Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Hole by Hole - 15th Hole

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, New York

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Hole 15 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is a par 4, measuring 408 yards from the Pro tees, 357 yards from the Men's tees and 288 yards from the Women's tees. The fairway has a slight dogleg to the right with an approximate width of 51 yards. There are 9 bunkers on this hole with 4% of these being greenside bunkers. The green area measures 10133 square feet making it one of the larger greens on this course, but there is still some risk in missing your approach shot as you can find yourself in deep trouble if you miss left or right.

The weather conditions across all four seasons will vary significantly due to its location in Southhampton, New York 11968; during summer months temperatures may be high and humidity levels could affect ball flight while winter months might feature cold temperatures and strong winds that could cause havoc for golfers who don't adjust their club selection accordingly.

For players hitting around 217 yards off the tee with a driver, they should consider opting for something shorter like 3 wood or hybrid off the tee to avoid any potential hazards such as water or out-of-bounds areas that come into play if you try to take on too much yardage off the tee. For those playing from further back (Men’s/Women’s Tees) then an iron would be best suited for accuracy and distance control when setting up your approach shot into this large green complex which will require careful consideration of club selection depending upon wind direction & strength as well as pin position relative to player position along fairway line – generally speaking aim towards center of green unless pin placement dictates otherwise allowing golfer room for error either side without penalty stroke(s).

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 4

Distance: 408 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

When approaching the green, players should be aware of the 9 bunkers that are in play and pay particular attention to the greenside bunkers as they will require a more precise shot selection. Depending on pin placement, it might be beneficial to lay up short of these hazards with an iron or wedge leaving yourself a shorter approach into the green complex.

Finally, when putting on this large green surface, take your time reading & assessing break/slope of each putt before committing to any stroke; as there is plenty of room for error either side due to its size – so don’t feel pressured into making quick decisions which could lead you astray from your desired outcome!

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

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