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Shoal Creek Golf Club Hole by Hole - 5th Hole

Shoal Creek Golf Club, Alabama

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Hole 5 at Shoal Creek Golf Club is a par 3 that plays 220 yards from the championship tees, 190 yards from the pro tees, 165 yards from the senior tees and 110 yards for senior women's tees. The green area measures 8567 square feet and is guarded by three bunkers accounting for 10% of its total surface area.

The weather conditions in Birmingham can vary significantly throughout the year with hot summers and mild winters. During summer months, temperatures range between 75-95 degrees Fahrenheit with high humidity levels making it difficult to hit long shots due to decreased ball speed as well as increased wind resistance. In winter months, temperatures range between 40-60 degrees Fahrenheit which allows for more distance off the tee due to lower air density but also makes it harder to judge distances accurately since there are no leaves on trees providing visual cues.

Given an average driver length of 217 yards and 7 iron length of 140 yards, golfers should aim for a slightly right center line off the tee when playing from any of these five sets of tees. This shot will leave them with a mid-iron approach into a large green surrounded by bunkers on either side so accuracy is key here in order to give themselves an opportunity at birdie or even eagle if they're feeling lucky!

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 3

Distance: 220 yards

Handicap: 15

Green Area:

8567

Approx Fairway Width:

Has Water:

True

Curvature:

Percent Bunkers Near green:

10

Bunker Count:

3

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

For players playing from the championship tees, they should focus on hitting a long and straight drive to give themselves the best chance at reaching the green in regulation. They should also be aware of wind conditions and adjust their club selection accordingly as it can have a major impact on shot distance.

For players playing from the pro tees, they should aim for a slightly left center line off the tee in order to give themselves more room to work with when approaching the green. This will leave them with an easier mid-iron approach into a large green surrounded by bunkers so accuracy is key here in order to give themselves an opportunity at birdie or even eagle if they're feeling lucky!

For players playing from either senior or senior women's tees, they should focus on hitting accurate shots that are not too far right or left of target as this will leave them with shorter approaches into greens guarded by bunkers. Players may want to consider using hybrids instead of irons off these tees due to their increased forgiveness which could help them stick closer shots onto these tricky greens.

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

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