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

Golf Club of Houston (Tournament Course), Texas

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Hole 8 at the Golf Club of Houston (Tournament Course) is a par 5, measuring 564 yards from the championship tees and 453 yards from the senior women's tees. It has an approximate fairway width of 34 yards with a slight dogleg right. The green area measures 10072 square feet and there are five bunkers around it, one percent of which are greenside.

This hole can be challenging for all skill levels due to its length and dogleg right shape. For players who hit their driver ~217 yards, they will need two solid shots to reach the green in regulation. Players should aim down the left side of this hole as far as possible off the tee without hitting into trouble on either side or going out-of-bounds; this will leave them with a mid iron shot that will require accuracy but also allow them to go for birdie if they execute properly.

The weather conditions at Golf Club of Houston vary throughout the year, making club selection even more important on this long par 5. In summer months when temperatures rise and humidity increases, golfers may want to use more lofted clubs off their tee shots in order to keep ball flight low enough so that it doesn't balloon too high in hot air temperatures or get caught up by wind gusts coming off nearby Lake Houston which can affect playability here especially during springtime storms. In winter months when temperatures drop significantly cooler than average for Texas standards, golfers may want to select longer clubs such as drivers or 3 woods so that they can take advantage of increased roll out potential on firmer surfaces caused by cold weather conditions while still keeping control over their approach shot distance before reaching greenside bunkers guarding against longer approaches into elevated greens protected by deep sand traps

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 5

Distance: 564 yards

Handicap: 5

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Slight dogleg

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

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In summary, Hole 8 at Golf Club of Houston is a long par 5 that requires accuracy and club selection to be conquered. Players should aim as far down the left side of this hole off their tee shots and adjust club selection based on weather conditions in order to give themselves the best chance for birdie or even eagle.

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

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