Chicago Golf Club Hole by Hole - 5th Hole

Chicago Golf Club, Illinois

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To play hole 5 at Chicago Golf Club, the key strategy is to aim for the center of the fairway off the tee and avoid any risks as there are no bunkers on or around the green. The slight dogleg right may require a fade shot and weather conditions should be taken into account for optimal ball flight.

Teebox type: Men's

Par: 4

Distance: 395 yards

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

Low Handicapper:

Off the tee, low handicappers should aim for the center of the fairway to set up a clear approach shot. With a drive distance of 280+ yards, they have the advantage of being able to reach this par 4 in two shots. The slight dogleg right may require them to shape their shot with a fade, so be mindful of weather conditions and adjust accordingly. With no bunkers on or around the green, there is little risk involved in going for birdie or even eagle here.

Mid Handicapper:

For mid handicappers, aiming for the center of the fairway off the tee is still key. They may not have as much distance as low handicappers, but with an average drive distance of 230+ yards they can still put themselves in good position for their second shot. If struggling with accuracy on fades or draws, playing it safe and hitting straight down the middle is always a smart option.

High Handicapper:

The main focus for high handicappers on this hole should be avoiding any risks and setting themselves up for an easy third shot onto the green. With a shorter drive distance averaging around 200+ yards, they will most likely need three shots to reach this par 4. Aim for accuracy over distance off the tee and try to leave yourself with a comfortable yardage into the green.

Weather Considerations:

Chicago Golf Club experiences all four seasons which can greatly impact ball flight conditions on this hole. In colder temperatures and higher altitudes (such as during winter), balls tend to fly shorter distances while warmer temperatures and lower altitudes (like during summer) can result in longer carries off each club.

Wind also plays a factor at Chicago Golf Club so take note if there are strong winds blowing against you or helping you along your shots.

Percent of Bunker on Green:

With zero percent bunker coverage on or around this green, players don't have to worry about any hazards when approaching the green. This is a rare occurrence on most golf courses, so take advantage and go for it!

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

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