Hazeltine National Golf Club Course Guide: Hole 17

The par 3 seventeenth isn't long in length but water very much comes into play

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A guide to the seventeenth 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 17

Hole 17 - Par 3 - 176 yards

This hole spells both drama and disaster. The par 3 17th, with water short and right, is absolutely perfect for the Ryder Cup.

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If you aren't quite feeling it here, you will be found out.

Anything pushed will be swimming, whilst anything short may also run down into the water.

Three large bunkers on the left will see plenty of action but that leaves a sand shot with little room for error.

The safe play is to the heart of the green but that's much easier said than done. We'll see birdies and we'll see double-bogeys here.

Great hole.

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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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