“Most people are going to take a run at it because they can.”
A Big Tease Want to protect your score or have some fun?
The fifth hole at Quivira Golf Club in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, is the kind of drivable par 4 I’d never seek to build. But when I saw this knob of cliff just big enough for a green, I couldn’t pass. Mostly, I’m not a fan of severe downhill tee shots. It’s displeasing to stand on your toes and wonder when your ball is going to stop.
The goal was to find a way to play golf here that wasn’t gimmicky. If you’re in a stroke-play event on a hole like this, lay up off the tee. But if your objective is fun, maybe go for the green.
I could have built a more traditional hole away from the cliffs, but with this setting, I couldn’t bear to be so sensible. That’s what makes it a big tease. – with max adler