Encinitas Ranch Golf Course Hole by Hole - 12th Hole

Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, California

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Hole #12 at Encinitas Ranch Golf Course is a challenging par 3. From the Championship tees, it plays 169 yards and has an assigned handicap of 17. The Pro tees play to the same distance while the Men's tee measures 130 yards and Women's 110 yards. The green area is 13511 square feet in size with three bunkers surrounding 13% of its perimeter.

The approach shot requires precise accuracy as any shots that miss left or right will be met by thick rough or one of the three strategically placed greenside bunkers respectively. In addition, local weather conditions can have a significant impact on strategy due to altitude, temperature and wind changes across all four seasons at this course location in Encinitas, California 92024. A golfer should adjust their club selection accordingly depending on these factors; for example if there is a strong tailwind they may opt for less club than usual whereas into a headwind they could add more club to compensate for ball flight reduction caused by increased drag from air resistance against spin on the golf ball. For reference, given an average driver swing speed of ~217 yards, 7 iron ~140 yards and pitching wedge ~120 yards this hole would typically require between 6-7 iron for most players from either tee box type mentioned above.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 3

Distance: 169 yards

Handicap: 17

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

Club Recommendations

The green complex features a wide variety of contours and undulations, so it is important to select the right club for your approach shot in order to have the best chance at hitting a relatively flat area on the putting surface. If possible, try to pick out an intermediate target (i.e. a tree or other object) between you and the pin that can be used as an aiming point while also providing some visual feedback on ball flight direction and shape. Additionally, if playing from either of the championship tees then taking one more club than normal may help avoid any potential hazards due to yardage being slightly longer than expected; this will give you extra room for error and ensure that you are left with an easier up-and-down situation should your initial shot fall short or end up off line. Finally, when selecting your putter it would be wise to take into account any breaks/slopes present on the green which could influence where your ball ends up after contact is made - read all putts carefully and choose wisely!

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

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