US PGA 2013

8th-11th August

Hole-by-hole guide to Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York

Last Updated: 07/08/13 1:54pm

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Oak Hill's tough finishing hole will yield very few closing birdies.

Oak Hill's tough finishing hole will yield very few closing birdies.

Designed by Donald Ross and modified by Robert Trent Jones, here is your guide to the 7,145-yard East Course at Oak Hill Country Club.

1st, 460 yards, par four: One of the most demanding tee shots on the East Course, with out of bounds right and trees lining both sides of the fairway. A long, accurate drive will leave a short iron into a generous green.

2nd, 401 yards, par four: Most players will need just an iron or hybrd to leave a short-iron approach to a small green, but cavernous bunkers on both sides of the fairway must be avoided.

3rd, 214 yards, par three: Deep bunkers on both sides of the small green, while missing it long and right will leave a testing up and down.

4th, 570 yards, par five: Reachable in two if the two deep fairway bunkers can be avoided, as well as out of bounds on the right. Birdies will be harder to come by if the pin is on a narrow ledge in the back centre of the green.

5th, 428 yards, par four: The tee shot must travel through a shoot of trees and avoid a creek that wanders into the landing area at 250 yards. Bailing out left brings heavy rough into play, while the creek also guards the front of the green.

6th, 175 yards, par three: The easiest of Oak Hill's par threes, despite a deep bunker on the right and a creek that winds itself around the front left of the green.

7th, 461 yards, par four: Around 30 yards has been added to create a tough drive to a fairway that is only 22 yards wide. A creek on the right will catch any errant tee shots and the small green is tough to hit and hold.

8th, 428 yards, par four: The drive must avoid two deep bunkers on the left that may take the green out of range. The large green offers a variety of interesting hole locations.

9th, 452 yards, par four: A new tee has added 35 yards, while "Death Valley" is to the right of the fairway, where heavy rough will almost certainly prevent players from reaching the green in two.

10th, 429 yards, par four: Many players will leave the driver in the bag here as the sloping fairway makes for a very tight landing area, while the small green is guarded by three bunkers.

11th, 226 yards, par three: Usually one of the easier par-threes on the course, but the hole has now been lengthened by 30 yards. A creek meanders around the right of the green which is surrounded by bunkers.

12th, 372 yards, par four: Most players will opt for a long iron off the tee to find a well-guarded fairway and leave a full approach into a green protected by three bunkers.

13th, 598 yards, par five: Bigger hitters may attempt to carry a creek which cuts across the fairway at the 300-yard mark. Avoiding the water would leave a tempting shot at a green which is surrounded by six bunkers.

14th, 323 yards, par four: A classic risk-reward par four where many of the field will be tempted to drive the green. The two-tier putting surface requires an accurate approach and means birdies may not be easy to come by.

15th, 181 yards, par three: Plays shorter than the yardage due to being downhill, but water surrounds the right side of a narrow green while two bunkers guard the left.

16th, 439 yards, par four: Another downhill hole with a premium on accuracy off the tee. The landing area is narrow and a slope on the left will kick most balls into the deep rough.

17th, 509 yards, par four: A dogleg right requiring a left-to-right ball flight off the tee to avoid heavy rough on the left. The undulations of the well-protected green make it difficult to stop approach shots close to the hole.

18th, 497 yards, par four: A left-to-right ball flight is needed off the tee to avoid deep bunkers and trees which line the fairway. The wide green is very shallow and set on a steep hill, meaning anything coming up short will leave a tough up-and-down from dense rough.

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