Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Hole by Hole - 16th Hole

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, New York

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Hole 16 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is a 542-yard par 5 for the pro tees, 464-yard par 5 for men's and 406-yard par 4 for women's. It has a slight dogleg left with an approximate fairway width of 47 yards. There are 15 bunkers on this hole, with 3% of them being greenside bunkers. The green area is 9366 sq ft in size.

When playing Hole 16 in any season, golfers should be aware that wind can play a significant factor due to its location near the Atlantic Ocean; during summer months temperatures tend to be high and humidity levels can cause ball flight conditions to change dramatically from day to day. In winter months temperatures drop significantly and snowfall may affect course conditions as well as visibility when teeing off or approaching the green.

For longer hitters aiming down the middle of the fairway will give them an opportunity to reach the green in two shots; however they must take into account potential winds which could carry their ball too far right or left if not properly accounted for when selecting clubs off the tee box. Shorter hitters should aim towards either side of fairway depending on wind direction, allowing more room for error while still providing enough distance needed to reach green in regulation (3 shots). When hitting approach shot players should consider using 7 iron due its 140 yard average distance and ability to control trajectory even under strong winds compared other club options such as driver or wedge since greenside bunkers provide additional challenge when trying get close pin placements .

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 5

Distance: 542 yards

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Slight dogleg

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

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Finally, when putting on this green it is important to take into account the size of the green (9366 sq ft) and potential break due to its location near ocean; players should read greens carefully before selecting putter and choose one with enough loft that will allow ball to carry over any bumps or ridges. This hole can be a challenge for all golfers but by following these tips they should be able to lower their score and have an enjoyable round of golf.

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

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