Flyover of the 8th Hole

By: purgatorygolf on March 12th, 2013

I have a love hate relationship with the 8th hole. It is a such a challenging hole, the hardest one for me personally. But as always with golf, it is soooo rewarding when you score well on this hole. The green is deep, with bunkers left and a fescue-covered hillock to the right. It’s modeled after Alister Mackenzie’s favorite green at Crystal Downs in Michigan.

Here is what Head Professional Jon Stutz has to say about it in our upcoming iBook More Heaven than Hell:

“This par four will challenge you the most on the front side. From the red or black tees it’s almost impossible to carry the first bunker on the right side of the fairway. From the blue tees, try getting past the bunker on the right, then you can use a more lofted club into the green.

“The green is simply wicked. There’s a huge ridge that slopes to the back, so make sure you’ve looked at the pin sheet and know the placement. If the pin is in front of the ridge, make sure your shot stays above it. Likewise, if the pin is below it, make sure you get down on that side of the pin.”

The green is deep, with bunkers left and a fescue-covered hillock to the right. It’s modeled after Alister Mackenzie’s favorite green at Crystal Downs in Michigan.

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