The Northwest Florida Daily News asked the pros at Destin area golf courses to identify their most challenging hole and explain why. They also asked them to guess how many golfers make par on that hole. Here are reults of that survey:

Emerald Bay Golf Club

No.7: This 562-yard hole is a long par 5, featuring water all down the left side of the fairway and out of bounds on the right.
Who makes par? About 30%.

Indian Bayou Golf and Country Club

No.7 on Seminole Course: This is a 459-yard par 4, with out of bounds on the left all the way down the fairway and a treeline on the right. It features a dogleg to the right, but you can’t cut the corner. The green is two-tiered and if you land on the wrong tier, a two-putt is very challenging. The green is very fast and long.
Who makes par? About 25%.

Kelly Plantation Golf Club

No. 10: It’s a par 5, forced carry over a marshland to an elevated green. It’s not only challenging, but beautiful.
Who makes par? About 50%.

Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club

No.18: It’s a reachable par 5 that tempts people into going for it, but if they go over the green in two, they end up in water. The second shot is all over water. The green has the most undulation and is well protected by bunkers.
Who makes par? About 30%.

Bluewater Bay Resort

No.6 on the Lakes Course: It’s one of the longest holes and is a difficult driving hole with a bunker on the left-hand sie and out of bounds on the right. The second is all uphill to a well-guarded green. The green has some slope to it and bunkes on both sides.
Who makes par? About 25%.

Fort Walton Beach Golf Course

No.16 on The Oaks: It is a very tight par 4, which has out of bounds on the left side, so it makes for a tight tee shot and a fairly long second shot to get on the green in two. The large green slopes from back to front.
Who makes par? Less than 20%.

Foxwood Country Club

No.15: It’s a long par 4 at 403 yards, with a narrow chute to tee off from and water in front of the green. The front of the green slopes down to the water, so if you come up short, you may find yourself in the water.
Who makes par? About 20%.

Shalimar Pointe Golf and Country Club

No.17: It’s a tight driving hole that’s long, with water and an undulating green, so even if you get on the green in regulation, you’re not sure of a par.
Who makes par? About 5%.

Blackstone Golf Course

No.8: It’s a 375 yard par 4 with a forced lay-up. You’ve go to hit a 220-yard drive, then hit to an uphill green across a creek. At best, you have a 150 yard approach shot to the green; the creek stops you from getting closer. There’s a quick, undulationg green that breaks in a lot of different directions.
Who makes par? About 15-20%. (If you get out of there with a bogey, you just need to be happy and go on to No.9).

DeFuniak Springs Country Club

No.2: The 170-yard par 3 has a narow three-tier green that slopes from back to front, with a bunker guarding the right side.
Who makes par? Less than 30%.

Golf Garden of Destin

No.7: This par 3 is just 153 yards, but three-quarters of the hole is over wate. If you hit it past the green by 10 yards, you’re in the woods. If you get it on the green, you’ll be fine since its flat.
Who makes par? About 30%.

Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

No.13 Links Golf Club at Sandestin: It’s a par 5 that requires three precise shots, with water on either side all the way through the hole. It’s a scenic hole with Choctowhatchee Bay as the backdrop to the green. The green is narrow and fast.
Who makes par? About 25%.

No.13 Baytowne Golf Club at Sandestin: It’s straight up hill with out of bounds on both sides to an extremely undulating green. It’s also a long par 4 at 463 yards.
Who makes par? About 25%.

No.18 The Raven Golf Club at Sandestin: This hole was rated as the No.1 toughest hole on the Champions Tour in 2006. It has a demanding tee shot, with water on one side, out of bounds on the other and the second shot into a green bordered by very large trees on the right and water on the left. The green is slightly elevated.
Who makes par? About 25%.

Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club

No.18: It’s a 400 yard, par 4 with woods along the right side from the tee to the green. In the middle of the faiway there are elevations, a sand ridge and the shot runs uphill. You can see the flag but you can’t see the green, which has a bunker on the left side and large trees to the left and right. The second shot has to be precise.
Who makes par? About 25%.

Seascape Golf, Beach & Tennis Resort

No.3: It’s a long par 4, usually played in the wind, and the second shot requires you to hit over water. The green is big and slopes from back to front. It’s also guarded by bunkers on both sides.
Who makes par? About 25%.

Windswept Dunes Golf Club, Freeport

No.2: From the back tee, it’s a 245-yard par 3 with some carry over water. There’s a big lake on the hole, with a sand bunker and woods ot the right. The large, undulating green slopes to the right, making it really easy to run the ball back off the green.
Who makes par? About 30%.

Stonebrook Golf Club

No.13: This 495-yard par 5 has water and a wooden bulkhead in front of the long, narrow green.
Who makes par? They won’t even hazard a guess.

Tanglewood Golf and Country Club

No.8: It’s a 225-yard par 3 with a small green, which is dificult to hit because of its size. The ball won’t stay on the green, which slopes down all the way around.
Who makes par? It’s anyone’s guess.

The Club at Hidden Creek

No.8: It’s a long par 5 with a narrow fairway, lined by out of bounds on the right and left. The second shot also leaves no room for error with water on the left and out of bounds on the right. The two-tiered green has water on the left and out of bounds on the right, and some tricky pin positions can make it extra challenging.
Who makes par? About 20%.