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Waialae Country Club Hole by Hole - 11th Hole

Waialae Country Club, Hawaii

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Hole 11 at Waialae Country Club is a challenging par 4, with a distance of 426 yards from the championship tees. This hole has a handicap of 6, making it one of the more difficult holes on the course. The men's teebox also plays as a par 4 and measures at 346 yards, while the women's teebox shortens to 309 yards due to its higher handicap of 14.

The fairway on this hole is relatively narrow, measuring only about 29 yards in width. It features a slight dogleg left, requiring golfers to carefully plan their tee shot in order to avoid any trouble off the tee. There are four bunkers strategically placed along the fairway and near the green that come into play for longer hitters.

One key feature of this hole is that it has water hazards running alongside both sides of the fairway. This adds an extra layer of difficulty for golfers who tend to miss their shots towards either side. However, if played correctly, these hazards can be avoided altogether.

When approaching this green, golfers should take note that there are only four greenside bunkers present on this hole - accounting for just around three percent total area coverage around the putting surface. Therefore, missing long or short will not result in finding sand traps but rather open grass areas where chipping and pitching skills can be put into practice.

Weather conditions at Waialae Country Club vary throughout each season but generally see warm temperatures year-round with mild winds coming off nearby beaches and mountains. Golfers should keep an eye out for changes in wind direction as they approach Hole #11 as well as other factors such as altitude when choosing which club(s) they may need from their bag based upon individual skill level.

For average players hitting driver ~217 yards off-the-tee followed by seven iron ~140 yard second shots (from chart below), most will find themselves in good position to reach the green with a pitching wedge ~120 yards. However, for those who struggle to hit their driver consistently or tend to spray shots off-the-tee, a more conservative approach may be necessary in order to avoid trouble and set up a manageable third shot.

Overall, Hole 11 at Waialae Country Club is a challenging yet exciting hole that requires strategic thinking and precise execution from tee-to-green. With careful planning and proper club selection, golfers can navigate this hole successfully and put themselves in position for a birdie opportunity.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 426 yards

Handicap: 6

Green Area:

7585

Approx Fairway Width:

29

Has Water:

True

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

3

Bunker Count:

4

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

Playing Tips:

1. Plan your tee shot carefully: With a narrow fairway and strategically placed bunkers, it is important to have a game plan for your tee shot. Consider using a club that will keep you in the center of the fairway and avoid any trouble.

2. Be mindful of the dogleg left: The slight dogleg left on this hole requires golfers to shape their shots accordingly. Aim towards the right side of the fairway in order to set up an easier approach shot.

3. Take note of water hazards: Both sides of the fairway are lined with water hazards, so be aware of where they are and aim away from them if necessary.

4. Adjust for wind conditions: Keep an eye on wind direction as it can affect both your tee shot and approach shot on this hole.

5. Choose clubs wisely: Depending on individual skill level, consider using shorter clubs off-the-tee for more accuracy or longer clubs if distance is needed to reach the green in regulation.

6. Avoid greenside bunkers: There are only four greenside bunkers on this hole, so missing long or short will not result in finding sand traps but rather open grass areas where chipping and pitching skills can be utilized.

7. Don't underestimate pitching wedge distance: For average players hitting driver ~217 yards off-the-tee followed by seven iron ~140 yard second shots (from chart below), most will find themselves in good position to reach the green with a pitching wedge ~120 yards.

8. Play conservatively when necessary: If you struggle with consistency off-the-tee or tend to spray shots, consider taking a more conservative approach in order to avoid trouble and set up a manageable third shot onto the green.

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

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