Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Hole by Hole - 12th Hole

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, New York

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Hole 12 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is a par 5 that measures 469 yards from the Pro tees, 427 yards from the Men's tees, and 396 yards from the Women's tees. It has an approximate fairway width of 50 yards and curves slightly to the right. The green area is 12897 square feet with no bunkers on it.

In terms of strategy for this hole, players should be aware that due to its length they may need two solid shots in order to reach the green in regulation. Wind can be a factor here as well so golfers should plan accordingly depending on whether there is a headwind or tailwind present during their round. During winter months, cold temperatures can affect ball flight distance so golfers should adjust their club selection accordingly when playing in colder weather conditions. In summer months, heat affects ball speed which could cause drives to fly farther than expected if hit with too much power.

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 5

Distance: 469 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

For tee shots, golfers should aim for the middle of the fairway as it is wide enough to provide room for error. This will leave a shorter approach shot into the green and allow them to hit an iron or hybrid club off the tee. Golfers may also choose to lay-up on their second shot if they are unable to reach the green in two shots due to distance or unfavorable wind conditions.

Finally, when approaching the green with their third shot, golfers should be aware that there are no bunkers around it so they can take more risks with their approach than usual without fear of ending up in a sand trap. If possible, try and land your ball on one of the higher points around the green as this will help keep your ball from rolling off after landing.

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

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