Shinnecock Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 4

A well-guarded par-4, the fourth hole is a tough challenge with par being a very good score indeed.

Shinnecock Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 4
A view of the par-4 fourth green (Getty Images)
(Image credit: Getty Images)

A well-guarded par-4, the fourth hole is a tough challenge with par being a very good score indeed.

Shinnecock Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 4

Hole 4: Par-4: 475 yards

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The first of the hole playing into the south-westerly prevailing wind, the 475 yard par-4 fourth is a tough challenge that could ruin some players chances. The wind makes it incredibly difficult to hit the fairway which is a necessity.

A left-to-right dogleg, two bunkers protect the right side of the fairway, whereas going left will leave a longer iron in.

A view of the approach to the par-4 fourth hole known as 'Pump House' (Getty Images)

The slightly elevated green is smaller than it appears largely due to the three deep bunkers creating a narrow avenue to target. The challenges continue on the green  because it has subtle breaks all over it.

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