Shadowridge Golf Club Hole by Hole - 5th Hole

Shadowridge Golf Club, California

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Hole 5 at Shadowridge Golf Club is a challenging par 4 that requires precision and strategy to score well. From the championship tees, this hole measures 371 yards with a slight dogleg left and has a handicap of 9.

Off the tee, it is recommended to hit a driver for an average golfer who hits around 217 yards. However, be mindful of the slight dogleg left as anything too far right could end up in trouble. The fairway width is only about 33 yards so accuracy off the tee is crucial.

The approach shot will likely require a mid-iron or long iron depending on your distance from the green. With an average distance of around 140 yards for a 7 iron, aim for accuracy rather than distance as there are five bunkers strategically placed throughout the hole. These greenside bunkers make up just 2% of total bunker coverage but can still cause trouble if you find yourself in them.

One factor to consider when playing this hole is the local weather conditions throughout each season. Being located in Vista, California means that temperatures can get quite hot during summer months which may impact ball flight and require adjustments to club selection. Additionally, wind can also play a role in how you approach this hole so pay attention to its direction before making your shots.

Overall, Hole #5 at Shadowridge Golf Club offers both challenges and opportunities for scoring well depending on how strategic you are with your shots off the tee and onto the green.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 371 yards

Handicap: 9

Green Area:


Approx Fairway Width:


Has Water:



Slight dogleg

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Bunker Count:



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

Club Recommendations

1. Use a driver off the tee for maximum distance, but be mindful of the slight dogleg left and aim slightly to the right to avoid trouble.

2. Accuracy is key on this narrow fairway, so focus on hitting straight shots rather than trying to hit it as far as possible.

3. Take into account local weather conditions, especially during hot summer months where adjustments may need to be made due to ball flight being impacted.

4. Pay attention to wind direction before making your approach shot onto the green and adjust your club selection accordingly.

5. Aim for accuracy over distance on your approach shot, as there are five strategically placed bunkers around the green that can cause trouble if you're not careful.

6. If possible, try to position yourself below or level with the hole when approaching from a mid-iron or long iron distance in order to have an easier uphill putt.

7. Be aware of any slopes or breaks on the green and take those into consideration when lining up your putts in order to minimize three-putting.

8. Remember that this hole offers opportunities for scoring well if played strategically, so don't get too aggressive and risk ending up in one of the greenside bunkers or out-of-bounds areas.

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

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