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Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Hole by Hole - 9th Hole

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, New York

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Hole #9 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is a par 4 measuring 411 yards from the Pro tees, 373 yards from the Men’s tees and 307 yards from the Women’s tees. The hole has a slight dogleg left with an approximate fairway width of 54 yards. There are 6 bunkers on this hole, 3% of which are greenside bunkers. This hole requires accuracy off the tee as well as approach shots to navigate around some trees that line both sides of the fairway. Players should consider club selection carefully due to varying weather conditions in Southhampton throughout each season; during summer months, temperatures can be quite hot and windy making for longer ball flights while during winter months, cooler temperatures and less wind can make for shorter ball flights than expected. From the Pro tees players may want to hit driver or 3-wood depending on their skill level but they must avoid hitting into either side of this narrow fairway in order to have a good angle into this tricky green which slopes away from them slightly towards its center. For those playing from either Men's or Women's Tees it is best to aim slightly right off the tee so that you will be able to reach this green in two shots with your preferred club (7 iron/pitching wedge).

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 4

Distance: 411 yards

Green Area:

8874

Approx Fairway Width:

54

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

3

Bunker Count:

6

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

Playing Tips:

1. For the Pro tees, consider club selection carefully depending on weather conditions; during summer months use driver/3-wood for longer ball flights and during winter months use a shorter club for shorter ball flights.

2. Aim slightly right off the tee to avoid bunkers and trees that line both sides of the fairway.

3. Consider using 7 iron or pitching wedge from either Men's or Women's Tees in order to reach this green in two shots with your preferred club.

4. The green slopes away from you towards its center so adjust your approach shot accordingly by aiming at a higher point on the green than normal to compensate for this slope when playing into it.

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

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