Baltusrol Golf Club Hole by Hole Guide: Hole 12

The par-3 twelfth plays 218 yards into a green that slopes away from you

Baltusrol Golf Club
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A guide to the twelfth hole on Baltusrol Golf Club's Lower Course which hosts the 98th USPGA Championship

Baltusrol Golf Club

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Baltusrol Golf Club Hole by Hole Guide: Hole 12

Hole 12 - Par 3 - 218 yards

The 12th is a long par-3 which will see plenty of bogeys.

The green has been expanded since the 2005 USPGA and a collection area back-right has been added so we will see plenty of balls rolling down there.

Baltusrol Golf Club

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The huge bunker short blocks the view of the putting surface which slopes away from the players, making it difficult to hold your ball on the green.

Two bunkers guard either side of the green but if you hit a good shot these will not come into play.

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