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Bradenton Country Club Hole by Hole - 8th Hole

Bradenton Country Club, Florida

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Hole 8 at Bradenton Country Club is a challenging par 5 that requires both distance and accuracy. Located in Bradenton, Florida, this hole measures 492 yards from the championship tees with a slight dogleg left. The handicap of 17 reflects the difficulty of this hole for average golfers.

Off the tee, it is recommended to use a driver to maximize distance and position yourself for your second shot. With an average driving distance of 217 yards, most players will have around 275 yards remaining to reach the green in regulation.

The approach shot on this hole can be tricky due to its length and narrow fairway width of only 11 yards. A well-placed drive will leave you with approximately 140-150 yards for your second shot. Depending on wind conditions and elevation changes, using a long iron or hybrid may be necessary to reach the green.

Speaking of greenside bunkers as a percentage of total bunkers, there is one bunker guarding the front right side of the green which accounts for about one-third (31%) of all bunkers on this hole. It's important to take note of these hazards when choosing your club selection for your approach shot.

The large green measures at just over half an acre (5865 sq ft), providing ample space for putting but also creating potential challenges if you are not accurate with your approach shots.

Overall, Hole 8 at Bradenton Country Club offers both excitement and challenge as players navigate their way towards par or better. Be sure to consider weather conditions such as wind speed and direction as well as temperature when strategizing how best to play this hole throughout each season.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 5

Distance: 492 yards

Handicap: 17

Green Area:

5865

Approx Fairway Width:

11

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

31

Bunker Count:

1

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

1. Use a driver off the tee to maximize distance and position yourself for your second shot.

2. With an average driving distance of 217 yards, most players will have around 275 yards remaining to reach the green in regulation.

3. Aim for a well-placed drive to leave approximately 140-150 yards for your second shot.

4. Depending on wind conditions and elevation changes, consider using a long iron or hybrid to reach the green.

5. Take note of the front right greenside bunker which accounts for about one-third (31%) of all bunkers on this hole when choosing your club selection for your approach shot.

6. Pay attention to weather conditions such as wind speed and direction as well as temperature when strategizing how best to play this hole throughout each season.

7. Keep in mind that while there is ample space on the large green, accuracy with approach shots is important due to potential challenges if you miss the target area.

8. Consider laying up instead of going for it in two if you are not confident in reaching the green with your second shot due to its length and narrow fairway width.

9. Practice hitting from uneven lies during practice rounds as this hole may require shots from different elevations depending on where your drive lands.

10. Stay focused and positive throughout this challenging par 5, aiming for par or better by carefully planning each shot based on course conditions and personal skill level.

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

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