Torrey Pines Golf Club ' South Course ' Hole by Hole - 3rd Hole

Torrey Pines Golf Club ' South Course ', California

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Hole 3 at Torrey Pines South Course is a par 3, playing 200 yards from the championship tees. It has an elevated tee box that overlooks the green and surrounding area making for a visually stunning shot. The green is 9151 square feet in size and features one greenside bunker as 11% of its total area.

This hole can be tricky depending on the weather conditions; altitude, temperature and wind can all affect ball flight here. In summer months, with higher temperatures and lighter winds, golfers should pay special attention to club selection off the tee to make sure they don't carry too far into trouble or short-side themselves on this large green. During winter months when temperatures are lower and winds tend to pick up more often, golfers should plan accordingly so their shots have enough spin to hold onto this large putting surface. For most average players hitting a 7 iron will give them enough distance control while still having enough spin if needed.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 3

Distance: 200 yards

Handicap: 13

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

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For the green, golfers should avoid going for the pin if they don't have a great angle or are too far away. Instead, look to land your approach shot in an area that will leave you with a relatively easy up-and-down. The greenside bunker only covers 11% of the total area so there is plenty of room to work with here; pick out an area on the green and aim for it!

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

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