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Chambers Bay Golf Course Hole by Hole - 18th Hole

Chambers Bay Golf Course, Washington

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Hole 18 at Chambers Bay Golf Course is a challenging par 5, with a distance of 604 yards from the championship tees. The hole has a handicap of 2, making it one of the more difficult holes on the course. From the tee box, golfers will face a slight dogleg right and will need to hit their drive accurately in order to set up for their approach shot.

The fairway width is approximately 65 yards wide, providing enough room for players to find the short grass off the tee. However, there are six strategically placed bunkers along the fairway that can come into play for longer hitters. It's important to note that there are no greenside bunkers on this hole.

As you make your way down towards the green, you'll notice that water does not come into play on this hole. This means that players can focus solely on their shots without having to worry about hazards or obstacles.

One thing to keep in mind when playing Hole 18 at Chambers Bay is how weather conditions may affect your ball flight. Located in University Place, Washington, this course experiences mild temperatures and moderate wind throughout most of the year. In summer months (June-August), temperatures range from mid-60s°F (18°C) to low-70s°F (22°C). In winter months (December-February), temperatures drop significantly with highs averaging around mid-40s°F (7°C). Wind speeds typically range from 8-12 mph but can pick up during certain seasons.

With these factors in mind, here are some club recommendations for both your tee shot and approach:

Tee Shot:

For an average golfer who hits their driver approximately 217 yards off the tee, it's recommended they use either a driver or three wood depending on how much distance they want/need off their drive.

Approach:

From here we recommend using either a long iron or hybrid to lay up and leave yourself with a manageable distance for your third shot. With temperatures ranging from the mid-60s°F (18°C) to low-70s°F (22°C), the ball will travel slightly further than usual, so be sure to take that into account when selecting your club.

In summary, Hole 18 at Chambers Bay Golf Course is a challenging par 5 that requires accuracy off the tee and strategic approach shots. Keep an eye on weather conditions and make smart club selections in order to navigate this hole successfully. Good luck!

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 5

Distance: 604 yards

Handicap: 2

Green Area:

24444

Approx Fairway Width:

65

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

0

Bunker Count:

6

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

1. For your tee shot, choose a driver or three wood depending on how much distance you want/need off the drive.

2. Aim for the fairway and avoid the strategically placed bunkers along the way.

3. Take into account weather conditions, specifically wind speed and temperature, when selecting your club for both your tee shot and approach shots.

4. With no greenside bunkers to worry about, focus on hitting an accurate approach shot to set yourself up for a manageable third shot.

5. Consider using a long iron or hybrid for your layup shot to leave yourself with a comfortable distance for your third shot.

6. Keep in mind that temperatures at Chambers Bay can affect ball flight, so adjust accordingly when choosing clubs.

7. Pay attention to the slight dogleg right on this hole and aim accordingly off the tee to set up for a better approach angle.

8. Don't let water hazards distract you - there are none on this hole!

9. Stay focused and make smart decisions throughout this challenging par 5 in order to improve scoring chances.

10. Good luck!

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

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