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PGA West (Nicklaus Tournament course) Hole by Hole - 10th Hole

PGA West (Nicklaus Tournament course), California

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Hole 10 at PGA West (Nicklaus Tournament course) is a challenging par 4, with a distance of 370 yards from the championship tees. The hole has a handicap of 14, making it one of the more difficult holes on the course. This slight dogleg left requires precision and strategy to score well.

From the tee box, golfers should aim for an accurate drive of around 217 yards in order to set up an ideal approach shot. The fairway width is relatively narrow at only 31 yards, so accuracy off the tee is crucial. A driver or fairway wood may be used depending on individual skill level and weather conditions.

The approach shot will require careful consideration as well, with an average distance of around 140 yards needed for a successful second shot. However, keep in mind that this number can vary greatly depending on factors such as altitude and wind conditions which are common in La Quinta's desert climate.

Strategically placed bunkers line both sides of the fairway leading up to the green, but they only make up about 2% of total greenside area. Golfers should take note and use caution when aiming their shots towards these bunkers during their approach.

The green itself measures at approximately 7,861 square feet and offers some undulation that could affect putting lines if not carefully considered. Depending on pin placement and wind direction/velocity players may opt for either pitching wedge or short iron into this large green complex.

Overall Hole #10 provides golfers with plenty challenges due to its length combined with tight driving areas guarded by strategically placed bunkering while also offering opportunities for scoring birdie through precise execution off both drive & approach shots coupled together with solid putting skills - all key elements necessary to conquer any Nicklaus designed layout!

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 370 yards

Handicap: 14

Green Area:

7861

Approx Fairway Width:

31

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

2

Bunker Count:

5

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

1. Accuracy off the tee is key on this narrow fairway, so consider using a driver or fairway wood depending on your skill level and weather conditions.

2. Aim for an accurate drive of around 217 yards to set up an ideal approach shot.

3. Take into account factors such as altitude and wind conditions when determining the distance needed for your approach shot.

4. Be cautious of strategically placed bunkers lining both sides of the fairway leading up to the green, which only make up about 2% of total greenside area.

5. Use caution when aiming towards these bunkers during your approach shot.

6. Depending on pin placement and wind direction/velocity, consider using either a pitching wedge or short iron into the large green complex measuring at approximately 7,861 square feet with some undulation that could affect putting lines if not carefully considered.

7. Remember that precision and strategy are crucial on this challenging par 4 hole, but also keep in mind opportunities for scoring birdie through precise execution off both drive & approach shots coupled together with solid putting skills - all key elements necessary to conquer any Nicklaus designed layout!

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

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