Briarwood Country Club Hole by Hole - 11th Hole

Briarwood Country Club, Illinois

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Hole 11 at Briarwood Country Club is a par 3 of 147 yards from the Pro tees, 145 yards from the Men's tees, 133 yards from the Senior's tees and 107 yards from the Women's tees. It has an 18 handicap rating which makes it one of the more difficult holes on this course. The green area measures 8014 square feet with 1 greenside bunker making up 6% of total area. This hole can be especially challenging in windy conditions as well as during certain seasons due to temperature and altitude changes that affect ball flight.

For most golfers playing off the Pro or Men’s tee box, hitting a 7 iron should be sufficient to reach this green in two shots. For those playing off Seniors' or Women’s tee boxes, you may want to consider using a pitching wedge for your second shot approach into this green; however if there is any significant wind factor you could opt for a 9 iron instead just to make sure you get enough distance out of your swing given these shorter distances.

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 3

Distance: 147 yards

Handicap: 18

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

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When evaluating the green, it is important to take into account the size of the green (8014 square feet) and its shape. This hole has a single bunker that covers 6% of total area so make sure you are playing your shot away from this hazard as much as possible. Additionally, consider how temperature and altitude can affect ball flight in certain seasons; windy conditions can also play a factor here so be mindful of any gusts before committing to your swing.

Overall, when approaching Hole 11 at Briarwood Country Club, remember to take into consideration the size of the green and its shape while factoring in weather conditions such as wind speed and direction before making your shot selection. Make sure to avoid hitting too close or long on this hole given its 18 handicap rating; playing conservatively should help you land safely within two shots for most tee boxes.

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

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