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Riviera Country Club, The Hole by Hole - 17th Hole

Riviera Country Club, The, California

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Hole 17 at Riviera Country Club is a par 5, measuring 590 yards from the Championship tees and 498 yards from the Women's tees. It features a slight dogleg left with an approximate fairway width of 42 yards. The green area measures 9980 sq ft and has 8 bunkers surrounding it, 2% of which are greenside.

This hole presents golfers with a mix of challenges throughout all four seasons: in the summer months, wind off the Pacific Ocean can be unpredictable; in springtime, cool temperatures may cause ball flight to be lower than normal; in autumn, warm temperatures can lead to longer drives; while winter brings rain that could make for tricky lies on approach shots.

The tee shot here requires accuracy as well as distance - players should aim for the right side of the fairway to give themselves an easier angle into this green protected by bunkers. Depending on your drive length and accuracy you should consider hitting anything from driver (217 yds) down to 7 iron (140 yds). For your second shot you will likely need anywhere between pitching wedge (120 yds) up to 3 wood (230 yds), depending on how far away you end up after your first shot. A good strategy would be aiming for right center portion of this green so that any misses short or long will leave yourself with an uphill putt instead of downhill putt which is much harder control due to speed issues.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 5

Distance: 590 yards

Handicap: 12

Green Area:

9980

Approx Fairway Width:

42

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

2

Bunker Count:

8

Bunkers:

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

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Playing Tips:

1. Aim for the right side of the fairway off your tee shot to give yourself an easier angle into this green.

2. Consider hitting anything from driver (217 yds) down to 7 iron (140 yds) depending on your drive length and accuracy.

3. For your second shot, you will likely need anywhere between pitching wedge (120 yds) up to 3 wood (230 yds).

4. Aim for the right center portion of this green so that any misses short or long will leave yourself with an uphill putt instead of downhill putt which is much harder control due to speed issues.

5. Be mindful of wind off the Pacific Ocean in summer months as well as cool temperatures in springtime, warm temperatures in autumn, and rain in winter - all can affect ball flight and lie conditions on approach shots!

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

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