The 18th hole at Peb­ble Beach is decision cen­tral

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ere’s one of the most fa­mous holes in golf on one of my favourite cour­ses. The 18th at Peb­ble Beach is a great ex­am­ple of a clas­sic risk-re­ward par 5. I’ve de­signed a num­ber of holes that re­quire the same kind of strat­egy – sweep­ing doglegs with wa­ter en­tirely up one side of the fair­way – and I sus­pect you’ve had the op­por­tu­nity to play sim­i­lar holes. In Peb­ble’s case, the wa­ter is on the left side, and there’s out-of-bounds on the right, but that could be re­versed and the same strat­egy would ap­ply. There’s also a tree in the gen­eral land­ing area of the tee shot and a dif­fi­cult bunker fronting the green. That’s why you should think through your game plan be­fore tee­ing off.


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