Golf Club of Houston (Member Course) Hole by Hole - 3rd Hole

Golf Club of Houston (Member Course), Texas

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Hole 3 at Golf Club of Houston is a 577-yard par 5 that plays slightly downhill from the Championship tee. The fairway slopes from left to right and curves gently around the dogleg, with three bunkers set in strategic positions on the left side of the fairway. Water hazards come into play for longer hitters off the tee, so conservative players may want to lay up short of them. The green is 7769 square feet with one bunker located greenside; it's protected by a large tree that can block your approach shot if you don't get enough height on it.

The hole will play differently depending on local weather conditions throughout each season. In summer months, when temperatures are high and humidity levels make ball flight more unpredictable, golfers should be prepared to adjust their club selection accordingly as they tackle this challenging par 5. In winter months, cooler temperatures mean less air resistance which could allow golfers to hit longer than normal shots off the tee or with their approach shots into the green. Windy days will also affect ball flight direction and distance traveled so keep an eye out for any gusts that might impact your strategy here!

For those playing from championship tees (577 yards), a long hitter would need two good drives followed by a mid/long iron shot onto the green while shorter hitters may opt for laying up short of water hazards and playing their third shot with either a 7 iron or pitching wedge depending upon yardage remaining after second shot.. Playing from other tees (Pro:542 yards; Men’s:510 yards; Senior’s 478 yards; Women’s 478 yards & Senior Women’s 452 yards) allows players greater flexibility in terms of club selection both off tee box as well as approach shots onto green given average driver distances 217 Yards ; 7 Iron 140 Yards & Pitching Wedge 120 Yards .

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 5

Distance: 577 yards

Handicap: 13

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Slight dogleg

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

Club Recommendations

When hitting the approach shot, golfers should be sure to get enough height on their ball so that it clears the large tree that guards the green. A high draw or fade can help players avoid this obstacle and ensure a good chance at making par. Additionally, pay close attention to pin placement as this will determine your strategy for attacking the flagstick; back pins may require a higher-lofted club while front pins may need something with more roll out. Finally, keep an eye on any bunkers located greenside and make sure to avoid them when possible!

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

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