National Golf Links of America Hole by Hole - 7th Hole

National Golf Links of America, New York

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Hole 7 at National Golf Links of America in Southampton, New York is a par 5 that plays 478 yards from the Pro tees and 466 yards from the Men's tees. The hole has a slight dogleg to the right with an approximated fairway width of 65 yards. There is no water hazard on this hole but there are seven bunkers, three percent of which are greenside. Local weather conditions can affect ball flight and club selection; during spring months temperatures can range between 40-60 degrees Fahrenheit while summer highs reach into the 80s. During autumn temperatures hover around 50-70 degrees Fahrenheit and winter temperatures dip below freezing often with icy winds impacting ball flight. With these conditions in mind, players should consider hitting a driver ~217 yards off the tee followed by a 7 iron ~140 yards for their approach shot to set up a pitching wedge~120 yard shot onto the green.

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


1. Use a driver off the tee to maximize distance and accuracy. Aim for 217 yards to set up a good approach shot.

2. Be mindful of wind conditions, as they can affect ball flight and club selection significantly.

3. Consider using a 7 iron for your approach shot; 140 yards should be enough to get you close to the green for an easy pitch wedge shot of 120 yards or less onto the green.

4. Watch out for bunkers; there are seven on this hole, three of which are greenside so take extra caution when approaching the green with your final shot!

5. Take into account temperature changes throughout the year that could impact ball flight and club selection in order to optimize scoring potential on this hole!

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

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