Golf Club of Houston (Tournament Course) Hole by Hole - 5th Hole

Golf Club of Houston (Tournament Course), Texas

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Hole 5 at Golf Club of Houston (Tournament Course) is a challenging 467-yard, par 4 with a slight dogleg left. The championship tee box plays to 391 yards for pros, 291 yards from the men's and women's tees, and 291 yards from the senior women's tees. The green area is 10348 sq ft with two bunkers present on 1% of the green. This hole requires accuracy off the tee as there are 32 yards of fairway width but water hazards come into play on both sides of the fairway near 220-250 yards out. Depending on your club selection off the tee, you may need to hit a long iron or hybrid for your approach shot in order to reach this large green that slopes from back right to front left. Local weather conditions can affect ball flight here due to altitude changes throughout all four seasons; temperatures tend to be milder than other parts of Texas during winter months while summer months often bring strong winds which can add additional challenge when aiming towards this slightly elevated green protected by two greenside bunkers. With an overall handicap rating of 12, Hole 5 at Golf Club of Houston (Tournament Course) provides an exciting test for even experienced golfers!

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 467 yards

Handicap: 1

Green Area:


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Has Water:



Slight dogleg

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Bunker Count:



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

Club Recommendations

Playing Tips:

1. Choose the right tee box for your skill level in order to have the best chance of hitting the fairway off the tee.

2. Aim towards a safe spot on the fairway that will give you an optimal approach angle into this large green with its back-right to front-left slope.

3. Consider using a hybrid club or long iron off the tee as they will help you control your ball flight and avoid water hazards located 220-250 yards out from the center of the fairway.

4. Be aware of local weather conditions, such as strong winds during summer months or altitude changes throughout all four seasons, which may affect ball flight and require adjustments to your shot selection accordingly.

5. Aim for a spot on this slightly elevated green that is far away from both greenside bunkers; use caution when playing shots around these bunkers as they can add difficulty if not avoided properly!

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

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