St Andrews hole-by-hole guide: Hole 17, Road

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Hole 17, St Andrews Old Course, Road

Hole 17, Road 495 yards Par 4

The Road Hole has been lengthened by 40 yards. By making the hole longer The R&A are forcing players to aim slightly further left off the tee. The left semi will be a popular spot, from where players will aim away from the flag to take the bunker and road out of play. Any player on the road is forced to bump one into the bank and hope for the best. Aiming for the top of the green with your approach is a risk as it will be hard and could bounce through. One of the most famous holes in world golf.

Hole 17, St Andrews Old Course, Road

St Andrews Old Course, Hole 17, Road [Getty Images]

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