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Sep072017

Eye on Design Video: LACC's Par-3/Par-4 7th Hole

Architect George Thomas's effort to propel the Golden Age forward with more intricate course strategy will be on display this week at the Walker Cup. With one day to go before the opening ceremony, both teams are getting a sense of the possible hole location and tee scenarios making LACC North such a fascinating study. (In my view, the second best match play course on the planet.)

On no hole will that be more evident than the par-3 7th, which also can morph into a fascinating risk-reward par-4 using a more strategically demanding hole location. I explain here...

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Reader Comments (9)

What green will they play on #2? Love this course, but really curious to see if they narrow it or try to build up areas to add tees for the Open.
09.7.2017 | Unregistered CommenterJordan
Left green on #2 will be in use - the original Thomas green. Right green is very rarely used any more. Many of the back/added tees will be use that exist mainly for this event and coming Open. 13 and 17 will particularly be beast from back tees, although not so much for these lads and their new age golf balls. #1 and #7 will swing between playing as par 4/5 and 4/3 respectively.
09.7.2017 | Unregistered CommenterBouje
It looks like a short version on Riviera's 8th. Far more interesting as a short Par 4 than a long Par 3!
09.7.2017 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye
Amazing, amazing, amazing, simply amazing.
09.7.2017 | Unregistered CommenterAmazing
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09.7.2017 | Unregistered CommenterPG
To those who know the course--I don't--would you mind telling us where on the course (matches aside) you might like to position yourself. Also, what other holes and shots have the most strategic value for the spectator? Love to know what you know. Cheers.
09.7.2017 | Unregistered Commenterpasaplayer
To be fair to the Captain, he did write that ideally the routing should include a second hole that returns to the clubhouse to make convenient those matches that extend an extra couple holes, and also to pick up a friend who may have arrived late to the tee.
09.7.2017 | Unregistered CommenterUbb

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