Wilshire Country Club Hole by Hole - 16th Hole

Wilshire Country Club, California

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Strategic Summary: The 16th hole at Wilshire Country Club is a challenging Par 5 with a slight dogleg right and multiple bunkers. With varying teebox distances, the best approach for optimal scoring potential will depend on weather conditions, particularly wind speed and direction.

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 5

Distance: 555 yards

Handicap: 6

Green Area:


Approx Fairway Width:


Has Water:



Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:


Bunker Count:



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

Club Recommendations

Low Handicapper:

Optimal Strategy: For low handicappers, the 16th hole at Wilshire Country Club offers a great opportunity for an eagle. With a drive of over 280 yards, players can easily reach the green in two shots. However, with multiple bunkers lining both sides of the fairway and surrounding the green, accuracy is key. Keep an eye on wind conditions as it can greatly impact ball flight and potentially lead to finding one of these hazards.

Mid Handicapper:

Optimal Strategy: The mid handicapper should approach this hole with caution. While still capable of reaching the green in two shots with a drive around 230 yards, they must be mindful of their shot placement due to the slight dogleg right and numerous bunkers. If facing strong winds or unfamiliarity with this course, consider laying up before attempting your approach shot.

High Handicapper:

Optimal Strategy: As a high handicapper, your main focus on this hole should be avoiding mistakes. With a shorter drive averaging around 200 yards, it may not be feasible to reach the green in two shots without risking landing in one of the many bunkers or water hazard that runs along the left side. Instead, aim for accuracy off the tee and lay up before taking your approach shot.

Weather Considerations:

Summer (June-August): During summer months at Wilshire Country Club temperatures can soar into triple digits which could result in longer drives but also make playing conditions more challenging due to dry air.

Fall (September-November): Fall brings cooler temperatures and potential gusty winds from Santa Ana conditions that could affect ball flight.

Winter (December-February): Winter weather brings rain showers which will soften fairways making them less firm resulting in shorter drives but also reducing roll-out when hitting into greens.

Spring (March-May): Springtime typically has mild weather conditions but keep an eye out for occasional strong winds coming off the Pacific Ocean.


With its challenging layout and potential for strong winds, the 16th hole at Wilshire Country Club requires careful consideration and strategic planning. Low handicappers can aim for an eagle with a long drive, mid handicappers must prioritize accuracy over distance, and high handicappers should focus on avoiding hazards to minimize mistakes. Be aware of weather conditions throughout the year as they can greatly impact ball flight and course playability. With proper strategy and execution, this hole offers opportunities for all skill levels to score well.

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

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