Hazeltine National Golf Club Course Guide: Hole 16

The par 5 sixteenth at Hazeltine is reachable in two at 572 yards

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A guide to the sixteenth 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 16

Hole 16 - Par 5 - 572 yards

Finally, we have a reachable par 5.

Hazeltine National Golf Club

This has ranked as the easiest hole in both the 2002 and 2009 USPGAs and I'm sure we'll see plenty of drama at the Ryder Cup.

Some of the players will choose to lay up and go for it in three but the biggest hitters will be going into this hole with a long iron if they get their drive away.

Water cuts in down the left from 40 yards short right the way to the back of the green and greenside bunkers on the right will see plenty of action.

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x