Olympia Fields Country Club (North Course) Hole by Hole - 5th Hole

Olympia Fields Country Club (North Course), Illinois

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Hole 5 at Olympia Fields Country Club's North Course is a 387 yard, par 4 from the championship tees. It is rated as an 11 handicap hole and features a slight dogleg left with an approximate fairway width of 30 yards. The green area measures 9396 sq ft and has 3 bunkers around it, accounting for 4% of the total green area.

The tee shot should be aimed slightly to the right side of the fairway in order to avoid any potential trouble on the left side while still leaving a good angle into this relatively small green. Depending on your drive distance you may want to consider using anything between driver and 7 iron off the tee depending on how much risk you are willing to take with your second shot.

The approach shot will need precision in order to hit this small target, especially if there is wind present which can be common during all seasons in Illinois due to its location near Lake Michigan. You'll want to use a club that allows you enough carry distance but also provides control over spin rate so that you don't end up long or short of this two-tiered surface. A pitching wedge or gap wedge would work well here depending on your skill level and confidence with each club type.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 387 yards

Handicap: 11

Green Area:


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Has Water:



Slight dogleg

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Bunker Count:



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

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Finally, when you reach the green be sure to take into account all three bunkers that surround it. They can easily come into play if your approach shot is not accurate so make sure to plan ahead and factor them in as part of your strategy for this hole. Be mindful of the break on the green as well since it's relatively large compared to other greens on the course.

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

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