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Pinehurst Golf & Country Club (#2 Course) Hole by Hole - 5th Hole

Pinehurst Golf & Country Club (#2 Course), North Carolina

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Hole 5 at Pinehurst Golf & Country Club (#2 Course) is a challenging par 4 with a length of 476 yards from the championship tees. The hole has a slight dogleg left, making it important for golfers to have an accurate tee shot in order to set up their approach to the green. The fairway is approximately 40 yards wide, providing some room for error off the tee.

The green area measures at 14248 square feet and is well-bunkered with three bunkers strategically placed around it. However, only one percent of these bunkers are greenside, allowing for more forgiving approaches onto the green.

The hole's handicap number of 1 indicates that it is considered one of the most difficult holes on the course. This could be due to its length and curvature as well as potential challenges posed by weather conditions.

Speaking of weather conditions, players should be aware that Pinehurst Golf & Country Club experiences varying weather across all four seasons. In warmer months, higher temperatures may result in longer ball flights while colder months may see shorter ball flights due to lower temperatures and potential wind gusts.

For an average golfer who hits a driver around 217 yards off the tee, they may want to consider using a fairway wood or hybrid club instead in order to ensure accuracy over distance. From there, they can aim for their typical pitching wedge yardage (around 120 yards) on their approach shot into this large green complex.

Overall, Hole #5 at Pinehurst Golf & Country Club requires strategic thinking and precise shots from both off the tee and onto the green in order to score well on this challenging par-4 hole.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 476 yards

Handicap: 1

Green Area:

14248

Approx Fairway Width:

40

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

1

Bunker Count:

3

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

1. Focus on accuracy over distance off the tee: With a narrow fairway and a slight dogleg left, it is important for golfers to prioritize hitting their tee shot in the desired landing area rather than trying to hit it as far as possible.

2. Consider using a fairway wood or hybrid club instead of driver: For an average golfer who hits around 217 yards off the tee, using a fairway wood or hybrid club may be more beneficial in terms of accuracy and control.

3. Aim for typical pitching wedge yardage on approach shot: With a large green complex measuring at 14248 square feet, aiming for your typical pitching wedge yardage (around 120 yards) can help increase your chances of hitting the green and avoiding any strategically placed bunkers.

4. Take note of weather conditions: As Pinehurst Golf & Country Club experiences varying weather throughout the year, players should take into consideration how temperature and wind might affect their ball flight. Adjusting club selection accordingly can help improve overall performance on this hole.

5. Plan ahead for potential challenges posed by handicap number 1: Being one of the most difficult holes on the course, it is important to have a game plan in place before teeing off on Hole #5 at Pinehurst Golf & Country Club. This could include practicing with different clubs or discussing strategy with your caddy beforehand.

6. Stay calm and focused when faced with challenging shots: It's easy to get frustrated when playing such a difficult hole, but staying calm and focused will ultimately lead to better decision making and execution of shots.

7. Use course knowledge to your advantage: If you are familiar with Pinehurst Golf & Country Club (#2 Course), use that knowledge to strategize where you want your ball to land based on pin placement and potential hazards around the green.

8. Practice precision shots before playing this hole: Given its length and curvature, Hole #5 at Pinehurst Golf & Country Club requires precise shots both off the tee and onto the green. Practicing these types of shots before playing can help improve your chances of scoring well on this challenging par-4 hole.

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

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