Chambers Bay Golf Course Hole by Hole - 4th Hole

Chambers Bay Golf Course, Washington

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Hole 4 at Chambers Bay Golf Course is a challenging par 5 that requires precise shots and strategic thinking to score well. Located in University Place, Washington, this course boasts stunning views of the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier.

From the championship tees, Hole 4 measures a lengthy 568 yards with a handicap of 3. The slight dogleg right adds an element of difficulty as it requires golfers to shape their tee shot around the bend. For average golfers who hit their driver approximately 217 yards, this means they will need to aim for the left side of the fairway in order to avoid being blocked out by trees on the right.

The fairway width on Hole 4 is relatively generous at about 80 yards, giving players some room for error off the tee. However, any shots that stray too far from center may find one of four bunkers strategically placed throughout the hole. These greenside bunkers make up a small percentage of total bunker coverage on this hole but can still be problematic for those looking to go for it in two shots.

As you approach your second shot on this par 5, keep in mind that there are no water hazards present but accuracy will still be key due to undulating terrain and thick rough surrounding much of the green complex. With an average distance of approximately 140 yards with a seven iron or even shorter with a pitching wedge (120 yards), most players should have enough club selection options available when aiming for this large green measuring over half an acre (26071 sq ft).

Weather conditions at Chambers Bay can vary greatly depending on season and time of day. In general though, expect moderate temperatures ranging from high-50s during winter months all way up into low-80s during summer months with occasional gusty winds coming off nearby bodies water such as Puget Sound which could impact ball flight distances slightly especially if hitting into wind direction.

In summary, Hole 4 at Chambers Bay Golf Course is a challenging but fair par 5 that rewards smart shot selection and precise execution. With a slight dogleg right, strategically placed bunkers, and large undulating green complex, this hole will surely test your skills as you strive for a birdie or even an eagle if the conditions are favorable.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 5

Distance: 568 yards

Handicap: 3

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Slight dogleg

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

Club Recommendations

1. Aim for the left side of the fairway off the tee to avoid being blocked out by trees on the right.

2. Take advantage of the relatively generous fairway width, but be aware of strategically placed bunkers that can still cause trouble.

3. Consider using a seven iron or pitching wedge for your second shot, as these clubs will give you enough distance to reach the green while also allowing for accuracy on undulating terrain and thick rough.

4. Pay attention to weather conditions, particularly wind direction, which can impact ball flight distances on this hole.

5. Don't get too aggressive with your approach shot - it's better to play it safe and aim for the center of this large green complex rather than risk ending up in one of its surrounding hazards.

6. Keep in mind that there are no water hazards present on this hole, so don't let fear factor into your club selection or shots around the green.

7. Remember that precision is key when putting on this large undulating green - take time to read putts carefully and adjust accordingly based on any breaks or slopes present.

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

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