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Waialae Country Club Hole by Hole - 1st Hole

Waialae Country Club, Hawaii

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Hole 1 at Waialae Country Club is a challenging par 4 that sets the tone for the rest of the course. From the championship tees, this hole measures at 351 yards and has a handicap of 5, making it one of the more difficult holes on the course.

The tee shot requires accuracy rather than distance, as there are four bunkers strategically placed along the fairway. With an average drive of 217 yards, using a driver may not be necessary here. Instead, opt for a club with better control such as a hybrid or long iron to avoid getting caught in any of these bunkers.

Once you've successfully navigated your way down the fairway, you'll be left with an approach shot to a green that measures at just over 6,000 square feet. The green is well-protected by four greenside bunkers which make up only about 7% of total bunker coverage on this hole. This means that while they shouldn't be ignored entirely, they should not dictate your strategy either.

When approaching this green from approximately 140 yards out (with a typical seven iron), take into account any potential wind conditions and adjust accordingly. Being located in Hawaii means weather can vary greatly throughout different seasons - from hot and humid summers to cooler winters with occasional rain showers. Keep an eye on weather forecasts before heading out onto this hole!

For most players, reaching this green in regulation will require some precision due to its smaller size compared to others on the course. A pitching wedge from around 120 yards should provide enough loft and spin to hold onto even firm greens.

Overall, Hole #1 at Waialae Country Club demands both accuracy and strategic thinking right off-the-bat - something that will continue through all eighteen holes!

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 351 yards

Handicap: 5

Green Area:

6111

Approx Fairway Width:

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Percent Bunkers Near green:

7

Bunker Count:

4

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

Tip 1: Use a club with better control, such as a hybrid or long iron, off the tee to avoid getting caught in any of the strategically placed bunkers.

Tip 2: Take into account potential wind conditions when approaching the green from approximately 140 yards out. Adjust your shot accordingly.

Tip 3: Keep an eye on weather forecasts before heading out onto this hole, as weather can vary greatly throughout different seasons in Hawaii.

Tip 4: Aim for precision when approaching the small green. A pitching wedge from around 120 yards should provide enough loft and spin to hold onto even firm greens.

Tip 5: Don't let the four greenside bunkers dictate your strategy. While they shouldn't be ignored entirely, they make up only about 7% of total bunker coverage on this hole.

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

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