Shinnecock Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 3

The par-4 third has been made more difficult than its 2004 version. Take a look at our guide here.

The par-4 third at Shinnecock Hills (Getty Images)
(Image credit: Getty Images)

The par-4 third has been made more difficult than its 2004 version. Take a look at our guide here.

Shinnecock Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 3

Hole 3: Par-4: 500 yards

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The tee shot on the third hole looks vastly different than the 2004 version. Moved back 22 yards and to the left, the six fairway bunkers have all been brought into play, especially the one on the right with the small mound in the middle of it. (Corey Pavin is playing out of it below)

Corey Pavin playing out of the fairway bunker on the third (Getty Images)

The fairway has been tightened to sharpen the dogleg, with some of the longer hitters possibly getting down the hill leaving only 150 yards in.

The second-longest par-4 on the course then has two large bunkers protecting a massive green that slopes from back to front.

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