SET UP AN APPROACH FROM ABOVE
Driving the ball in the fairway is essential to taking advantage of a hole like this. The hole is relatively flat from the tee box to this landing area, but then the fairway slopes dramatically down to the green. Your opportunity to exploit the gradient is with the second shot. You’ll need a clean lie to hit a towering long approach. The longer a fairway-wood or longiron shot can hang in the air, the greater the distance boost you get from the downslope.