Arrowood Golf Club Hole by Hole - 4th Hole

Arrowood Golf Club, California

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Hole 4 at Arrowood Golf Club is a challenging par 4 that demands precision and strategic planning. Located in Oceanside, California, this hole measures 413 yards from the Championship tees and has a handicap of 12.

The tee shot on this hole requires accuracy as it is a slight dogleg left with water not coming into play but four bunkers strategically placed along the fairway. The average golfer should aim to hit their driver approximately 217 yards off the tee to leave themselves with a manageable approach shot.

As for weather conditions, players should be aware of how altitude and temperature may impact their ball flight. Being located near the coast, wind can also be a factor on this hole especially during the summer months when winds pick up towards midday.

For an optimal approach shot, using a pitching wedge or even a short iron would be recommended for most golfers as they typically hit these clubs around 120-140 yards. However, depending on pin placement and green conditions, some may opt for a longer club such as a seven iron which averages around 140 yards.

Speaking of greenside bunkers, there are only four on this hole accounting for just three percent of total bunkers on the course's large green measuring at approximately 7,892 square feet. Thus giving players ample room to land their shots safely onto the putting surface without having to worry about hazards surrounding it.

Overall Hole Four at Arrowood Golf Club offers both challenges and opportunities for scoring well with its slightly curved fairway lined by four bunkers leading up to its spacious green protected by minimal hazards. By following our recommendations based on your skill level you'll have no problem conquering this beautiful yet demanding par-4 throughout all four seasons here in sunny Southern California!

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 413 yards

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Slight dogleg

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

Club Recommendations

1. Accuracy is key off the tee on this hole, so consider using a fairway wood or hybrid instead of a driver to avoid the bunkers.

2. Aim for around 217 yards off the tee to leave yourself with a manageable approach shot.

3. Pay attention to weather conditions, especially wind, as it can impact your ball flight and potentially throw off your accuracy.

4. For most golfers, using a pitching wedge or short iron for their approach shot will be optimal due to the average distances they hit these clubs. However, take into consideration pin placement and green conditions before selecting your club.

5. Don't be afraid to use a longer club like a seven iron if needed for your approach shot, but make sure you have enough control over it to avoid any hazards surrounding the green.

6. With only four greenside bunkers on this hole and plenty of room on the large green, focus on landing your shots safely onto the putting surface rather than trying risky shots near hazards.

7. Keep in mind that this hole offers both challenges and scoring opportunities, so stay focused and make smart decisions based on your skill level throughout all four seasons in sunny Southern California.

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

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