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Shoal Creek Golf Club Hole by Hole - 3rd Hole

Shoal Creek Golf Club, Alabama

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Hole 3 at Shoal Creek Golf Club is a 530-yard par 5 from the Championship tees, rated 11 for handicap. This hole plays as a slight dogleg right with an approximate fairway width of 35 yards and no water hazards. There are five bunkers scattered around the hole, with five percent of them located on or near the green.

The weather in Birmingham can vary greatly throughout each season; during summer months temperatures can reach up to 90°F while winter months may drop down into the 30s and 40s°F. The altitude does not dramatically affect ball flight conditions but wind speeds should be taken into account when selecting clubs for both tee shots and approaches as they tend to increase during spring and fall months.

Given that our golfer hits a driver ~217 yards, 7 iron ~140 yards and pitching wedge ~120 yards, it would be wise to lay up off the tee due to length of this par 5 (530 yards). A good strategy would be to hit a hybrid or long iron off the tee in order to set up an approach shot within 150-175 yard range depending on wind speed/direction. From there, select either your 7 iron or pitching wedge depending on how close you are able to get after your second shot. Be sure avoid any greenside bunkers by keeping your approach shots short left side of this slightly doglegged right hole!

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 5

Distance: 530 yards

Handicap: 11

Green Area:

8383

Approx Fairway Width:

35

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

5

Bunker Count:

5

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

Playing tips for Hole 3 at Shoal Creek Golf Club:

1. Lay up off the tee with a hybrid or long iron to set up an approach shot within 150-175 yards.

2. Take wind speed and direction into account when selecting clubs for both tee shots and approaches as they tend to increase during spring and fall months.

3. Avoid any greenside bunkers by keeping your approach shots short left side of this slightly doglegged right hole!

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

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