Baltusrol Golf Club Hole by Hole Guide: Hole 2

The second hole has 12 bunkers on but all can be avoided if played sensibly

Baltusrol Golf Club

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

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Baltusrol Golf Club Hole by Hole Guide: Hole 2

Hole 2 - Par 4 - 378 yards

The second is a great birdie chance for the players who will be keeping the driver in the bag here.

The hole has 12 bunkers on it, but if played well they shouldn't come in to play.

Cross bunkers at 275 yards and out of bounds left mean it will be a long iron for the big boys and nothing more than a 3-wood for the shorter hitters.

Baltusrol Golf Club

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You need to stay left of the large fairway bunker down the right and from there it's a wedge in.

The green is protected by no less than eight bunkers - six running down the right and two left.

It's a fairly large target to hit and anyone that makes par will be losing half a shot to the leaders.

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

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 three Open Championships on-site 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 between 3-5. 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.


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