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Merion Golf Club (East Course) Hole by Hole - 16th Hole

Merion Golf Club (East Course), Pennsylvania

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Hole 16 at Merion Golf Club (East Course) is a par 4 measuring 428 yards from the championship tees. It’s a slight dogleg left with an approximate fairway width of 36 yards. The hole has 6 bunkers, two of which are greenside and make up 2% of the total area. From the tee box, golfers should aim to stay away from the bunkers that line both sides of this hole, but still favor the right side to set up an optimal approach shot into the green.

The green measures 14863 sq ft and slopes moderately from back to front making it difficult for players who hit their approaches long or left as they will find themselves in trouble quickly due to deep rough and bunker placement around this large green complex.

Given its length, most golfers may want to consider hitting driver off the tee depending on local weather conditions such as wind speed/direction and temperature across all four seasons; altitude can also play a factor in ball flight conditions here so be sure you adjust your club selection accordingly before each swing! A good drive should leave players with anywhere between 218-140 yards into this green depending on how far you hit your clubs - 7 iron for longer hitters (~140 yds), pitching wedge for shorter hitters (~120 yds). Be sure to take advantage of any downwind shots by using less club than normal while playing into a headwind will require more club selection than usual.

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 4

Distance: 428 yards

Green Area:

14863

Approx Fairway Width:

36

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

2

Bunker Count:

6

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

The best playing tips for Hole 16 at Merion Golf Club (East Course) are as follows:

1. Aim to stay away from the bunkers that line both sides of this hole, but still favor the right side to set up an optimal approach shot into the green.

2. Consider hitting driver off the tee depending on local weather conditions such as wind speed/direction and temperature across all four seasons; altitude can also play a factor in ball flight conditions here so be sure you adjust your club selection accordingly before each swing!

3. Take advantage of any downwind shots by using less club than normal while playing into a headwind will require more club selection than usual.

4. Be aware that this large green complex slopes moderately from back to front making it difficult for players who hit their approaches long or left as they will find themselves in trouble quickly due to deep rough and bunker placement around this large green complex..

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

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