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Las Colinas Country Club Hole by Hole - 9th Hole

Las Colinas Country Club, Texas

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Welcome to the 9th hole at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas. This par 4 is a challenging test for any golfer, regardless of skill level. From the championship tees, this hole measures at a lengthy 445 yards and has been given a handicap rating of 5 - indicating its relative difficulty compared to other holes on the course.

As you approach the tee box, take note of the slight dogleg left that awaits you. This means that your ideal shot shape should be one that starts slightly right and then curves back towards the center of the fairway. The fairway itself is approximately 34 yards wide, providing some room for error but still requiring precision off the tee.

Let's talk about club selection for your tee shot. With an average driving distance of around 217 yards, I recommend using a driver here to give yourself as much distance as possible while still staying within playability range. Keep in mind that weather conditions can greatly impact ball flight at this course - with hot summers causing balls to fly further due to lower air density and colder winters leading to reduced distances.

Once you've successfully navigated your way down the fairway, it's time for your approach shot onto this large green measuring at over 9,600 square feet. There are two bunkers guarding either side of the green but they only make up around 1% of total bunker coverage on this hole - meaning there are other hazards you need to be mindful of.

Based on an average iron distance of around 140 yards with a seven iron and roughly 120 yards with a pitching wedge, I would suggest aiming for just short or just beyond center green depending on pin placement. Remember that putting from above or below can present challenges so try to avoid these areas if possible.

In summary, Hole #9 at Las Colinas Country Club requires strategic thinking both off-the-tee and during approach shots in order to score well. Keep in mind the slight dogleg left, weather conditions and bunker placement when crafting your game plan for this challenging par 4. Good luck!

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 445 yards

Handicap: 5

Green Area:

9673

Approx Fairway Width:

34

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

1

Bunker Count:

2

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

1. Take note of the slight dogleg left and plan your shot shape accordingly.

2. Use a driver for maximum distance while staying within playability range.

3. Consider weather conditions when selecting club for tee shot.

4. Aim for just short or just beyond center green on approach shots to avoid challenging putting situations.

5. Be mindful of bunker placement but also keep in mind other potential hazards on the hole.

6. Plan for strategic thinking both off-the-tee and during approach shots to score well on this challenging par 4 hole.

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

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