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Yellowstone Country Club Hole by Hole - 15th Hole

Yellowstone Country Club, Montana

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Welcome to the 15th hole at Yellowstone Country Club! This par 4, 357 yard hole is a true test of accuracy and strategy. As you approach the tee box from our beautiful clubhouse, take note of the slight dogleg right that awaits you.

At an altitude of over 3,000 feet above sea level in Billings, Montana, this course offers unique challenges for golfers. The thinner air may cause your ball to travel farther than usual, so be mindful when selecting your club for both your tee shot and approach.

For your average golfer who hits their driver around 217 yards, we recommend aiming towards the left side of the fairway off the tee. This will give you a better angle for your approach shot while avoiding any potential trouble on the right side with bunkers and rough.

Speaking of bunkers, there are four strategically placed throughout this hole. However, greenside bunkers make up only 1% of total bunker coverage on this green. So although they shouldn't be ignored completely, they should not greatly impact your decision making.

As you near the green area which measures at a spacious 6,848 square feet (over double that of an average size green), consider using a pitching wedge for your approach if you hit it around 120 yards or less. For those hitting closer to their max distance with a pitching wedge (140 yards), we suggest aiming slightly past the pin as there is plenty of room behind it to avoid overshooting into any potential hazards or out-of-bounds areas.

The weather here in Billings can vary greatly across all four seasons - from hot summers reaching into triple digits to cold winters dipping below freezing temperatures. Be sure to adjust accordingly when playing this hole based on temperature and wind conditions.

With its strategic layout and varying challenges depending on weather conditions throughout each season, Hole #15 at Yellowstone Country Club is truly one that requires precision and careful planning. Good luck and happy golfing!

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 357 yards

Handicap: 16

Green Area:

6848

Approx Fairway Width:

37

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

1

Bunker Count:

4

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

Playing Tips:

1. Take note of the dogleg right and aim towards the left side of the fairway off the tee to avoid potential trouble on the right side with bunkers and rough.

2. Keep in mind that at an altitude of over 3,000 feet, your ball may travel farther than usual. Adjust your club selection accordingly for both your tee shot and approach.

3. Greenside bunkers make up only 1% of total bunker coverage on this green, so they should not greatly impact your decision making.

4. Use a pitching wedge for your approach if you hit it around 120 yards or less, as there is plenty of room behind the pin to avoid overshooting into any potential hazards or out-of-bounds areas.

5. Consider using a slightly longer club for your approach if you hit closer to your max distance with a pitching wedge (140 yards), as there is still ample space behind the pin to avoid any hazards or out-of-bounds areas.

6. Be mindful of weather conditions throughout each season in Billings and adjust accordingly when playing this hole.

7. With its strategic layout and varying challenges depending on weather conditions, precision and careful planning are key on Hole #15 at Yellowstone Country Club.

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

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