Spyglass Hill Golf Course Hole by Hole - 16th Hole

Spyglass Hill Golf Course, California

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Hole 16 at Spyglass Hill Golf Course is a challenging par 4 that requires precision and strategy to conquer. Located in the beautiful Pebble Beach, California, this course offers stunning views and varying weather conditions throughout the year.

Measuring at 476 yards from the championship tees, Hole 16 has a handicap of 2 which reflects its difficulty level for even the most skilled golfers. The slight dogleg right shape of this hole adds an extra layer of complexity to the already challenging distance.

For your tee shot, it is recommended to use a driver with an average distance of 217 yards. This will leave you with approximately 259 yards left to reach the green. However, keep in mind that altitude and wind can greatly impact ball flight conditions on this hole so be sure to adjust accordingly.

The fairway width is relatively narrow at only 27 yards, making accuracy crucial off the tee. There are two bunkers strategically placed along the fairway which should be avoided as they can significantly increase your score.

As you approach the green area measuring at a spacious 11730 square feet, there are two greenside bunkers representing only three percent of total bunker coverage on this hole. While these bunkers may not seem like much of a threat, their placement near the green makes them difficult hazards to avoid when approaching with shorter clubs such as pitching wedge (120 yards) or even seven iron (140 yards).

With no water hazards present on Hole 16, focus on hitting accurate shots onto an expansive putting surface where subtle breaks and slopes make reading putts critical for scoring well here.

No matter what season you play in - whether it's summer heat or winter chill - always take into consideration how temperature and wind can affect your game before taking each shot. Overall,Hole 16 at Spyglass Hill Golf Course demands strategic thinking and precise execution from every golfer who takes it on – but those who do so successfully will be rewarded with a memorable experience on one of the world's most prestigious courses.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 476 yards

Handicap: 2

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Has Water:



Slight dogleg

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

Club Recommendations

1. Use a driver for your tee shot to maximize distance, but be prepared to adjust for altitude and wind.

2. Aim for the center of the fairway off the tee to avoid the two strategically placed bunkers.

3. Pay attention to any changes in wind direction and strength before each shot.

4. When approaching the green, take into account the expansive putting surface and subtle breaks and slopes.

5. Avoid being short on approach shots as it increases chances of ending up in one of the greenside bunkers near the green.

6. Take time to read putts carefully before making your stroke on this spacious putting surface.

7. Keep an eye out for any potential changes in weather conditions that may affect your game throughout this challenging par 4 hole.

8. If possible, try to play Hole 16 during favorable weather conditions such as mild temperatures with minimal wind for optimal scoring opportunities.

Remember, precision is key when tackling Hole 16 at Spyglass Hill Golf Course – so stay focused and execute each shot with strategy and care!

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

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