- Hole 1 – a difficult opening tee shot as usually into the wind. Out of bounds on both sides but still room for error. An elevated green awaits second shot that slopes back to front. Staying below pin will help on putt. A few balls on the range before and head out will help get you off to a good start on this hole as one of the harder ones at Briarwood.
- Hole 4 – the signature hole at Briarwood as danger awaits every shot here. A medium length Par 5 but par is a very good score here. The hole is tree lined for most of the hole with 2 small creeks crossing the fairways. Long hitters must know their distance not to hit it in the first one and then going for green in 2 is high risk as another creek is about 15 yards short of the green with trees guarding the right side. On second shot a creek follows the right side of the fairway, which finds a few balls. Laying up to a wedge is smart here. The green also slopes severely from back to front so staying below pin is advisable.
- Hole 10 – A short Par 5 slightly downhill. Hole can easily be reached in 2 for longer hitters. Practice range is on left side, which is O.B. So be careful of tee a creek runs in front of the green at an angle so a poorly hit second shot may find this. The largest green on the course is here at the 10th. This is where you can really start to make some birdies at Briarwood.
- Hole 11 – A drivable short Par 4 that is out of bounds on left side all the way to the green which makes this a very high risk high reward hole. Knock it on and a chance at an eagle, put it left and a double bogey awaits you. An iron and a wedge to the green will still give you a very good chance at birdie.
- Hole 13 – A short hole but doglegs hard right to left. A very well placed tee shot is a must as a small window to get to this small green. Usually a hybrid or long iron will leave most golfers in the middle of the fairway. If too short off tee or hit long through fairway and will be blocked out by a few large trees. Finding the green in regulation will usually leave you a makeable birdie.
- Hole 15 – This hole gives you a very scenic view off the tee as you hit over a small pond with trees on the left and trees on right in distance. A right to left tee shot is favorable here but finding these trees will make par hard to get. If ball finds fairway, long hitters can get home in 2 but hard as a small green sits here at 15, 3 shot hole for most golfers. Green is small so finding it in regulation will give you a makeable birdie putt.
- Hole 18 - The finishing hole at Briarwood can be easy or difficult; it all depends on the wind, which usually is into you. Hitting a very good tee shot sets the hole up well. A poor tee shot and Par will be hard to find. The green has bunkers on both sides of a green that slopes back to front. Long hitters will have to avoid the trees at the 100-yard markers as fairway narrows here.