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Blue Hills Country Club Hole by Hole - 9th Hole

Blue Hills Country Club, Missouri

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The 9th hole at Blue Hills Country Club is a challenging par 4 with a slight dogleg left. With varying teebox distances, strategic placement off the tee and careful approach shots are crucial for success on this hole. The relatively small green and low bunker percentage make accuracy and precision essential for scoring well on this hole regardless of weather conditions.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 441 yards

Handicap: 11

Green Area:

12928

Approx Fairway Width:

37

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

2

Bunker Count:

4

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

High Handicapper (200+ yards):

For high handicappers, the key to success on this hole is accuracy and course management. With a shorter drive, it's important to focus on finding the fairway off the tee rather than trying to hit for distance. The slight dogleg left can be challenging, so aim for the right side of the fairway to avoid any potential trouble. Keep in mind that with less distance off the tee, your approach shot will likely be longer, so club selection is crucial. Be sure to take into account any wind or temperature changes that may impact your ball flight.

Medium Handicapper (~230+ yards):

As a medium handicapper, you have some room for error on this hole but still need to play strategically. Aiming for the center of the fairway off the tee will give you a good angle for your approach shot. With more distance off the tee compared to a high handicapper, you can afford to be aggressive with your second shot towards this relatively small green. However, keep an eye out for any bunkers surrounding it.

Low Handicapper (280+ yards):

For low handicappers looking at this hole as an opportunity for birdie or even eagle if conditions are favorable. Use your length off the tee wisely by aiming down towards where there's more room on both sides of this slight dogleg left hole - just make sure not too far as there are trees lining both sides! If conditions allow it and depending on how confident you're feeling about hitting over water hazards from 220-240 yards away then go ahead and try!

Weather:

The weather at Blue Hills Country Club varies greatly throughout each season which can significantly impact playing strategies.

In spring and fall when temperatures are cooler and winds tend to pick up slightly due its location in Missouri near Kansas City International Airport (MCI), expect shots flying shorter distances than usual.

During summer months with warmer temperatures and potentially calmer winds, shots may travel further than expected.

In the winter, colder temperatures and strong winds can make this already challenging hole even more difficult. Be sure to adjust your club selection accordingly.

Green Complex:

With a relatively small green area of 12,928 square feet, accuracy is key when approaching this green. Keep in mind that there are only four bunkers on this hole with a low percentage (2%) of them being on the green itself. However, don't let that fool you - these greenside bunkers can be tricky to escape from and could result in a costly bogey or worse if not played carefully.

Overall:

No matter what teebox distance or handicap level you're playing at, the 9th hole at Blue Hills Country Club requires precision and careful strategy for success. With varying weather conditions throughout each season and potential hazards such as water and bunkers to contend with, it's important to approach each shot thoughtfully. Remember to play smart off the tee by aiming for accuracy rather than distance and take into account any changes in altitude or wind that may impact your ball flight. Good luck!

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

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