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Hole by hole at Quail Hollow



No. 1 Par 4, 418 yards

A good starting hole, it’s important to keep the tee shot in the fairway. From there, birdies are possible. The tee has been moved back and slightly to the left, straightening what was a slight dogleg.

No. 2 Par 3, 178 yards

A downhill par 3, hole location is critical. If you’re above the hole, two-putting is a challenge.

No. 3 Par 4, 452 yards

A dogleg left that plays slightly uphill. Trees protect the left side, forcing players toward the right.

No. 4 Par 4, 483 yards

Big changes here, with the tee moving from the back-left corner of the third green to near the parking lot to the front portion of the third green (the practice chipping and bunker practice area is now where the fourth fairway was). The hole is now straighter than it was and slightly longer.

No. 5 Par 5, 570 yards

A good chance for birdie, especially for players who can cut the corner off the tee. It’s a place where there might be an eagle or two.

No. 6 Par 3, 250 yards

From the back tees, it’s a brute of a par 3, though the tees may be moved up one or two days. The green has a significant slope as well.

No. 7 Par 5, 532 yards

One of the more dramatic holes on the course, framed by water along the right side. Most players can reach the green in two following a good tee shot.

No. 8 Par 4, 350 yards

A short par 4 that usually has players laying up off the tee. The green has been changed to add contours and the tee has been moved to the left.

No. 9 Par 4, 495 yards

A long, tough par 4 demands two good shots. If the wind is in a player’s face, it can mean a long iron or hybrid into the green.

No. 10 Par 5, 598 yards

The tee has bee moved back a few yards. A slightly downhill par 5 where long hitters might still be able to reach in two, but the green slopes away from front to back.

No. 11 Par 4, 426 yards

A dogleg left that rewards a player who can work his tee shot around the corner. A good drive will leave a short iron into the green.

No. 12 Par 4, 456 yards

Maybe the prettiest tee shot on the course to a tight fairway lined with trees on both sides. It’s also a wickedly tough green to putt.

No. 13 Par 3, 210 yards

A middle-iron shot to a green that is defined by a large collection area on the right side where many shots funnel. Not many birdies here.

No. 14 Par 4, 345 yards

It’s tempting to try to drive this short par 4, but the danger is the water that surrounds the left side and back of the green. A fun hole to watch.

No. 15 Par 5, 566 yards

This par 5 bends and turns like a roller coaster going downhill, then up and to the left. Long hitters can reach it in two and birdies are plentiful.

No. 16 Par 4, 487 yards

The start of the Green Mile three-hole finish, it’s a demanding par 4 with a fairway bunker on the right. Among the most confounding greens on the course.

No. 17 Par 3, 198 yards

One of the more devilish holes on the course, with water to the front, left and back of the green. Changes were made last year with the tee moving to the left side.

No. 18 Par 4, 478 yards

A difficult finish that starts with a downhill tee shot to a fairway guarded by a creek left and trees right. The uphill second shot isn’t any easier with the creek tight on the left side.

David Scott

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