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George W. Dunne National Golf Course Hole by Hole - 1st Hole

George W. Dunne National Golf Course, Illinois

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Welcome to the first hole at George W. Dunne National Golf Course in Oak Forest, Illinois! This par 5 offers a challenging start to your round with its length and strategically placed hazards.

From the championship tees, this hole measures 545 yards and has a handicap of 7. The slight dogleg right shape requires an accurate tee shot to avoid the fairway bunker on the left side. With an average drive distance of 217 yards, using a driver off the tee is recommended for most golfers.

As you approach your second shot, keep in mind that there are four bunkers scattered throughout the fairway that may come into play depending on your ball placement. The green area measures at 9826 square feet and is relatively flat with only a slight curvature towards the back.

Be aware of any wind conditions as it can greatly impact your club selection for both shots. In colder weather or higher altitudes, you may need to adjust up one club for each shot due to decreased ball flight distance.

For an optimal approach onto the green, aim towards the center or slightly left as greenside bunkers make up only 3% of total bunkers on this hole. From here, use either a long iron or hybrid club which should result in a comfortable pitching wedge distance (around 120 yards) to reach this large green.

Remember that starting off strong on this challenging opening hole will set you up nicely for success throughout your round at George W. Dunne National Golf Course.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 5

Distance: 545 yards

Handicap: 7

Green Area:

9826

Approx Fairway Width:

42

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

3

Bunker Count:

4

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

Playing Tips:

1. Use a driver off the tee for most golfers to maximize distance and avoid the fairway bunker on the left side.

2. Take note of any wind conditions and adjust your club selection accordingly, especially in colder weather or higher altitudes.

3. Aim towards the center or slightly left of the fairway to avoid greenside bunkers and set up an optimal approach onto the green.

4. Consider using a long iron or hybrid club for your second shot, which should result in a comfortable pitching wedge distance to reach this large green.

5. Keep in mind that there are four bunkers scattered throughout the fairway, so be strategic with your ball placement to avoid them.

6. Remember that starting off strong on this challenging opening hole will set you up nicely for success throughout your round at George W. Dunne National Golf Course.

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

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