Morgan Run Resort & Club - South Hole by Hole - 5th Hole

Morgan Run Resort & Club - South, California

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Welcome to the 5th hole at Morgan Run Resort & Club - South in Rancho Santa Fe, California. This par 5 is a challenging but rewarding hole that requires both distance and strategy to navigate successfully.

From the championship tees, this hole measures 508 yards, making it one of the longer holes on the course. With a handicap of 12, it's clear that this hole presents some difficulty for even the most skilled golfers. However, with careful planning and execution, you can still come out on top.

The fairway is approximately 36 yards wide and features a slight dogleg right. This means that your tee shot will need to be placed strategically in order to set yourself up for an optimal approach shot.

Speaking of tee shots, let's talk about club selection. Based on your average distances with each club provided (driver: ~217 yards), we recommend using your driver off the tee here. Aim for accuracy over distance as there are six bunkers scattered throughout this hole waiting to catch any errant shots.

As you make your way down the fairway towards the green area which measures a modest 5097 sq ft., keep in mind that water does not come into play on this particular hole. However, don't get too comfortable just yet because there are still six bunkers lurking around – four along either side of the fairway and two greenside bunkers as a % of total near the front left corner of the green.

When approaching from an average distance (140-120 yards) after hitting your drive and potentially laying up depending on where you land off-the-tee; use caution when aiming for these pins as they're typically tucked behind those aforementioned traps or positioned closer than usual towards them due to their presence influencing player decision-making during tournament play especially since it affects scoring ability given its relative position within proximity between ball placement versus pin location while taking into account wind direction/speed, altitude and temperature as these factors can impact ball flight conditions.

Overall, this hole requires a combination of power and precision to conquer it. With careful planning, smart club selection and accurate shots, you can make your way towards the green in regulation or better. Good luck!

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 5

Distance: 508 yards

Handicap: 12

Green Area:


Approx Fairway Width:


Has Water:



Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:


Bunker Count:



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

Club Recommendations

1. Use your driver off the tee for accuracy, not distance.

2. Aim for the center of the fairway to avoid bunkers on both sides.

3. Be aware of the slight dogleg right and adjust your aim accordingly.

4. Take into account wind direction/speed, altitude and temperature when selecting a club and planning your shots.

5. Lay up if necessary to avoid potential hazards or difficult approach shots.

6. When approaching from 140-120 yards out, be cautious of pin placement near greenside bunkers or tucked behind traps.

7. Focus on precision over power when hitting onto the green to avoid getting caught in one of the six bunkers surrounding it.

8. With careful planning and execution, you can conquer this challenging par 5 hole with a combination of skillful shots and strategic thinking.

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

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