Chicago Golf Club Hole by Hole - 7th Hole

Chicago Golf Club, Illinois

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Strategic Summary:

Hole 7 at Chicago Golf Club is a par 5 with a slight dogleg right and three bunkers. With the course located in Wheaton, Illinois, players should consider the impact of weather conditions such as wind and temperature on ball flight when strategizing for this hole.

Teebox type: Men's

Par: 5

Distance: 541 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 (280+ yards):

Off the tee, a low handicapper should aim to hit a long and accurate drive towards the right side of the fairway. This will set up an opportunity for a second shot to reach the green in two, potentially leading to an eagle opportunity. However, with three bunkers strategically placed along the fairway and near the green, players must be mindful of their club selection and ball placement to avoid these hazards.

Mid Handicapper (~230+ yards):

For mid handicappers, it may be more strategic to lay up on this hole rather than trying to reach the green in two shots. With an average drive distance of around 230 yards, players can still position themselves well for a third shot approach towards the green. It is important for mid handicappers to take into account wind direction and speed when selecting their club off the tee.

High Handicapper (~200+ yards):

The key strategy for high handicappers on this hole is risk mitigation. With shorter driving distances compared to lower handicap players, it may not be feasible or wise for them try reaching this par 5 in two shots. Instead, they should focus on hitting a straight drive down the middle of fairway and then laying up short of any potential hazards before attempting their approach shot towards the green.

Weather Considerations:

As mentioned earlier, weather conditions at Chicago Golf Club can greatly impact ball flight on this hole due its length and slight dogleg design. In colder temperatures or strong headwinds from westward directions (common during fall/winter months), players may struggle reaching even close proximity of this lengthy par 5 in regulation.

On hot summer days however with warmer temperatures and favorable tailwind conditions from eastward directions (typical during spring/summer months), longer hitters could potentially have better chances at reaching this green in two shots.

Bunker Placement:

While there are only three bunkers present on this hole, they are strategically placed to catch errant shots and penalize players. Low handicappers should be cautious of the fairway bunkers on both sides of the landing area off the tee, while mid and high handicappers should also take note of the green side bunker when approaching their third shot towards the green.

In conclusion, with proper strategy and execution, players at all handicap levels have a chance to score well on Hole 7 at Chicago Golf Club. However, it is important for them to consider weather conditions and choose their shots wisely in order to avoid any potential hazards that could lead to costly mistakes.

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

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