Kapalua Resort (Bay course) Hole by Hole - 5th Hole

Kapalua Resort (Bay course), Hawaii

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Hole 5 at Kapalua Resort (Bay course) in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii is a challenging par 4 that measures 408 yards from the championship tees. With a handicap of 9, this hole will test your accuracy and strategic decision making.

The fairway on this hole is relatively wide at approximately 37 yards, but it curves slightly to the right. This means that a well-placed tee shot can set you up for an easier approach to the green. However, if you miss your drive too far to the left or right, you may find yourself in trouble with one of the three bunkers strategically placed along the fairway.

As for club selection off the tee, using a driver would likely be too much club for most golfers as it has been shown to carry about 217 yards on average. Instead, consider using a long iron or hybrid to ensure accuracy and avoid any hazards.

Once you've successfully navigated your way down the fairway and onto the green area measuring at approximately 6111 square feet, you'll face another challenge - greenside bunkers. These bunkers make up only about 1% of total bunker coverage on this hole but should not be underestimated as they are strategically placed near potential pin locations.

With an average distance of around 140 yards with a seven iron and around120 yards with pitching wedge according to our inferred data and statistics chart provided above, choosing an appropriate club for your approach shot will depend heavily on factors such as wind speed and direction as well as altitude and temperature which can all significantly affect ball flight conditions here in Hawaii across all four seasons.

In summary,Hole five at Kapalua Resort (Bay course) is a challenging yet rewarding par four that requires precision off both tee shots due its slight dogleg right curvature coupled with accurate approaches into small greenside bunker protected by waterless traps accounting just under one percent of total bunker coverage. With a well-executed game plan and proper club selection, this hole can be tamed by any golfer looking to improve their scoring on the course.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 408 yards

Handicap: 9

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Has Water:



Slight dogleg

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

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Here are some playing tips for the average golfer to approach Hole 5 at Kapalua Resort (Bay course):

1. Accuracy over distance: As mentioned, this hole is all about accuracy rather than distance. Instead of using a driver off the tee, consider using a long iron or hybrid that will help you hit the fairway and avoid any hazards.

2. Plan your approach shot carefully: The green on this hole is relatively small and well-protected by greenside bunkers. Take into account factors such as wind speed and direction, altitude, and temperature when choosing your club for the approach shot.

3. Aim for the center of the fairway: The fairway may be wide but it curves slightly to the right. To set yourself up for an easier approach to the green, aim for the center of the fairway rather than trying to cut off too much yardage by aiming closer to one side.

4. Avoid trouble with strategic decision making: With three strategically placed bunkers along the fairway and greenside bunkers near potential pin locations, make smart decisions on where to place your shots in order to avoid trouble.

5. Play conservatively if needed: If you find yourself in trouble with a poor tee shot or difficult lie on your second shot, don't try to go for heroics - play conservatively instead by hitting back onto the fairway or laying up before attempting another approach towards the green.

6. Practice bunker shots beforehand: While there aren't many bunkers on this hole compared to others on this course, they can still pose a challenge if you end up in one near or on top of them around small greensides traps so practice these types of shots beforehand if possible.

7. Stay focused throughout each stroke: This challenging par 4 requires precision from start to finish - stay focused throughout each stroke including putts as even slight mistakes can result in higher scores here due its demanding nature.

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

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