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Holston Hills Country Club Hole by Hole - 7th Hole

Holston Hills Country Club, Tennessee

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Hole 7 at Holston Hills Country Club is a strategic par 5 that requires precise tee shots to avoid the slight dogleg left and strategically placed bunkers. With varying distances for different tee boxes, players must consider altitude, temperature, and wind conditions throughout the year to optimize their approach shots onto the generous green.

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 5

Distance: 517 yards

Handicap: 11

Green Area:

9765

Approx Fairway Width:

65

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

2

Bunker Count:

7

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

Low Handicapper (11):

The low handicapper has the advantage of distance off the tee, but must still be strategic in their approach to this par 5. With a drive of 280+ yards, they can easily clear the dogleg and avoid any potential hazards. However, they must also take into account altitude and wind conditions when choosing their club for their second shot. The generous green allows for aggressive play with the possibility of an eagle opportunity.

Mid Handicapper (11):

For the mid handicapper, this hole presents a challenge in both distance and strategy. With a drive averaging around 230+ yards, they will need to place their tee shot carefully to avoid fairway bunkers on either side of the slight dogleg left. Their second shot will require precision as well, taking into consideration altitude and temperature changes throughout the year. Playing safe may be a wise choice here to ensure avoiding any costly mistakes.

High Handicapper (11):

The high handicapper should focus on accuracy rather than distance on this par 5 at Holston Hills Country Club. With an average drive of around 200+ yards, they may struggle to clear the dogleg or reach the green in two shots. It's important for them to choose clubs wisely based on weather conditions and aim for placement rather than power off the tee box. Avoiding fairway bunkers is crucial here as well as playing smartly towards a bogey instead of risking double or triple bogeys.

Weather Conditions:

Throughout all four seasons at Holston Hills Country Club, players must consider how altitude and wind can impact ball flight on this hole. In colder temperatures during winter months, balls tend to fly shorter distances while hot summer days can add extra yardage due to thinner air at higher altitudes in Knoxville,Tennessee.

Percentages:

With only 2% bunker coverage on this hole's green area, players have more room for error with their approach shots. However, there are still 7 strategically placed bunkers throughout the fairway and around the green that players must be aware of when planning their shots. Green side bunkers can make for challenging up-and-down situations, while fairway bunkers may hinder a player's ability to reach the green in regulation.

In conclusion, Hole 7 at Holston Hills Country Club presents a strategic challenge for all handicaps with its varying tee box distances and dogleg left design. Low handicappers have an opportunity for an eagle but must consider weather conditions and potential hazards on this par 5. Mid handicappers should focus on accuracy rather than distance while high handicappers should play smartly towards avoiding costly mistakes. With minimal bunker coverage on the green, players have more room for error but still need to be mindful of strategically placed hazards throughout the hole.

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

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