Riviera Country Club, The Hole by Hole - 5th Hole

Riviera Country Club, The, California

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Hole 5 at Riviera Country Club is a challenging par 4, stretching 408 yards from the men's tees. This hole presents a slight dogleg left with a fairway width of approximately 34 yards. When approaching the green, golfers should consider the slight dogleg left and the location of the greenside bunker. Golfers should aim to land their approach shot to the right side of the green to avoid any potential hazards on this hole. Finally, for putting on Hole 5 at Riviera Country Club, read your putts carefully, as they can break more than expected due to subtle undulations in this large green area.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 434 yards

Handicap: 11

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Slight dogleg

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

Club Recommendations

Low Handicappers (Driver Distance 280+ Yards): Low handicappers have the advantage of distance off the tee. For this 408-yard par 4, a well-struck drive can put you in an excellent position for a short approach shot. Aim your driver down the center of the fairway, as the slight dogleg left can favor this approach angle. With careful club selection, you might find yourself with a wedge or even a short iron into the green. Keep an eye on the location of the greenside bunker, and aim for the right side of the green to avoid it. Birdies are well within reach for skilled players.

Medium Handicappers (Driver Distance 230-280 Yards): Medium handicappers should focus on accuracy and brilliant club selection. While you have the power to use a driver, consider your control. A fairway wood or hybrid might be safer, ensuring you stay in play. Aiming towards the center-left of the fairway is a strategic move to set up a comfortable approach shot. You'll likely have a mid-iron or long iron into the green from there. Be mindful of the greenside bunker, and aim for the right side of the green for a safer approach. Par is a good target for medium handicappers.

High Handicappers (Driver Distance 200-230 Yards): High handicappers should prioritize keeping the ball in play. Use your driver or fairway wood to get as much distance as possible off the tee while staying in the fairway. Since you'll likely have a longer approach shot, focus on accuracy over power. Consider laying up if the greenside bunker poses a threat. Your approach will probably require a mid to long iron, so aim for the center-left of the fairway to set up a safer shot at the green. Scoring par on this hole would be a solid achievement for high handicappers.

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

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