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Waialae Country Club Hole by Hole - 14th Hole

Waialae Country Club, Hawaii

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Hole 14 at Waialae Country Club is a challenging par 4 that requires precision and strategy. Located in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii, this course offers stunning views and unpredictable weather conditions throughout the year.

From the championship tees, Hole 14 measures a lengthy 466 yards. This makes it one of the longer holes on the course and gives it a handicap of 2. The Men's teebox also has a distance of 399 yards while Women's teebox measures at just 331 yards. Regardless of which tees you play from, this hole will test your skills.

The fairway width for Hole 14 is relatively narrow at only about 33 yards wide. Combined with its slight dogleg left curvature, accuracy off the tee is crucial to set yourself up for success on this hole.

Strategic club selection is key on both your tee shot and approach to the green. With an average driver distance of around 217 yards, most golfers should aim to hit their drive towards the right side of the fairway to avoid any trouble on the left side where water comes into play.

For your approach shot, take note that there are only two bunkers on this hole but they are strategically placed near the green. As greenside bunkers make up only about two percent of total bunkers on Hole 14, you can expect them to be well-maintained and potentially difficult to escape from if you find yourself in one.

The green area measures at approximately 7646 square feet with some undulation making putting tricky. It's best to leave yourself with an uphill putt as downhill putts can be fast and hard to control.

Throughout all four seasons in Honolulu, altitude and temperature remain fairly consistent so no major adjustments need to be made for ball flight conditions due to these factors alone. However, wind can often play a role in how far your shots travel so always keep an eye out for any changes in wind direction and speed.

Overall, Hole 14 at Waialae Country Club is a challenging yet beautiful hole that requires strategic thinking and precise execution. By following these tips and taking into account the weather conditions, you can improve your chances of scoring well on this demanding par 4.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 466 yards

Handicap: 2

Green Area:

7646

Approx Fairway Width:

33

Has Water:

True

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

2

Bunker Count:

2

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

1. Take note of the narrow fairway width and slight dogleg left curvature - accuracy off the tee is crucial to set yourself up for success on this hole.

2. Aim your drive towards the right side of the fairway to avoid any trouble on the left side where water comes into play.

3. Consider using a club with less distance, such as a hybrid or long iron, off the tee if you struggle with accuracy with your driver.

4. On your approach shot, be mindful of the two strategically placed bunkers near the green - aim to land your shot in an area that avoids these hazards.

5. Keep an eye out for changes in wind direction and speed, as it can greatly affect how far your shots travel on this lengthy hole.

6. Leave yourself with an uphill putt whenever possible, as downhill putts can be fast and difficult to control due to undulations on the green.

7. Practice hitting out of greenside bunkers before playing this hole - they are well-maintained but can still be challenging to escape from if you find yourself in one during your round.

8. Don't let beautiful views distract you from staying focused and executing strategic shots throughout this challenging par 4 hole at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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

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