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National Golf Links of America Hole by Hole - 9th Hole

National Golf Links of America, New York

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Hole 9 at National Golf Links of America is a 540 yard par 5 that plays slightly downhill from the tee box. The fairway has a slight dogleg left and curves around the edge of some greenside bunkers, so make sure to hit your drive down the right side for the best angle into this green. There are 14 bunkers in total on Hole 9, with 1% located around the green complex. With an 18271 sq ft green area, you'll need to be precise with your approach shot if you're looking for birdie here. Depending on local weather conditions such as altitude and wind speed during each season, club selection off the tee will vary; however a driver should generally carry 217 yards in order for golfers to have their ideal approach distance of 140-120 yards depending on whether they choose a 7 iron or pitching wedge respectively.

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 5

Distance: 540 yards

Green Area:

18271

Approx Fairway Width:

59

Has Water:

True

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

1

Bunker Count:

14

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

1. Aim your drive down the right side of the fairway to get the best angle into the green.

2. Be aware that there are 14 bunkers in total on this hole, so be careful with your approach shots and stay away from them if possible.

3. Club selection off the tee will depend on weather conditions such as altitude and wind speed, but a driver should generally carry 217 yards for an ideal approach distance of 140-120 yards (7 iron or pitching wedge).

4. The green area is 18271 sq ft, so precision is key when it comes to your approach shot if you're looking for birdie here - make sure you hit it close!

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

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