National Golf Links of America Hole by Hole - 5th Hole

National Golf Links of America, New York

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Hole 5 at National Golf Links of America is a 478 yard par 5 with a slight dogleg left. The fairway width is 62 yards, and the green area measures 13143 square feet. There are 12 bunkers around the hole, 2% of which are greenside. This hole has no water hazards.

In the summer months, golfers should expect warm temperatures and light winds that will help their drives carry further down the fairway. In the winter months, however, they may need to adjust for colder temperatures and slightly heavier winds that could affect ball flight conditions when playing this hole.

With an average drive distance of 217 yards off the Pro tees (or 201 yards from Men's), players should be able to reach this Par 5 in two shots if they can hit their second shot far enough onto the green or close enough to it for an easy chip shot or putt on third shot approach into this large green complex with its small percentage of greenside bunkers (2%). A good strategy would be to aim for center-right side of fairway off tee box in order to avoid any potential trouble on either side while still having a clear view ahead as you set up your second shot towards green; then make sure you have enough club selection based on weather conditions and wind direction so that your approach lands within 120-140 yards from pin location - best achieved using 7 iron or pitching wedge depending on how much extra distance you can generate due to favorable air temperature/wind conditions during particular season!

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 5

Distance: 478 yards

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Slight dogleg

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

Club Recommendations

Finally, players should pay attention to the pin placement on this 13143 square foot green complex and take into account any slope/grain direction that could affect their ball's movement when putting. If you find yourself in a greenside bunker off your second shot approach, make sure to use proper technique and club selection (sand wedge) so that you can get out of it with minimal strokes lost!

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

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