Holston Hills Country Club Hole by Hole - 4th Hole

Holston Hills Country Club, Tennessee

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The fourth hole at Holston Hills Country Club is a challenging par 3 with multiple tee options to accommodate all skill levels. With water and two bunkers surrounding the green, strategic shot placement and distance control are crucial for success on this hole. The varying weather conditions throughout the year in Knoxville further add to the complexity of this hole, as altitude, temperature, and wind can significantly impact ball flight and scoring potential.

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 3

Distance: 165 yards

Handicap: 15

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

Club Recommendations

Low Handicapper (280+ yards):

Off the tee, a low handicapper should aim to hit a high and controlled shot that carries over the water and lands softly on the green. With a drive of 280+ yards, this player has an advantage in distance but must be careful not to overshoot the green as two bunkers are strategically placed near the back. Aiming for the center or front portion of the green will provide a safe landing spot while still allowing for birdie opportunities.

Mid Handicapper (~230+ yards):

A mid handicapper can also take advantage of their distance off the tee on this par 3 hole. With proper club selection and swing control, they can confidently carry over both bunkers and land on or near the green. However, if facing unfavorable weather conditions such as strong winds or colder temperatures, it may be wise to play more conservatively towards the front of the green to avoid potential hazards.

High Handicapper (~200+ yards):

For a high handicapper, avoiding mistakes is key on this challenging par 3 hole. It's recommended to use a shorter club off the tee in order to have better accuracy and control over their shot. Aim for an area short of any hazards and rely on good course management skills by playing towards one side of fairway rather than trying to hit directly at pins tucked close to water or bunkers.

Weather Considerations:

The fourth hole at Holston Hills Country Club is greatly influenced by weather conditions throughout each season. In warmer months with higher temperatures, balls will tend to fly further due to reduced air density at higher altitudes in Knoxville which sits about 900 feet above sea level. Conversely, cooler temperatures may cause balls to travel shorter distances so make sure you adjust your club selection accordingly.

In addition, wind can significantly impact ball flight on this open par 3 hole with little tree cover providing protection from gusts coming off the nearby Tennessee River. Keep an eye on wind direction and speed to adjust your shot accordingly.

Percent of Bunker on Green:

With only 4% of bunkers located on the green, players should have confidence in their ability to avoid these hazards with proper shot placement and distance control. However, if you do find yourself in a greenside bunker, make sure to use proper technique and aim for a safe landing spot on the green rather than trying to get too aggressive with your recovery shot. With good course management skills, this hole can be conquered by all skill levels at Holston Hills Country Club.

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

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