Hazeltine National Golf Club Course Guide: Hole 5

The fifth hole is a short par 4 where many will be tempted to go for the green

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A guide to the fifth 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 5

Hole 5 - Par 4 - 352 yards

The fifth hole is a short par 4 where birdie is a must.

Hazeltine National Golf Club

At 352 yards off the backs, it's hard to think that they won't be moving this tee up for at least a couple of sessions to encourage players to go for the green.

A bunker down the right will catch anything poorly struck so that must be avoided.

Ultimately, it's all about getting the tee shot in play to somewhere where birdie is achievable, as par won't make many halves with the  level of talent on display.

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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