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Golf Club of Houston (Member Course) Hole by Hole - 1st Hole

Golf Club of Houston (Member Course), Texas

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Hole 1 at Golf Club of Houston is a 414-yard Par 4 that plays slightly downhill from the tee. The fairway is 35 yards wide and curves gently to the right, with two bunkers located on the left side of the hole. The green area measures 8291 square feet and has one greenside bunker as a percent of total.

For players hitting from the championship tees, this hole will require an accurate drive off the tee in order to avoid hazards and set up a manageable approach shot into the green. Depending on local weather conditions such as wind direction or altitude, golfers may want to adjust their club selection accordingly for maximum distance off the tee. For instance, if there are strong headwinds present then it would be wise to select a more lofted club like 3 wood or even hybrid instead of driver in order to keep your ball low and out of harm's way.

The approach shot should be played towards the center of this large green with plenty of room for error both long and short due its size; however, golfers should still take care not to miss too far right or left due to bunkering around each side. In addition, depending on seasonality (temperature/altitude) players may need additional clubs for their approach shots compared during different times throughout year - i.e., if it's hot outside then you might need an extra club than normal in order to get enough spin onto your ball landing near pin location on green surface

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 414 yards

Handicap: 15

Green Area:

8291

Approx Fairway Width:

35

Has Water:

True

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

1

Bunker Count:

2

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

Finally, the greenside bunker should not be feared too much as it is quite shallow and provides plenty of room for recovery shots. If you find yourself in this hazard then take a deep breath and try to get your ball back onto the green with a lofted club like sand wedge or lob wedge.

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

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