Merion Golf Club (East Course) Hole by Hole - 17th Hole

Merion Golf Club (East Course), Pennsylvania

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Hole 17 at Merion Golf Club (East Course) is a par 3 that measures 220 yards from the Pro tees, 208 yards from the Men's tees and 197 yards from the Women's tees. The green area covers 11239 square feet with 5 bunkers guarding 27% of its surface. This hole can be quite challenging due to local weather conditions across all four seasons. In colder months, altitude and temperature can cause balls to fly further than usual while windy days may result in unpredictable ball flight patterns. During summer months, heat and humidity could affect shot accuracy as well as distance control for approach shots.

For optimal scoring on this hole, players should consider using a fairway wood or hybrid off the tee depending on their average driver distance; if they hit around 217 yards with their driver then they should use a fairway wood or hybrid depending on how much carry is needed over any hazards in play before reaching the green. For the second shot, players should use an iron club between 7-9 depending on their average distances for those clubs; if they hit 140 yards with their 7 iron then they should aim to land just short of the green and let it roll up onto it instead of flying it directly into one of the greenside bunkers surrounding it.

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 3

Distance: 220 yards

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

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Finally, players should take into account the local weather conditions when playing this hole; if it’s a windy day then they should adjust their club selection and aim for a target that is slightly downwind to ensure better accuracy. If it’s cold or hot, then they may need to adjust their club selection accordingly in order to reach the green with more precision.

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

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