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Birch Ridge Golf Course Hole by Hole - 5th Hole

Birch Ridge Golf Course, Alaska

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Hole 5 at Birch Ridge Golf Course is a par 4, ranging from 305 yards for the Men's tees to 165 yards for the Women's. It has a slight dogleg left with an approximate fairway width of 65 yards and no water or bunkers in play. The green area measures 25733 sq ft with 0% greenside bunker coverage.

This hole plays slightly easier than its handicap rating suggests due to its length, so players should aim to take advantage of this by taking aggressive lines off the tee box. In summer months, when temperatures are higher, golfers will need to be aware that their ball flight may travel further than expected due to increased air density at Alaska’s altitude; during these times they should adjust accordingly and avoid overshooting the fairway. During winter months, cold temperatures can cause balls to fly shorter distances; golfers should also consider adjusting their club selection if needed as a result of this effect on ball flight distance.

For longer hitters off the Mens' tees, it is possible to reach the green in two shots depending on wind conditions and club selection - however most players would benefit more from playing conservatively and aiming for a layup shot about 150-170 yards out from the green which will leave them with an approach shot between 100-120 yards using either their pitching wedge or 7 iron depending on wind conditions and elevation changes around the green complex.

Teebox type: Men's

Par: 4

Distance: 305 yards

Handicap: 10

Green Area:

25733

Approx Fairway Width:

65

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

0

Bunker Count:

0

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

For shorter hitters off the Women's tees, they should aim for a layup shot about 80-100 yards out from the green which will leave them with an approach shot between 60-80 yards. This will give them more control and accuracy over their approach shots due to reduced distance.

Players should be aware that this hole has no water or bunkers in play - so if they find themselves in trouble, there are usually plenty of bailout options available around the green complex such as chipping back into fairway or laying up short of any hazards.

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

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