The longest hole on the course will probably play as a three-shot hole in 2018.
Shinnecock Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 16
Hole 16: Par-5: 616 yards
Shinnecock Hills' longest hole on the course, the par-5 16th measures at a monstrous 616 yards and often plays into the wind too. Therefore for most of the field it will play as a three-shot hole.
The fairway twist and turns its way through the terrain, and is flanked by bunkers along the way too.
On the approach, there are five green-side bunkers to avoid and the green a swale to the right and long. It is a birdie chance, but is more than capable of destroying your round.
A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly.
Working with golf gear and equipment over the last five years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes.
He also loves to test golf apparel especially if it a piece that can be used just about anywhere!
As a result he has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice and tips.
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since December 2017. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.
Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well.
Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five.
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