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Number 4 on my “home” course. 200 yard par 3. Green sits elevated and is wide, but not deep. If you hit it short of the green, you’re in the water. If you hit it long, you have a really tight chip to try and get it to stay on the green and not run back off into the water on the other side. The only safe miss is out right either into the sand or even further right of the sand. The green has a ridge in the middle that will either funnel the ball to the back left of the green or front right. I’ve gotten a par on this once and it was only because I thinned my 5 iron into the hill before the green, stopping its momentum and ending up on the green. 

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Hole 3 on the course I play weekly. I dont know why but it eats me alive. I can hit great drive, then chunk next shots, or bad drive great recoveries etc. The one thing I know makes is challenging is the green is close to 45 degree slope back to front and if you miss, the ball rolls forever 

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There's a couple at my home course that can jump and bite you. By far the most common is #12, which is a 420 yard par 4. OB down the full length right, and a waste area left. The last 150 is downhill, across a creek, to a tiered green. Oh and the landing zone is about 20 yards wide. You can be in the left half of the fairway and still be blocked from the green. I par his hole maybe 2 twice a year.

#16 is also tough, 390 par 4 you have to draw the tee shot or forget it. And #18, a 525 yard par 5. It's tightly tree-lined on both sides, with a steep fall off on the left. There's a flat spot for a 275-290 drive to be able to go at it in 2, but if you're short of that, there's a lake that covers the next 75 yards, which forces a layup if driver isn't in right position. Numerous times I've been hitting 3 from 220 out.

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Hole #2 at my home course, Sunnybrook Country Club is my absolute least favorite hole on the course and for some reason is a psychological nightmare for me.

It is a 389-yard, Par 4 that is straight as can be. There is a creek that runs down the left side, with a large tree that can block you out from the left rough.

On the right, there is some thick grass you have to clear if you go too right, but just 10-15-yards off the right side you have large, leafy trees that run down the entire length of the fairway. It is easy to get blocked, and if you're in the trees on the right, you may never get out of them.

There is one bunker on the front right side of the green, but it really shouldn't ever come into play.

The hole is quite simple...hit a good tee shot, have about 130-150 in, and hit a pretty easy oval green. But, it rarely happens that way and I get blocked on the right 8 times out of 10. I have shot par on this hole several times, but have missed every birdie opportunity I have had. Last week, I rolled my 2nd shot into the flag stick from 151-yards and it bounced off of it 15ft...of course, missed the birdie putt and tapped in for par.

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4 hours ago, Kevin Kikkert said:

 I rolled my 2nd shot into the flag stick from 151-yards and it bounced off of it 15ft...of course, missed the birdie putt and tapped in for par.

 

Don't you just hate that. Have a fantastic shot into the green. Hit the flag stick and now your either off the green or now looking at a 30 foot putt. Did that last week, went from  possible birdie putt to chipping on from 30 feet off the green and one putt for par.

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IMG_3902.JPG 14 at Chestnut Hills in Fort Wayne. Par 3, 170 yards. This is my arch nemesis.


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Yes! - Hole 18 on Valley Course at RTJ Oxmoor Valley.

 

It's uphill with a tee shot over a large valley. It's the perspective that gets you. The bunker in the fairway closes off the entire right side. From the Blue tees (one up from tips), the top of the bunker is 270 (w/out slope adjustment) so unless you can get a hold of one or have wind to your back, you can't carry it. The left side of the fairway is pretty much blind. You think that if you hit it too far right you will be in trees, but in reality it's a large landing area. I've been in the bunker way too many times. Oh yeah, elevated green with false front on the left and right side. Just brutal.

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On 7/7/2020 at 6:44 AM, Mtbryant01 said:

Number 4 on my “home” course. 200 yard par 3. Green sits elevated and is wide, but not deep. If you hit it short of the green, you’re in the water. If you hit it long, you have a really tight chip to try and get it to stay on the green and not run back off into the water on the other side. The only safe miss is out right either into the sand or even further right of the sand. The green has a ridge in the middle that will either funnel the ball to the back left of the green or front right. I’ve gotten a par on this once and it was only because I thinned my 5 iron into the hill before the green, stopping its momentum and ending up on the green. 

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Mtbryant01 - just stick it close and you dont have to worry about the water or the sand. (We play together and he saw my shot that's my prof pic on this hole. My only shot all day that day).

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It's not a specific hole that kills me, it's a type of hole.  

 

Short Par 4's.    I can't make myself to hit an iron off the tee.  Testosterone + 1% chance of driving the green = bogey or worse


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On 7/8/2020 at 11:06 AM, josmi15 said:

IMG_3902.JPG 14 at Chestnut Hills in Fort Wayne. Par 3, 170 yards. This is my arch nemesis.


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Yikes! Wonder how many balls end up in there each year. I have one similar to this at my local course, it's like 20yds longer and the pond is a little further from the box... I have definitely hit my fair share of balls in it. Anything with water in my line is scary. 


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