Winged Foot Golf Club (East Course) Hole by Hole - 15th Hole

Winged Foot Golf Club (East Course), New York

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The 15th hole at Winged Foot Golf Club is a strategic par 4 that requires precise shot placement to avoid the slight dogleg left and three bunkers. With varying teebox distances, players must consider wind conditions and ball flight adjustments for optimal scoring potential on this short yet challenging hole.

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 4

Distance: 336 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.

Club Recommendations

Low Handicapper:

The 15th hole at Winged Foot Golf Club is a perfect opportunity for low handicappers to attack and potentially make an eagle on this short par 4. With the ability to hit drives over 280 yards, players can easily clear the slight dogleg left and avoid the three bunkers that guard the fairway. However, wind conditions must be taken into account as it could affect ball flight and potentially bring water into play. The key here is precise shot placement to set up a birdie or even an eagle putt.

Mid Handicapper:

For mid handicappers, this hole presents a great chance for scoring but also requires strategic thinking. With teebox distances around 230+ yards, players should aim towards the right side of the fairway to avoid any potential trouble with water on their approach shots. Wind conditions must also be considered when choosing clubs and aiming points, as it can greatly impact ball flight on this short yet challenging hole.

High Handicapper:

High handicappers should approach this hole with caution and focus on avoiding mistakes rather than trying to make eagles. With teebox distances around 200+ yards, players may struggle to reach the green in regulation so laying up short of the bunkers would be a smart play here. Additionally, taking extra care with club selection and considering wind conditions will help mitigate any potential hazards such as water or greenside bunkers.

Weather Considerations:

Winged Foot Golf Club experiences four distinct seasons which can greatly impact playing strategies on this hole. In colder temperatures during winter months, lower air density may cause balls to travel shorter distances so high handicappers may want to consider using more lofted clubs off the tee for better control. During summer months when temperatures are higher, balls tend to fly further so low handicappers should take advantage of these favorable conditions by attacking pins aggressively.

Overall Tips:

No matter what your handicap level is, the key to success on this hole is precision and strategic thinking. With a relatively narrow fairway width of 40 yards and three bunkers guarding the green, aiming towards the right side of the fairway will provide players with the best angle for their approach shots. And always remember to take into account wind conditions and adjust accordingly for optimal scoring potential. Good luck!

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

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