Winged Foot Golf Club (East Course) Hole by Hole - 14th Hole

Winged Foot Golf Club (East Course), New York

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Hole 14 at Winged Foot Golf Club (East Course) is a risk-reward par 4 that requires precision off the tee. With a slight dogleg right and six bunkers in play, strategic placement of shots is crucial to avoid trouble and set up for birdie opportunities. The varying distances from the three different teeboxes provide options for players to tailor their approach based on weather conditions, including altitude, temperature, and wind.

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 4

Distance: 404 yards

Green Area:


Approx Fairway Width:


Has Water:



Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:


Bunker Count:



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

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High Handicapper:

For high handicappers, Hole 14 at Winged Foot Golf Club (East Course) presents a challenging risk-reward scenario. With the shortest teebox distance of 374 yards, this hole may seem like an easier option for players with less distance off the tee. However, six bunkers and water hazards come into play on this hole, making strategic shot placement crucial to avoid trouble. High handicappers should aim for the fairway bunker-free landing area to set up a safe approach shot onto the green.

Mid Handicapper:

Mid handicappers have slightly more room for error on Hole 14 at Winged Foot Golf Club (East Course). With distances ranging from 374-389 yards depending on which teebox is used, players can choose their preferred level of difficulty based on weather conditions and personal strategy. The key here is to avoid the right side of the fairway where most of the bunkers are located and aim for the left side instead. This will provide a better angle for approaching shots onto the green.

Low Handicapper:

For low handicappers looking to make birdie or even eagle opportunities on Hole 14 at Winged Foot Golf Club (East Course), distance off the tee is crucial. With drives averaging around 280+ yards, these players can take advantage of their power by aiming towards or even over some of the fairway bunkers that may be out of reach for others. However, accuracy is still important as there are six total bunkers in play and water hazards surrounding parts of this dogleg right hole.

Weather Considerations:

The varying distances from each teebox offer options for all levels of golfers based on weather conditions such as altitude, temperature and wind that may impact ball flight differently throughout different seasons.

In general though, higher altitudes will lead to longer distances while colder temperatures tend to decrease overall yardage due to denser air resistance.

Wind can also greatly affect shots, especially on a hole like this with water hazards and bunkers in play. Low handicappers should take advantage of tailwinds while high handicappers should be cautious of headwinds that could potentially lead to trouble.

Percent of Bunker on Green:

With only 3% of the green being surrounded by bunkers, all players have a good chance at hitting the green in regulation. However, it's important to note that these are not just any regular fairway bunkers - they are greenside bunkers that can easily turn birdie opportunities into bogeys or worse if approached from the wrong angle. High handicappers should aim for the center of the green to avoid these hazards while low handicappers may choose to go for a more aggressive approach towards pins closer to bunker locations.

In conclusion, Hole 14 at Winged Foot Golf Club (East Course) offers different challenges and opportunities for golfers of all levels based on their distance off the tee and strategic shot placement. With varying distances from each teebox and weather conditions playing a major factor, players must carefully consider their options before teeing off on this risk-reward par 4.

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

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