Hole 12

Hole 12

Par 4 / Brown Tees: 426 / Blue Tees: 400 / Green Tees: 382 / Red Tees: 307

As opposed to number eleven, this hole sits a little right to left. Looking at it, you’ll notice the bunkers down by the green and the bunkering that frames the landing area also sets up the hole right to left. Here you’ve got a long, shallow bunker framing the left side of the fairway. Look at the difference between that bunker and the ones up by the green. The fairway bunker on the right is out of play for most of us mortals, but a long hitter might reach the bunker on the right and wish he never had. There’s a mound on the right side that will kick your ball back into the fairway, so you want to stay as much on the left side as you can.

The green is wide open in the front and sets up a little bit left to right, and there is a variety of good runoff behind the green. You have two options here: You can either carry it right onto the green or run it in. But stay out of those bunkers if you can, because they aren’t too kind, especially the one on the front right of the green. Ideally, you want to slide your ball in between them.

-Pete Dye