Waialae Country Club Hole by Hole - 4th Hole

Waialae Country Club, Hawaii

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Hole 4 at Waialae Country Club is a challenging par 4, with a distance of 500 yards from the championship tees. This hole has a handicap of 11, making it one of the more difficult holes on the course.

The tee shot on this hole requires precision and strategy. The fairway width is only 31 yards, so accuracy off the tee is crucial. A driver may be too long for some golfers as it could potentially put them in trouble with water hazards and bunkers that line both sides of the fairway. Instead, consider hitting a hybrid or long iron to ensure you stay in play and set yourself up for an easier approach shot.

As you make your way down the fairway, you will notice a slight dogleg right towards the green. This means that aiming slightly left off the tee can give you a better angle into the green for your second shot.

The approach shot on this hole will likely require a mid-iron or longer depending on your skill level and distance off the tee. With five bunkers surrounding this large green, accuracy once again becomes key to avoiding potential trouble spots.

Additionally, keep in mind that Hawaii's tropical climate can bring strong winds at times which may affect ball flight conditions. In general, aim to hit shots low when dealing with wind gusts coming from behind and high when facing headwinds.

One unique aspect of Hole 4 at Waialae Country Club is its proximity to water hazards - specifically along most of its length leading up to but not including where players will land their drives - which are strategically placed throughout this beautiful course known for its lush vegetation year round thanks largely due to frequent rainfall patterns typical across all four seasons here (which also feature mild temperatures).

Overall there are five bunkers scattered around each side near greenside areas equating approximately three percent as total percentage area coverage (greenside bunkers) relative to the overall size of this green which measures 7523 square feet and is slightly larger than average for a par 4 hole.

In conclusion, Hole 4 at Waialae Country Club requires precision and strategy off the tee as well as on approach shots in order to score well. With its challenging distance, numerous bunkers and water hazards, it is no surprise that this hole has a high handicap rating. Keep these tips in mind when playing this beautiful but difficult hole at one of Hawaii's premier golf courses.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 500 yards

Handicap: 11

Green Area:


Approx Fairway Width:


Has Water:



Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:


Bunker Count:



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

Club Recommendations

1. Use a hybrid or long iron off the tee to ensure accuracy and avoid potential trouble with water hazards and bunkers.

2. Aim slightly left off the tee to give yourself a better angle into the green for your second shot.

3. Pay attention to wind conditions and adjust your shots accordingly, aiming low for tailwinds and high for headwinds.

4. Take note of the numerous bunkers surrounding the green and aim for accuracy on approach shots to avoid potential trouble spots.

5. Keep in mind that this hole is known for its lush vegetation due to frequent rainfall patterns, so be prepared for potentially wet conditions on the course.

6. With a challenging distance of 500 yards from championship tees, focus on making consistent, accurate shots rather than trying to hit it as far as possible.

7. Practice hitting mid-irons or longer clubs leading up to playing this hole in order to improve your chances of success on approach shots.

8. Stay calm and focused throughout this difficult hole - don't let any previous mistakes affect your current shot strategy.

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

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