Wilshire Country Club Hole by Hole - 5th Hole

Wilshire Country Club, California

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Hole 5 at Wilshire Country Club is a short par 4 with a slight dogleg left. With bunkers and water hazards in play, strategic placement off the tee is crucial for optimal scoring potential throughout all four seasons.

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 4

Distance: 379 yards

Handicap: 7

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:

The low handicapper has the advantage of being able to hit a drive over 280 yards, which gives them the opportunity to reach this short par 4 in one shot. However, with bunkers and water hazards strategically placed throughout the hole, it’s important for them to be strategic off the tee. A well-placed drive down the left side of the fairway will leave them with a shorter approach shot and avoid any potential trouble on the right.

Mid Handicapper:

The mid handicapper should also aim for a drive down the left side of this slight dogleg left hole. With an average distance of around 230 yards off their driver, they may not have enough distance to reach this green in one shot. Instead, they should focus on hitting a straight drive that avoids any potential hazards and leaves them with a comfortable approach shot into this relatively small green.

High Handicapper:

For high handicappers who typically hit their drives around 200 yards or less, playing smart is key on this hole. They should aim for accuracy over distance and play their tee shot towards the wider part of fairway on the right side. This will give them more room for error and set up a better angle for their second shot into this challenging green.

Weather Considerations:

Los Angeles is known for its mild weather year-round but there are still factors that can impact ball flight at Wilshire Country Club. In warmer temperatures during spring and summer months, players may experience longer distances due to thinner air at higher altitudes in LA. In contrast, cooler temperatures during fall and winter could result in shorter distances due to denser air.

Bunker Placement & Green Side Bunkers:

With nine bunkers scattered throughout Hole 5 at Wilshire Country Club, precision is key when approaching this green from any tee box type. The percent of bunker on green is relatively low at only two percent but these bunkers are strategically placed to catch any errant shots. Players should be mindful of their approach shots and aim for the center of this small green, avoiding any potential hazards.

In conclusion, Hole 5 at Wilshire Country Club is a short but challenging par 4 that requires strategic placement off the tee and precision on approach shots. With bunkers and water hazards in play, players of all handicap levels must carefully consider their shot selection in order to optimize scoring potential throughout all four seasons.

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

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