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Waialae Country Club Hole by Hole - 2nd Hole

Waialae Country Club, Hawaii

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Welcome to Hole 2 at Waialae Country Club, located in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii. This challenging par 3 will test your accuracy and distance control with a tee shot of 196 yards from the Championship tees.

As you approach the tee box, take note of the weather conditions for the day. With an average temperature of 80°F and mild winds coming from the Pacific Ocean, you can expect optimal ball flight conditions throughout all four seasons. However, be aware that strong gusts may affect your shots as they navigate through the palm trees lining this hole.

The green on Hole 2 measures at a generous 7615 square feet but is well-guarded by two greenside bunkers on either side. These bunkers account for only about 8% of total bunker coverage on this hole, so it's important to focus on hitting accurate shots rather than avoiding hazards.

For most golfers using a driver off the tee may not be necessary due to its length being around ~217 yards according to our data analysis. We recommend using a long iron or hybrid club instead to ensure better accuracy and control over your shot placement.

Once you reach the green, pay close attention to its undulating surface which can make putting tricky if not approached correctly. Our suggested club selection for your approach would be a mid-iron such as a seven iron (~140 yards) or pitching wedge (~120 yards) depending on pin placement and wind direction.

With a handicap rating of 17 for all tee boxes, Hole 2 presents itself as one of Waialae's more forgiving holes but don't let that fool you into complacency! Stay focused and execute each shot with precision to set yourself up for success on this picturesque par three.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 3

Distance: 196 yards

Handicap: 17

Green Area:

7615

Approx Fairway Width:

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Percent Bunkers Near green:

8

Bunker Count:

2

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

1. Take note of the weather conditions and adjust your club selection accordingly. The mild winds and optimal ball flight conditions make this hole a great opportunity to use longer clubs for better accuracy.

2. Avoid using a driver off the tee as it may not be necessary due to the length of the hole. Instead, opt for a long iron or hybrid club to ensure better control over your shot placement.

3. Pay close attention to the undulating surface of the green when approaching with your second shot. Use a mid-iron such as a seven iron or pitching wedge depending on pin placement and wind direction.

4. Don't let the generous size of the green fool you into complacency - stay focused and aim for accurate shots rather than avoiding hazards.

5. Keep in mind that strong gusts from Pacific Ocean may affect your shots, so factor that into your strategy before teeing off.

6. If possible, try to avoid landing in either greenside bunker as they account for only 8% of total bunker coverage on this hole.

7. With a handicap rating of 17, Hole 2 presents itself as one of Waialae's more forgiving holes but don't underestimate its challenges - execute each shot with precision to set yourself up for success on this picturesque par three.

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

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