the Mission Lakes Country Club in Desert Hot Springs (Marilyn Chung/The Desert Sun)

Course name: Mission Lakes Country Club

Hole info: No. 11, par-4, 427 yards

Course address: 8484 Clubhouse Blvd., Desert Hot Springs

Pro shop number: (760) 329-8061

Of note: This hole is one of the highest in elevation in the desert at 1,200 feet.

Playing tip: Only the biggest hitter can aim left and clear the desert brush and wash to get to the left fairway. More likely from the back tee you need a 200-yard shot to the end of the traditional fairway, and then another 200-yard shot to the big green.