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Aviara Golf Club at Four Seasons Resort Hole by Hole - 5th Hole

Aviara Golf Club at Four Seasons Resort, California

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Hole 5 at Aviara Golf Club is a challenging par 5 that requires both distance and accuracy to score well. From the championship tees, this hole measures 543 yards with a slight dogleg right. The fairway width is approximately 43 yards, so it's important to hit your tee shot in the correct position for your approach shot.

The green area on this hole is quite large, measuring at 8690 square feet. However, only four percent of the total bunkers are greenside, making them less of a factor for approach shots. Instead, golfers should focus on avoiding the six bunkers scattered throughout the fairway.

In terms of club selection off the tee, using a driver would be recommended as it can provide enough distance to potentially reach the green in two shots. However, players must also consider any potential wind or temperature changes that may affect their ball flight due to Aviara's location in Carlsbad, California.

For an average golfer who hits their driver around 217 yards and has a seven iron distance of about 140 yards and pitching wedge distance of about 120 yards, aiming for placement rather than pure power may be more beneficial on this hole. A well-placed drive could set up an opportunity for reaching the green in three shots with an accurate second shot using either a hybrid or long iron.

On approach shots into this large green complex surrounded by minimal greenside bunkering and no water hazards present on Hole #5 at Aviara Golf Club; golfers should pay close attention to pin placement when choosing their club selection from distances ranging between roughly ~140-~120yds out respectively from each respective yardage marker post (as seen below). Additionally depending upon seasonal weather conditions such as altitude or wind speed/direction variations which may impact carry/rollout distances differently based upon different clubs selected accordingly relative

to these varying factors - especially during the summer and fall seasons when temperatures are higher and winds may be stronger. Therefore, it is important to carefully consider these factors before making your approach shot.

Overall, hole 5 at Aviara Golf Club is a challenging yet strategic par 5 that requires both distance and accuracy off the tee as well as on approach shots. With careful club selection and consideration of weather conditions, golfers can navigate this hole successfully and hopefully score well.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 5

Distance: 543 yards

Handicap: 1

Green Area:

8690

Approx Fairway Width:

43

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

4

Bunker Count:

6

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

1. Use a driver off the tee for maximum distance, but consider any potential wind or temperature changes that may affect your ball flight.

2. Aim for placement rather than pure power on your drive to avoid the six bunkers scattered throughout the fairway.

3. Consider using a hybrid or long iron on your second shot instead of trying to reach the green in two shots, as it can provide more accuracy and control.

4. Pay close attention to pin placement when choosing your club selection for approach shots from distances ranging between ~140-~120 yards out.

5. Take into account seasonal weather conditions such as altitude or wind speed/direction variations which may impact carry/rollout distances differently based upon different clubs selected accordingly relative to these varying factors - especially during summer and fall seasons.

6. Avoid getting too aggressive with your approach shot and potentially ending up in one of the four greenside bunkers surrounding the large green complex.

7. Overall, focus on both distance and accuracy when approaching this challenging par 5 hole at Aviara Golf Club, taking into consideration all factors before making each shot decision.

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

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