Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Hole by Hole - 18th Hole

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, New York

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Hole 18 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is a 426-yard, par 4 that doglegs slightly to the left. The championship tee box measures 53 yards wide and has seven bunkers placed strategically around the fairway. From the men's tee box, the hole plays 374 yards with two greenside bunkers accounting for 2% of total bunkers on this hole. The green area measures 9274 square feet and provides ample opportunity for approach shots from all angles.

In terms of strategy, players should consider hitting their driver off the tee in order to maximize distance and set up an easier approach shot into the green. However, due to its slight dogleg shape, accuracy is also key as players must avoid both out of bounds areas and water hazards which flank this hole on each side.

Given Southhampton's weather conditions across four seasons - warm summers (June-August) with temperatures reaching up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit; cool autumns (September-November) with temperatures ranging between 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit; cold winters (December-February) with temperatures often dropping below freezing; and mild springs (March-May) with temperatures hovering around 60 degrees Fahrenheit - golfers should adjust their club selection accordingly depending on temperature changes as well as wind strength which can greatly affect ball flight direction and distance traveled when playing Hole 18 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. For example, if playing in summer months where heat affects distances hit by clubs such as irons or wedges then a golfer who usually hits 7 iron ~140 yards may need to switch it up for a 6 iron instead or vice versa during colder winter months when distances are shorter than expected due to low air pressure from cold fronts passing through Southhampton’s coastal region .

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 4

Distance: 426 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 two greenside bunkers and plan their approach shot accordingly. Aim for a spot on the green that is slightly left or right of center to avoid any potential hazards and give yourself an easier chip or putt from there. Also, depending on pin placement (front/middle/back) adjust your club selection so you can hit it close enough for birdie opportunities but far enough away so that you don’t end up in one of those pesky bunkers!

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

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