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Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Hole by Hole - 3rd Hole

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, New York

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Hole 3 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is a challenging par 4 that plays 422 yards from the Men's tees. This slight dogleg left requires an accurate tee shot to avoid 8 strategically placed bunkers and maintain position for the approach shot. The fairway width of 55 yards makes it difficult to hit, but with a solid drive players can set up for an easy second shot into this 11392 square foot green. There are only 2% greenside bunkers, so accuracy off the tee is key in order to avoid them and leave yourself with a manageable approach. Depending on season, local weather conditions such as altitude, temperature and/or wind will affect ball flight conditions on this hole; however, given an average 217 yard driver distance you should be able to reach the fairway if played correctly. From there you will likely want to use a 7 iron or pitching wedge depending on your proximity to the pin for your approach shot in order achieve birdie or par on this hole!

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 5

Distance: 456 yards

Green Area:

11392

Approx Fairway Width:

55

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

2

Bunker Count:

8

Bunkers:

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

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Playing Tips:

1. Focus on your tee shot accuracy as there are 8 strategically placed bunkers and a narrow fairway of 55 yards that you need to avoid.

2. Consider the local weather conditions, such as altitude, temperature and/or wind, which may affect ball flight conditions on this hole.

3. Aim for an average 217 yard driver distance off the tee in order to reach the fairway if played correctly.

4. Use a 7 iron or pitching wedge depending on proximity to the pin for your approach shot in order achieve birdie or par on this hole!

5. Be aware of the 2% greenside bunkers so you can accurately plan your approach shot into this 11392 square foot green and leave yourself with a manageable second shot into the green.

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

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