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Blue Hills Country Club Hole by Hole - 17th Hole

Blue Hills Country Club, Missouri

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The 17th hole at Blue Hills Country Club is a challenging par 4 with a slight dogleg right and water hazards. With wide fairways and minimal bunkers, players can aim for the center of the green to avoid trouble. The altitude, temperature, and wind conditions should be carefully considered as they can greatly impact ball flight on this long hole.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 449 yards

Handicap: 12

Green Area:

12805

Approx Fairway Width:

41

Has Water:

True

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

1

Bunker Count:

2

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

Playing Tips for Low Handicappers:

As a low handicapper, you have the distance and accuracy to take on this challenging par 4. With minimal bunkers and wide fairways, your main focus should be avoiding the water hazards that line the right side of the hole. Aim for the center of the green off the tee to give yourself a good chance at birdie or even eagle with a well-placed approach shot. Keep in mind that altitude, temperature, and wind conditions can greatly affect ball flight on this long hole, so make sure to adjust accordingly.

Playing Tips for Mid Handicappers:

For mid handicappers, this par 4 offers both challenges and opportunities. The wide fairways allow you to play more aggressively off the tee but beware of the slight dogleg right as it can catch errant shots. Take advantage of your distance by aiming for one of two greenside bunkers which will leave you with an easier approach shot onto this large green. Pay attention to any changes in altitude or weather conditions that may impact your club selection.

Playing Tips for High Handicappers:

As a high handicapper, your main goal on this hole should be avoiding trouble at all costs. The wide fairways give you some room for error but do not underestimate how much water comes into play on this hole – aim left if necessary! Your shorter drive also means choosing between laying up short or going for one of two greenside bunkers which offer easier approaches onto this large green.

Local Weather Conditions:

In Kansas City during springtime (April-June), temperatures are mild ranging from 50-80 degrees Fahrenheit with moderate winds averaging around 10 mph from various directions.

During summer (July-August), temperatures can reach upwards of 100 degrees Fahrenheit with higher humidity levels and stronger winds averaging around 15 mph.

Fall (September-November) brings cooler temperatures ranging from 40-70 degrees Fahrenheit with occasional gusty winds averaging around 20 mph.

Winter (December-March) brings colder temperatures ranging from 10-40 degrees Fahrenheit with potential for snow and icy conditions, making club selection and ball flight even more challenging.

Incorporating these weather factors into your strategy can greatly impact your game on this hole. Adjust your shots accordingly to mitigate risk and maximize scoring opportunities. Good luck!

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

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