Merion Golf Club (East Course) Hole by Hole - 9th Hole

Merion Golf Club (East Course), Pennsylvania

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Hole 9 at Merion Golf Club's East Course is a par 3 of 193 yards from the championship tees, 160 yards from the men's tees and 151 yards from the women's tees. The green area measures 11331 sq ft and has 5 bunkers which account for 25% of greenside coverage. This hole plays slightly more difficult than its handicap rating of 12 suggests due to its length.

Golfers should take into consideration local weather conditions when playing this hole, particularly during the spring and summer months where higher temperatures can cause balls to fly farther than expected. During autumn and winter months, wind may also be an issue as it can affect ball flight in either direction depending on its strength and direction.

For tee shots, golfers with average driving distances should consider hitting a 7 iron or pitching wedge off the tee in order to keep their shot out of any potential trouble areas such as water hazards or sand bunkers that could lead to lost strokes if not avoided successfully. For approach shots, golfers with average distances should use a pitching wedge or 8 iron depending on how far they are away from the pin location; using less lofted clubs will help players avoid hitting over-the-green into those pesky greenside bunkers!

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 3

Distance: 193 yards

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

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Finally, golfers should be mindful of the green's size and shape when selecting their putting line. Merion Golf Club's East Course is known for its undulating greens which can make reading putts especially tricky. Taking time to read the break from multiple angles before committing to a line will help players avoid 3-putting or worse!

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

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