Caves Valley Golf Club Hole by Hole - 2nd Hole

Caves Valley Golf Club, Maryland

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Hole 2 at Caves Valley Golf Club is a 340-yard, par 4. It has a slight dogleg right with 41 yards of fairway width and three bunkers in total, one of which is greenside. The green area measures 9335 square feet and the handicap for this hole from the championship tees is 15.

The weather can affect how you approach this hole; during the summer months, temperatures may be high enough to cause increased ball flight distance due to warmer air density while cold winter months could lead to decreased distances as colder air is denser than warm air. Altitude also affects ball flight so take that into account when planning your strategy here as well. Wind conditions should also be taken into consideration since they can further alter your shot trajectory and distance traveled by your golf ball.

Given an average driver length of 217 yards from these tees, it might be wise to lay up off the tee with something like a 7 iron (140 yards) or even less depending on wind direction/speed and other factors such as elevation changes across the fairway or hazards nearby that need avoiding. This will leave you with around 200 yards left for your second shot into the green which should leave you in good position provided there are no major obstacles between where you land and where you’re aiming at on the green itself - if there are bunker(s) then make sure you avoid them! A pitching wedge (~120 yards) should put you within range of most pins here so aim accordingly!

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 4

Distance: 357 yards

Handicap: 15

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.

Club Recommendations

The green is large and undulating so you’ll need to adjust your approach depending on pin placement. If the pin is in a back location, make sure you’re taking enough club to carry any bunkers or other obstacles that may be between you and the green. If it’s in a front location, make sure to take something less than full swing so as not to overshoot the flagstick.

Finally, pay attention to your putting here; with such a large green area there are likely going to be several break points which will require good read of the greens if you want to get close for birdie chances!

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

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