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Friday
Sep082017

Video: Eye On Design, The Genius Of LACC's Short Par-3 15th 

One of my favorite short threes on the planet gets a chance to shine. It could play as short as 85 yards and long as 140 in the 2017 Walker Cup.

As I explain in this Eye On Design, the hole was a 1927-28 creation when LACC was remodeled and may have have briefly featured sand in the middle, but if it was there, the bunker was short-lived and replaced by a large pimple.

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Reader Comments (4)

Great stuff Geoff, keep 'em coming. This hole is the most spectacular I've seen yet at that place. You've done a great job helping us understand why it's so good.
09.8.2017 | Unregistered CommenterDavidC
I'd love to play that one! Play it half-a-dozen times, in fact, to six different hole locations. Wouldn't that be fun?
09.8.2017 | Unregistered CommenterIvan Morris
These are great.
09.8.2017 | Unregistered CommenterDon
Really interesting to me that a bunker in the middle of the green was replaced by a bump.

Have any golf course architects thought to replace many greenside bunkers with rough covered bumps? Pros would dislike them compared to playing from flat sand, (which muct be more interesting for spectators where getting up and down from bunkers for pros is almost normal). Maintenance would be less and drainage would be a non issue. (Our bunkers get really stressed by 4 metres (14 feet) of rain a year.)

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