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Kapalua Resort (Plantation course) Hole by Hole - 2nd Hole

Kapalua Resort (Plantation course), Hawaii

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Hole 2 at the Kapalua Resort (Plantation course) is a challenging par-3 that requires precision and strategy from tee to green. Located in Lahaina, Hawaii, this hole offers stunning ocean views and can play differently depending on the local weather conditions.

From the championship tees, Hole 2 measures 218 yards with a handicap of 17. This makes it one of the more difficult holes on the course, but also provides an opportunity for skilled players to gain an advantage over their competitors.

The tee shot should be played with a driver or long iron to reach the green in regulation. With an average drive distance of 217 yards for our golfer, they may want to consider using their driver for maximum distance off the tee. However, if there are strong winds or elevation changes due to weather conditions, they may need to adjust their club selection accordingly.

The green area measures at a spacious 11546 sq ft and is free from water hazards. However, there are four bunkers strategically placed around the green which could come into play during approach shots. As these greenside bunkers only make up approximately 11% of total bunker count on this hole, players should aim for accuracy rather than avoiding them completely.

For approach shots onto this large green, our golfer can use either a mid-iron or pitching wedge depending on how far they hit their tee shot and any potential wind factors affecting ball flight. With an average pitching wedge distance of 120 yards for our golfer according to provided data, they may need some extra power behind their swing if playing from further back tees such as Pro or Championship.

Overall,Hole 2 at Kapalua Resort (Plantation course) demands both skill and strategic thinking from golfers looking to score well here. By taking into account local weather conditions and utilizing proper club selection throughout each stage of play -tee shot through approach- players have a good chance of conquering this challenging par-3.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 3

Distance: 218 yards

Handicap: 17

Green Area:

11546

Approx Fairway Width:

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Percent Bunkers Near green:

11

Bunker Count:

4

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

Playing Tips:

1. Choose the right club off the tee: With a distance of 218 yards, Hole 2 is a challenging par-3 that requires precision and strategy. Depending on weather conditions, our golfer may want to use their driver for maximum distance or a long iron for more accuracy.

2. Pay attention to wind and elevation changes: As this hole offers stunning ocean views, it is important to consider any potential wind factors affecting ball flight. Adjust your club selection accordingly to ensure an accurate shot.

3. Aim for accuracy over avoiding bunkers: While there are four strategically placed bunkers around the green, they only make up approximately 11% of total bunker count on this hole. Instead of trying to avoid them completely, focus on hitting an accurate approach shot onto the large green.

4. Use mid-iron or pitching wedge for approach shots: Depending on how far you hit your tee shot and any potential wind factors, either a mid-iron or pitching wedge can be used for approach shots onto this spacious green.

5. Consider extra power from back tees: If playing from further back tees such as Pro or Championship, take into account your average pitching wedge distance (120 yards) and adjust your swing accordingly if needed.

6. Strategic thinking is key: This hole demands both skill and strategic thinking from golfers looking to score well here. Take into account local weather conditions throughout each stage of play -tee shot through approach- in order to conquer this challenging par-3 at Kapalua Resort (Plantation course).

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

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