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Pinehurst Resort and C.C. (#2) Hole by Hole - 17th Hole

Pinehurst Resort and C.C. (#2), North Carolina

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Hole 17 at Pinehurst Resort and C.C. (#2) is a challenging par 3, with a distance of 190 yards from the championship tees. With a handicap of 14, this hole presents an opportunity for golfers to make up some strokes on their scorecard.

As you approach the tee box, take note of the local weather conditions. In the summer months, temperatures can reach into the high 90s with high humidity levels that may affect ball flight. During fall and spring, mild temperatures in the low to mid-70s provide ideal playing conditions. And in winter, cooler temperatures in the mid-50s may require adjustments to your club selection.

From the championship tees, I recommend using a driver for most players as it will give them enough distance to comfortably reach the green while avoiding any hazards. For those who struggle with longer clubs off of the tee or are facing strong headwinds, consider using a hybrid or long iron instead.

The green on Hole 17 measures at over 10,000 square feet and features two bunkers strategically placed on either side of it. These greenside bunkers account for approximately one-third (29%) of all bunkers on this hole so be sure to factor them into your approach shot strategy.

When approaching your second shot onto this large green complex, keep in mind that there is no water hazard present but accuracy is key due to its size and potential pin placements near bunker edges. Depending on wind direction and strength as well as personal preference and skill level around short game shots; I suggest using either an aggressive pitching wedge or conservative seven iron depending upon how confident you feel about getting up-and-down if missing slightly offline.

Overall Hole #17 offers both challenges & opportunities for golfers looking to improve their scoring average by being smart off-the-tee followed by precise approaches onto wide yet tricky putting surface which should help avoid bogeys & double bogeys. Good luck!

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 3

Distance: 190 yards

Handicap: 14

Green Area:

10164

Approx Fairway Width:

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Percent Bunkers Near green:

29

Bunker Count:

2

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

1. Take note of the local weather conditions and adjust club selection accordingly. In summer months, use a driver for most players to account for high temperatures and humidity affecting ball flight. In fall and spring, mild temperatures allow for ideal playing conditions. In winter, cooler temperatures may require adjustments to club selection.

2. Use a driver off the tee to comfortably reach the green while avoiding hazards. For those who struggle with longer clubs or are facing strong headwinds, consider using a hybrid or long iron instead.

3. Be aware of the two strategically placed bunkers on either side of the large green complex, which account for one-third of all bunkers on this hole.

4. When approaching your second shot onto the green, accuracy is key due to its size and potential pin placements near bunker edges.

5. Depending on wind direction and personal preference/skill level around short game shots, consider using an aggressive pitching wedge or conservative seven iron for your approach shot.

6. Overall, Hole #17 offers both challenges & opportunities - be smart off-the-tee followed by precise approaches onto wide yet tricky putting surface in order to avoid bogeys & double bogeys and improve scoring average.

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

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