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Ballyowen Golf Club Hole by Hole - 1st Hole

Ballyowen Golf Club, New Jersey

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Hole 1 at Ballyowen Golf Club is a 378-yard par 4 from the Championship tees, and 293 yards from the Seniors' tees. This hole has a slight dogleg left with an approximate fairway width of 47 yards. There are two bunkers in play, neither located on the green. The green itself measures 11822 square feet and provides ample room for approach shots.

The weather can have a big impact on this hole depending on the season; during summer months, temperatures will be warm but winds can often be strong enough to affect ball flight conditions. In springtime, cold temperatures may cause golf balls to fly shorter than expected due to decreased air density; while in fall and winter, cooler temperatures may result in longer drives as well as increased roll out after landing due to firmer ground conditions.

Given an average driver distance of 217 yards off the tee, most players should consider using either their 3-wood or hybrid club off the tee here – aiming slightly right side of center line – before hitting their approach shot with either a 7 iron (140 yard carry) or pitching wedge (120 yard carry). With careful placement off both shots, birdie opportunities should present themselves for those who carefully plan their strategy around this hole!

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 378 yards

Handicap: 13

Green Area:

11822

Approx Fairway Width:

47

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

0

Bunker Count:

2

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

Playing Tips for Hole 1 at Ballyowen Golf Club:

1. Consider using a 3-wood or hybrid club off the tee to optimize your approach shot placement and maximize birdie opportunities.

2. Aim slightly right of center line when hitting off the tee, as this will reduce the risk of landing in one of the two bunkers located on either side of fairway.

3. Be mindful that weather conditions can affect ball flight distances; during summer months, winds may cause ball flights to be shorter than expected while in fall/winter months, cooler temperatures may result in longer drives with increased roll out after landing due to firmer ground conditions.

4. For those who hit an average driver distance of 217 yards off the tee, use a 7 iron (140 yard carry) or pitching wedge (120 yard carry) for your approach shot onto the green which measures 11822 square feet and provides ample room for shots into it!

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

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