Aviara Golf Club at Four Seasons Resort Hole by Hole - 8th Hole

Aviara Golf Club at Four Seasons Resort, California

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Hole 8 at Aviara Golf Club is a challenging par 5 with a slight dogleg left. From the championship tees, this hole measures 536 yards and has a handicap of 5, making it one of the more difficult holes on the course. The green area spans over 9500 square feet and is surrounded by two bunkers, which account for only 1% of the total greenside bunkers.

The key to success on this hole will be accuracy off the tee. With an average drive distance of around 217 yards, using a driver may not be necessary for most golfers. Instead, consider using a fairway wood or long iron to ensure that your ball stays in play and avoids any trouble.

The approach shot will also require precision as there is water present near the green. Depending on wind conditions, you may need to adjust your club selection accordingly in order to avoid coming up short and landing in the hazard.

Overall, Hole 8 at Aviara Golf Club offers both challenges and opportunities for skilled golfers looking to improve their scorecard. Pay close attention to weather conditions throughout all four seasons as altitude changes along with temperature can impact ball flight significantly on this lengthy par-5 hole.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 5

Distance: 536 yards

Handicap: 5

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Has Water:



Slight dogleg

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

Club Recommendations

1. Use a fairway wood or long iron off the tee to ensure accuracy and avoid trouble.

2. Pay attention to wind conditions and adjust club selection accordingly on approach shots.

3. Aim for the center of the fairway, as there is water near the green that can come into play.

4. Take note of altitude changes and temperature fluctuations throughout all four seasons, as they can impact ball flight significantly on this lengthy hole.

5. Consider laying up if you are not confident in your ability to clear the water hazard near the green with your approach shot.

6. Avoid going for risky shots that could result in landing in one of the two bunkers surrounding the green area.

7. Practice precision with your short game before playing this hole, as it has one of the largest greens on the course at over 9500 square feet.

8. Keep an eye out for any potential hazards or obstacles along both sides of this slight dogleg left hole.

9. For longer hitters, consider using a hybrid club instead of a driver off the tee to have better control over distance and direction.

10 . Remember that patience is key on this challenging par 5 - don't get too aggressive and risk losing strokes unnecessarily.

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

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