Shoal Creek Golf Club Hole by Hole - 7th Hole

Shoal Creek Golf Club, Alabama

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Hole 7 at Shoal Creek Golf Club in Birmingham, Alabama 35242 is a par 4 that plays 470 yards from the Championship tees and 360 yards from the Senior Women's tees. This hole has a slight dogleg right with an average fairway width of 33 yards. The green area is 13573 sq ft with 3 bunkers, 5% of which are located greenside.

The tee shot should be played down the left side to take advantage of the dogleg and give yourself a better angle into this large green. Accuracy off the tee will be key as there are three bunkers waiting for any errant shots. Players hitting driver can expect their ball to travel approximately 217 yards while players using 7 iron can expect 140 and pitching wedge 120 respectively (based on average golfer distances).

Local weather conditions across all four seasons should also be taken into consideration when playing this hole: during summer months, altitude may cause drives to fly farther than expected; wind can affect both drives and approaches; while colder temperatures could result in shorter distances covered by each club due to decreased launch speed off clubsface. With some strategic planning based on local conditions, golfers have a good chance at scoring well here!

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 470 yards

Handicap: 3

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Slight dogleg

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

Club Recommendations

The approach shot should be played with a club that will hit the green comfortably while avoiding any of the 3 bunkers. Depending on your distance from the green, you may need to adjust accordingly and choose either a higher or lower lofted club than normal. If playing into a strong wind, it’s important to take extra care in choosing your club as well as making sure you swing at an appropriate speed for the conditions.

Finally, when putting on this large 13573 sq ft green, golfers should read their putts carefully and make sure they are comfortable with their line before committing to their stroke. Aiming slightly left can help avoid any potential trouble around the edges of this wide-open green.

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

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