A guide to the fifteenth hole at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota ahead of the 41st Ryder Cup from 30th Sept - 2nd October
Hazeltine National Golf Club Course Guide: Hole 15
Hole 15 - Par 4 - 405 points
The fifteenth at Hazeltine is a par 4 that will see plenty of birdies.
For most it will be a 3 wood or hybrid and then a mere flick to the green.
The Dustin Johnsons of this world may choose to have a pop at the green if the tees are moved forward. The fairway does slope downhill so a great drive may receive a big kick on.
It ranked as 15th hardest in the 2009 USPGA and in the heat of the moment coming down the stretch at a Ryder Cup, you have to feel that par just won't be good enough here.
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!
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