Shinnecock Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 2

A guide to the second hole at Shinnecock Hills ahead of the 2018 US Open.

Shinnecock Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 2
The second hole measures at 226 yards, all uphill (Getty Images)
(Image credit: Getty Images)

A guide to the second hole at Shinnecock Hills ahead of the 2018 US Open.

Shinnecock Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 2

Hole 2: Par 3: 252 yards

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The second hole is a brute. 252 yards, uphill into a green well protected by six bunkers, a par here is a very good score.

The par-3 second hole is called Plateau (Getty Images)

Lengthened by 26 yards from the 2004 US Open, the prevailing wind helps the players but correct clubbing will be crucial. Too long and a tough chip down the green will be the result. Too short and the small uphill slope at the front of the green will gather players balls.

Sam Tremlett
Sam Tremlett

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
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 February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, 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. 


Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6