Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Hole by Hole - 17th Hole

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, New York

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Hole 17 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is a par 3 that plays from 169 yards from the Pro tees, 149 yards from the Men's tees and 140 yards from the Women's tees. The green area measures 12989 sq ft and has four bunkers accounting for 18% of its total surface. This hole can be tricky due to its distance, as it requires an accurate tee shot to have any chance of finding the putting surface. Local weather conditions will play an important role in club selection off the tee; wind direction and speed should be taken into account when deciding whether or not to hit driver or lay up with a shorter iron. On calmer days, players may opt for a long iron or hybrid off the tee while avoiding any water hazards on either side of this fairway-style hole. Greenside bunkers are also present around this green so accuracy is key when approaching this hole in order to avoid them and give yourself a good look at birdie putt.

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 3

Distance: 169 yards

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

Club Recommendations

Playing Tips:

1. Take into account the local weather conditions to determine which club is best suited for the hole; on windy days, a shorter iron may be better than driver off the tee.

2. Aim your tee shot down the center of the fairway in order to avoid any water hazards and give yourself a good look at birdie putt.

3. Avoid hitting into greenside bunkers as they can make it difficult to get up-and-down for par or even bogey.

4. If possible, leave yourself an uphill putt rather than downhill as this will help you stay away from potential three-putts that could lead to higher scores on this hole.

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

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