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Shadowridge Golf Club Hole by Hole - 3rd Hole

Shadowridge Golf Club, California

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Hole 3 at Shadowridge Golf Club is a challenging par 4, with a distance of 405 yards from the championship tees. This hole has a handicap of 1, making it one of the most difficult holes on the course. The tee shot requires accuracy as there are five bunkers strategically placed along the fairway and greenside.

The fairway on this hole is approximately 38 yards wide and has slight curvature, creating a dogleg left. This means that players will need to aim slightly to the right off the tee in order to set themselves up for an ideal approach shot.

At an altitude of approximately 400 feet above sea level, players may experience slightly longer ball flight distances due to thinner air. However, wind can also play a factor here as this hole is relatively open and exposed.

For your average golfer who hits their driver around 217 yards, it would be recommended to hit their driver off the tee in order to get close enough for an approach shot with either their mid-iron or short iron.

Approaching the green will require precision as there are only five bunkers surrounding it and they cover just about 1% of its total area. Players should take note that missing long or left could result in being caught by these bunkers which could add strokes onto their scorecard.

In terms of club selection for approaching this green, using your pitching wedge (around ~120 yards) would be ideal if you're able to hit it accurately since there's not much room behind or beside this green before finding yourself out-of-bounds or needing another delicate chip back onto putting surface.

Overall, Hole #3 at Shadowridge Golf Club demands both accuracy and strategy from golfers looking to improve their scoring potential. With proper club selection off the tee and precision on approach shots towards a well-guarded green complex - players can successfully navigate through what many consider one of toughest holes at this course. Regardless of the season, players should be mindful of potential wind conditions and adjust their shots accordingly in order to achieve the best possible outcome on this challenging par 4.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 405 yards

Handicap: 1

Green Area:

6909

Approx Fairway Width:

38

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

1

Bunker Count:

5

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

1. Aim slightly to the right off the tee in order to set up an ideal approach shot for this dogleg left hole.

2. Take note of potential wind conditions and adjust shots accordingly.

3. Use a driver off the tee to get closer for an approach shot with either a mid-iron or short iron.

4. For average golfers hitting their driver around 217 yards, aim for approximately 180 yards on your drive in order to avoid bunkers strategically placed along the fairway.

5. Precision is key when approaching the green as there are only five bunkers surrounding it and missing long or left could result in adding strokes onto your scorecard.

6. Consider using a pitching wedge (around ~120 yards) for approaching this green if you're able to hit it accurately, as there's not much room behind or beside the green before finding yourself out-of-bounds or needing another delicate chip back onto putting surface.

7. Be mindful of altitude at approximately 400 feet above sea level which may result in longer ball flight distances, but also be aware of potential wind conditions which can affect shots on this relatively open and exposed hole.

8. Overall, accuracy and strategy are crucial on Hole #3 at Shadowridge Golf Club - focus on proper club selection and precision on both your tee shot and approach shots towards a well-guarded green complex in order to improve scoring potential on this challenging par 4 hole.

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

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