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Augusta National Golf Club Hole by Hole - 8th Hole

Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia

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Hole 8 at Augusta National Golf Club is a 570-yard par 5 with slight dogleg right. The championship tee box offers an expansive fairway of 45 yards wide, though the green area is relatively small for its length measuring in at 8137 sq ft. There is one bunker located off the fairway and no bunkers around the green.

The altitude of Augusta can affect ball flight conditions depending on the season, so golfers should take into account local weather when selecting clubs for their approach shot to this hole. During spring months temperatures are mild and range from mid 50s to low 70s while summer months bring hot temperatures reaching up to upper 90s. Fall brings cooler temperatures back down to mid 60s while winter can be cold with lows dipping into 20s or 30s. With these temperature changes come changes in wind speed which can also impact ball flight conditions significantly; during warmer months expect light winds around 10 mph while colder seasons tend to have stronger gusts up to 15mph or more depending on day and time of year.

Given that our golfer hits a driver 217 yards, 7 iron 140 yards and pitching wedge 120 yards, they may want to consider using a 6 iron off the tee as it will give them enough distance (around 200-210 yards) without overshooting too much given there’s only one bunker along this stretch of fairway - allowing them some wiggle room if they need it before attacking this narrow green with their next shot - likely either a pitching wedge or 9 iron depending on how close they get off their second shot.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 5

Distance: 570 yards

Green Area:

8137

Approx Fairway Width:

45

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

0

Bunker Count:

1

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

Additionally, golfers should pay close attention to the wind conditions and adjust their club selection accordingly. If there is a headwind, they may want to consider using one more club than normal as this will help keep the ball lower and reduce its potential for going over the green. Conversely, if there is a tailwind then they may choose to use one less club as it will allow them to get extra distance on their approach shot. Finally, since Augusta National has some of the most undulating greens in all of golf - careful consideration should be taken when selecting your target area so that you can avoid any nasty surprises once you reach the putting surface!

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

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