Golf Club of Houston (Member Course) Hole by Hole - 8th Hole

Golf Club of Houston (Member Course), Texas

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Hole 8 at Golf Club of Houston is a 475 yard par 4 from the championship tees and a 296 yard par 4 from the senior women's tees. This hole is rated as the most difficult on this course with a handicap of 1, and features slight dogleg right. From all tee boxes, golfers will need to be accurate off the tee in order to avoid 3 strategically placed bunkers that guard both sides of the fairway. The green area measures 9642 sq ft with only 1% greenside bunkers making it slightly easier to approach than other holes on this course.

The weather conditions can vary greatly across each season in Humble, Texas so players should keep an eye out for strong winds coming off Lake Houston which can affect ball flight significantly during spring months. During summer months, temperatures are usually high but altitude remains relatively low so shots may carry further than expected due to less air resistance. In autumn and winter months temperatures cool down substantially and humidity levels drop allowing for better control over ball trajectory when hitting long irons or woods into this hole.

For longer hitters playing from either championship or pro tees, they should aim for center-right side of fairway using driver while shorter hitters may opt for mid iron club such as 7 iron (140 yards) or pitching wedge (120 yards). Players who are more experienced might want to try fading their drive around trees located near left side of fairway while beginners could benefit by taking safer route aiming straight down middle avoiding any potential hazards along way.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 475 yards

Handicap: 1

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Slight dogleg

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

Club Recommendations

Once players reach fairway, they will be faced with second shot that requires accuracy and precision. Depending on distance from green, golfers should choose appropriate club such as hybrid (175 yards) or mid iron (150 yards). Aiming for center of green is best option since there are no greenside bunkers to worry about; however, if windy conditions exist then aiming slightly left may help reduce impact of wind on ball flight. Finally, when putting approach shots into this hole it’s important to remember that green has large undulations so reading contours correctly can be key in making birdies or pars.

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

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