Shoal Creek Golf Club Hole by Hole - 17th Hole

Shoal Creek Golf Club, Alabama

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Hole 17 at Shoal Creek Golf Club is a challenging Par 5 that plays 550 yards from the Championship tees. The fairway is 35 yards wide and curves slightly to the right, so accuracy off the tee shot is key. There are three bunkers located on this hole, two of which guard the green making it important to hit your approach shot in the correct spot. In addition, due to its location in Birmingham, Alabama, players should be aware of changing weather conditions throughout each season as wind and temperature can impact ball flight. This hole has an overall handicap rating of 14 and requires two good shots for players to reach in regulation. From the Championship tees a driver will leave you around 250-270 yards out with a 7 iron getting you close enough for an eagle putt or birdie attempt depending on your lie and distance control into the green.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 5

Distance: 550 yards

Handicap: 14

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Slight dogleg

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Some fairway bunkers, with the majority (51%) strategically placed around the area.

Club Recommendations

Playing Tips:

1. Take your time off the tee and aim for accuracy over distance. A well-placed drive is key to setting yourself up for success on this hole.

2. Be aware of the bunkers that guard the green, and make sure you hit your approach shot in a spot where you can avoid them if possible.

3. Consider playing an extra club into the green to ensure that you have enough control over your shot to land it close to the pin or in a safe spot away from any hazards like bunkers or water features.

4. Wind and temperature conditions should be taken into account when selecting clubs and aiming shots, as these can significantly affect ball flight depending on their intensity at any given moment during playtime.

5. If you are able, practice on this hole prior to playing so that you can get familiar with its layout and difficulty level before attempting it during competition play; even one practice round could prove beneficial!

"The most important shot in golf is the next one."
- Ben Hogan

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