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National Golf Links of America Hole by Hole - 12th Hole

National Golf Links of America, New York

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Hole 12 at National Golf Links of America is a par 4, measuring 435 yards from the championship tees and 388 yards from the men's tees. It features a slight dogleg left with an approximate fairway width of 62 yards. The green area measures 14433 square feet and has 1% greenside bunkers. This hole can be a challenge in windy conditions due to its length, so consider club selection carefully off the tee when playing this hole. A driver should carry 217 yards for most golfers, leaving them with around 140-150 yards into the green depending on their tee box choice. For those who choose to lay up off the tee, they will have approximately 120-130 yards remaining into the green with a 7 iron or pitching wedge in hand.

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 4

Distance: 435 yards

Green Area:

14433

Approx Fairway Width:

62

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

1

Bunker Count:

11

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

1. Choose the right tee box: Selecting a tee box that is appropriate for your skill level will be key to playing this hole successfully. The championship tees are 435 yards, while the men's tees are 388 yards, so make sure you pick the one that matches your ability and club distance.

2. Club selection: When selecting a club off the tee, consider both wind conditions and yardage carefully in order to maximize performance on this hole. With 217 yards of carry for most golfers with their driver, they should have 140-150 yards remaining into the green depending on their chosen tee box. For those who choose to lay up off the tee, approximately 120-130 yards remain into the green with a 7 iron or pitching wedge in hand.

3. Greenside bunkers: This hole features 1% greenside bunkers which can be challenging if you come up short of your target area on approach shots into the green; take extra care when hitting these shots as it may require more precision than usual due to limited landing areas around them!

4. Wind conditions: As mentioned earlier, windy conditions can play an important role when playing this par 4 due to its length; pay attention to how much wind there is and adjust accordingly with club selection in order to maximize performance on each shot taken during this hole!

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

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