George W. Dunne National Golf Course Hole by Hole - 6th Hole

George W. Dunne National Golf Course, Illinois

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Hole 6 at George W. Dunne National Golf Course is a challenging par 5 that requires strategic thinking and precise execution to score well. From the championship tees, this hole measures 570 yards and has a handicap of 1, making it one of the most difficult holes on the course.

The tee shot on this hole is crucial, as it sets up the approach shot to the green. With an average distance of 217 yards for a driver, most golfers will need to hit their longest club off the tee in order to reach the fairway. However, with only about 42 yards of fairway width and water running along the left side of the fairway, accuracy is just as important as distance.

Once in play on this slight dogleg left hole, players will face their second shot towards a relatively large green area measuring at approximately 9826 square feet. With four bunkers scattered around the green complex and greenside bunkers accounting for only about 4% of total bunkers on this hole, avoiding them should not be too much trouble for skilled golfers.

As for weather conditions throughout different seasons at George W. Dunne National Golf Course, altitude may slightly affect ball flight but overall should not have a significant impact on strategy or club selection. However, wind can be a factor here due to its open layout and lack of trees providing protection from gusts.

For those looking to attack this long par-5 aggressively in hopes for birdie or eagle opportunities must carefully consider risk versus reward when deciding whether they want to go for it or lay up before hitting their approach shots into such an expansive putting surface ranging from back-to-front with subtle undulations throughout depending upon pin placement locations during any given round played out there; especially if windy conditions are present while playing Hole #6!

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 5

Distance: 570 yards

Handicap: 1

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. Tee shot strategy: Focus on accuracy over distance off the tee to avoid the water and narrow fairway. Consider using a 3-wood or hybrid instead of a driver if necessary.

2. Approach shot strategy: Take advantage of the large green area by aiming for the center of the green, rather than trying to hit it close to any specific pin placement. This will reduce the risk of ending up in one of the four bunkers surrounding the green.

3. Wind considerations: Pay attention to wind direction and strength when making club selection for both tee and approach shots. Use more club into headwinds and less club with tailwinds.

4. Risk vs reward: Be cautious when deciding whether to go for it or lay up on this par 5, as there is potential for birdie or eagle opportunities but also high risk if not executed properly due to water hazards and bunkers around the green.

5. Practice short game skills: With subtle undulations throughout the large putting surface, focus on improving your short game skills such as reading greens and controlling speed in order to successfully navigate this challenging hole.

6. Course management: Keep in mind that altitude may slightly affect ball flight, so adjust accordingly when selecting clubs for each shot.

7. Mental preparation: Stay calm and focused throughout this challenging hole, as strategic thinking and precise execution are key factors in scoring well on Hole 6 at George W Dunne National Golf Course.

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

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