Onion Creek Club Hole by Hole - 5th Hole

Onion Creek Club, Texas

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Hole 5 at Onion Creek Club is a long par 5 that plays from the championship tees at an intimidating distance of 526 yards. The hole doglegs slightly to the right, so golfers should aim for the left side of the fairway off the tee as it will provide them with a shorter approach shot into the green. There are five bunkers located along this hole, but only one bunker on or near the green.

The elevation changes across each season can have an impact on club selection and ball flight due to changing temperatures and wind conditions. During summer months, golfers may need to add extra yardage when selecting their clubs due to hot temperatures which affect ball flight distances; during winter months, they may want to subtract some yardage because colder air causes balls to travel farther than usual.

For most average golfers hitting a driver ~217 yards, 7 iron ~140 yards and pitching wedge ~120 yards, this could be approached with two shots in order reach within 100-125 yards for their third shot into the green. A good strategy would be hit your driver down part way down towards where you want your second shot landing spot (approximately 250-275) then follow up with either a 3 wood or hybrid depending on how far you feel comfortable carrying it over water hazard if there is any present here (which there isn't). From there you’d have around 125-150 yards remaining for your third shot into an elevated 6141 sq ft green surrounded by bunkers. Selecting either a mid/long iron or even better yet – sand wedge – would give you best chance of getting close enough for birdie putt opportunity!

Teebox type: Pro

Par: 5

Distance: 491 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

Finally, the key to success on this hole is accuracy and distance control. While it may be tempting to try and hit driver off the tee for maximum distance, hitting a more controlled club such as 3 wood or hybrid will provide better accuracy and give you a better chance of setting up your approach shot into the green. Additionally, selecting an appropriate club depending on season/weather conditions can help improve ball flight distances which can lead to improved scoring.

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

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