It’s a Beast
How to handle a par 4 that goes forever
As a designer, I sometimes like to create what I call a “drive and a hit” par 4. In other words, the hole is so long that you’re required to play your Sunday-best drive, and then you still have to hit a lengthy approach shot to reach the green. In the case of the 18th hole at Trump National Doral (illustrated here), site of the WGC-Cadillac Championship, a really long hitter can knock it on in two with an iron. The amateur golfer, however, might be wise to play the hole as a three-shotter and purposely lay up for a pitch-and-a-putt par or no worse than bogey.