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Golf Club of Houston (Tournament Course) Hole by Hole - 7th Hole

Golf Club of Houston (Tournament Course), Texas

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Hole 7 at Golf Club of Houston (Tournament Course) is a 173-yard par 3 from the championship tees. The green area is 8168 square feet with two greenside bunkers, representing 2% of the total. This hole can be tricky for golfers of all levels due to its length and elevation change.

In summer months, when temperatures are high and humidity is low, golfers should expect increased ball flight distances as a result of warmer air density but also take into account how windy conditions may affect their shot selection. In cooler months such as winter or spring, the temperature drop and added moisture in the air will cause shots to travel shorter than normal so club selection needs to be adjusted accordingly.

From the championship tee box, an average golfer hitting around 217 yards off the tee would likely need to hit a driver in order to reach this hole’s green safely. For those playing from other teeboxes such as pro or men's/seniors', they would likely need between 6-7 iron depending on their yardage preference and weather conditions that day; while women/senior women players would most likely require only a pitching wedge or 9 iron from 96 yards away respectively.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 3

Distance: 173 yards

Handicap: 15

Green Area:

8168

Approx Fairway Width:

Has Water:

True

Curvature:

Percent Bunkers Near green:

2

Bunker Count:

2

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

Given the length of this hole, golfers should be sure to use their most accurate club and aim for the center of the green to avoid any hazards. The two greenside bunkers may make it difficult to get close enough for a birdie opportunity so aiming at the pin is not advisable.

Finally, with an elevation change in play, golfers need to factor that into their shot selection by either adding or subtracting a few clubs depending on how much they want their ball to roll when it lands. If they are playing downwind then they can add one club while if playing upwind then subtract one club accordingly.

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

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