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Blue Hills Country Club Hole by Hole - 8th Hole

Blue Hills Country Club, Missouri

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Strategic Summary: On hole 8 at Blue Hills Country Club, the best scoring potential is to aim for the center of the green and avoid the three bunkers. Be mindful of changing weather conditions, as altitude, temperature, and wind can impact ball flight on this challenging par 3.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 3

Distance: 223 yards

Handicap: 17

Green Area:

15108

Approx Fairway Width:

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Percent Bunkers Near green:

2

Bunker Count:

3

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

Low Handicapper (280+ yards):

When playing hole 8 at Blue Hills Country Club, the key to scoring well is to aim for the center of the green. This challenging par 3 measures at 223 yards from the Championship tee box and requires a precise shot to avoid three bunkers surrounding the green. As a low handicapper, you have an advantage with your longer distance off the tee but don't let that tempt you into going for a risky pin placement. With changing weather conditions in Kansas City, including altitude, temperature, and wind, it's important to take these factors into account when selecting your club and aiming for a safe spot on this demanding hole.

Mid Handicapper (~230+ yards):

For mid handicappers playing from either the Pro or Men's tee box on hole 8 at Blue Hills Country Club, it's crucial to focus on accuracy rather than trying to hit long shots. At distances of 208 and 195 yards respectively, this par 3 can be challenging but also offers opportunities for birdies if played strategically. Keep in mind that there are three bunkers guarding this green so it may be wise to aim slightly left or right depending on pin placement and any potential hazards caused by changing weather conditions.

High Handicapper (~200+ yards):

As a high handicapper playing from either Senior or Women's tee boxes on hole 8 at Blue Hills Country Club, your main goal should be avoiding mistakes while still giving yourself an opportunity for par. With distances ranging from 167-132 yards depending on which tees you choose, this par 3 can still present challenges even without being able to reach the green in one shot. Be mindful of any fairway bunkers as well as changes in wind direction that could affect your ball flight.

Local Weather:

In Kansas City where Blue Hills Country Club is located, weather conditions can vary greatly throughout each season. During spring and summer months, the higher altitude can cause your ball to fly a bit further than expected. In fall and winter, colder temperatures may result in shorter distances off the tee. Wind is also a factor to consider on this hole as it can change direction quickly, especially during the windy season of spring.

Percent of bunker on green:

With only 2% of bunkers located directly on the green itself, players should focus more on avoiding fairway bunkers when playing hole 8 at Blue Hills Country Club. However, these greenside bunkers should not be underestimated as they can still pose challenges for players trying to get up and down for par or better. Keep an eye out for any changes in pin placement that could make these hazards even more difficult to avoid.

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

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