Merion Golf Club (East Course) Hole by Hole - 6th Hole

Merion Golf Club (East Course), Pennsylvania

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Hole 6 at Merion Golf Club's East Course is a 420 yard par 4 with slight dogleg to the right. From the Pro tees, this hole can be intimidating due to its length and narrow fairway of 37 yards wide. The green area measures 12191 square feet and is guarded by four percent greenside bunkers.

This hole favors players who can shape their tee shot from left-to-right as there are trees on both sides of the fairway that could block your approach if you hit it too far right. Additionally, local weather conditions should also be taken into account when playing this hole; during summer months, high temperatures may cause your ball to travel farther than usual while in winter months cold temperatures may affect how far you’re able to hit off the tee box. Windy days will also play an important factor here as they have a tendency to blow balls offline if not accounted for properly.

Given these factors, golfers should aim for the center of the fairway off the tee using a driver or 3 wood depending on wind direction and strength. This will leave them with a mid-iron approach into a large green surrounded by sand traps so accuracy is key here!

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 4

Distance: 420 yards

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Slight dogleg

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

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Once on the green, golfers should look for a pin placement that is not too close to any of the bunkers and avoid putting from off-the-green as much as possible. Keep in mind that this hole can be quite long so it’s important to use your best judgement when deciding whether or not to go for the green in two shots. If you are feeling confident with your iron play, going for it could be a good option but if you don’t feel comfortable then lay up and take an extra shot into the green.

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

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