“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?

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Play Your Best -

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

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