WA­TER ON YOUR MIND

Robert Trent Jones on tack­ling the lake-edge 15th.

Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - SWEDEN -

“This mon­ster par 5, which plays 625 yards off the black tees, has Lake Malaren along its en­tire left side. It is a daunt­ing tee shot with wa­ter ready to claim any­thing short and sand col­lect­ing the over struck ball. The bunkers right of the fair­way mean the land­ing area is rel­a­tively nar­row – around 30 yards – un­less you are long enough and brave enough to aim left of the sec­ond trap. Off the yel­low tees, that is a carry of around 250 yards. Even if you can do that, at­tempt­ing to reach the penin­sula green in two has a small mar­gin for er­ror. It is up to 250 yards to the mid­dle and a draw is the go-to shape. There is some for­give­ness of­fered by the front right bunker but most will opt for a lay-up, favour­ing the right of the fair­way – the fat­test part is 120 yards out – to leave a wedge ap­proach with a view up the length of the slightly el­e­vated green, which is long but nar­row.”

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