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Yellowstone Country Club Hole by Hole - 10th Hole

Yellowstone Country Club, Montana

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Hole 10 at Yellowstone Country Club is a challenging par 4 with a distance of 471 yards from the championship tees. With a slight dogleg to the right, this hole requires precision and strategy off the tee. The fairway width is approximately 42 yards, giving players enough room to hit their driver or other long clubs without too much risk.

However, with a handicap of 4, this hole is not easy for even experienced golfers. The green area measures at 8383 sq ft and only has one greenside bunker (1% of total bunkers on the green), making it relatively forgiving for approach shots.

When approaching this hole in different seasons, golfers should consider how altitude and temperature may affect their ball flight conditions. In colder weather or higher altitudes, balls tend to travel shorter distances than usual. Therefore, using slightly longer clubs off the tee may be necessary in order to reach optimal positioning for an approach shot.

For average golfers who hit their driver around 217 yards and have shorter distances with their irons (7 iron ~140 yards and pitching wedge ~120 yards), it may be wise to use a hybrid or fairway wood off the tee instead of trying to drive the ball all the way down towards the green. This will help avoid potential hazards such as water or bunkers that are strategically placed along both sides of the fairway.

As for approach shots, aiming towards the center of the green would be ideal as there are no major hazards surrounding it except for one greenside bunker on either side. Using a pitching wedge or short iron would give players more control over their shot placement on this large green.

Overall, Hole 10 at Yellowstone Country Club requires strategic thinking and precise execution in order to score well regardless of season or weather conditions. Players should aim for accuracy rather than distance off both tee shots and approaches in order to navigate through this challenging par 4.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 471 yards

Handicap: 4

Green Area:

8383

Approx Fairway Width:

42

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

1

Bunker Count:

5

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

1. Use a hybrid or fairway wood off the tee instead of a driver to avoid potential hazards.

2. Aim for the center of the green on approach shots to avoid greenside bunkers and have more control over shot placement.

3. Take into account altitude and temperature when choosing clubs, as balls tend to travel shorter distances in colder weather or higher altitudes.

4. Prioritize accuracy over distance on both tee shots and approaches.

5. Consider using slightly longer clubs off the tee to reach optimal positioning for an approach shot.

6. Be aware of the fairway width (42 yards) and use it strategically to your advantage when hitting long clubs off the tee.

7. Keep in mind that there is only one greenside bunker, making this hole relatively forgiving for approach shots.

8. Practice precision and strategy before playing this challenging par 4 hole at Yellowstone Country Club.

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

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