Yellowstone Country Club Hole by Hole - 3rd Hole

Yellowstone Country Club, Montana

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Hole 3 at Yellowstone Country Club is a challenging par 5 that requires precise shot placement and strategic thinking. Located in Billings, Montana, this hole plays at a distance of 512 yards from the Championship tees with a handicap rating of 5. The slight dogleg to the right adds an extra layer of difficulty to this already demanding hole.

During the summer months, players can expect warm temperatures and moderate winds at Yellowstone Country Club. However, due to its high altitude location, the ball will fly slightly farther than usual so be sure to adjust your club selection accordingly.

Off the tee, I recommend using a driver for maximum distance as you navigate through the narrow fairway which measures only 39 yards wide. If executed properly, your drive should leave you with around 295 yards left to reach the green.

As you approach the green on this par 5, it's important to take note of any potential hazards such as water or bunkers. Fortunately, Hole 3 only has three bunkers scattered throughout and none are greenside making them less of a threat. In fact, only about one percent of this large green is guarded by bunkers so don't let them intimidate you.

With an impressive size measuring at over 8,400 square feet and minimal undulation on its surface,you'll have plenty of room for error when hitting your approach shot onto the putting surface. Depending on weather conditions and personal preference,I would suggest using either a pitching wedge or short iron for optimal control and accuracy.

In conclusion,Hole 3 at Yellowstone Country Club may seem daunting,but with proper strategy and execution,it's definitely possible to walk away with birdie or even eagle if played smartly.Good luck!

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 5

Distance: 512 yards

Handicap: 5

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Slight dogleg

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

Club Recommendations

1. Use a driver off the tee for maximum distance, but be sure to aim accurately as the fairway is narrow.

2. Adjust your club selection accordingly due to the high altitude location of the course.

3. Take note of any potential hazards such as water or bunkers on your approach shot.

4. Aim for the large green and take advantage of its minimal undulation.

5. Consider using a pitching wedge or short iron for better control and accuracy on your approach shot.

6. With proper strategy and execution, it's possible to score a birdie or even an eagle on this challenging par 5 hole at Yellowstone Country Club.

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

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