Pebble Beach Golf Links Hole by Hole - 8th Hole

Pebble Beach Golf Links, California

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Hole 8 at Pebble Beach, a par 4 with yardages ranging from 351 to 416 yards, features a slight dogleg right and plays uphill. The fairway, approximately 50 yards wide, offers a generous landing area, but elevation changes and a coastal breeze, particularly strong in the afternoon, make club selection crucial for both tee and approach shots. Additionally, water hazards present a significant challenge, necessitating accurate shots to avoid penalties.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 416 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

High Handicapper: High handicappers should focus on a safe tee shot using a club that offers both distance and control, like a fairway wood or a hybrid. The goal is to utilize the fairway's width while accounting for the wind. For the approach, a mid-iron is advisable, considering the hole's elevation and potential wind effects. Accuracy is key to avoid water hazards and bunkers.

Medium Handicapper: Medium handicappers should use a driver or a 3-wood for the tee shot, aiming to make the most of the wide fairway. However, accuracy remains a priority due to the water hazards. The approach shot, likely with a mid to long iron, should factor in the uphill nature and wind conditions. Consistent practice swings can help adjust for these variables.

Low Handicapper: Low handicappers can be more aggressive off the tee, potentially using a driver to gain distance. The challenge lies in managing the elevation and wind for both the drive and the approach. A long iron or a fairway wood might be required for the uphill approach, with a focus on precision to avoid bunkers and water hazards. Fine-tuning club selection based on wind and temperature variations is crucial for a successful approach.

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

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