is the signature hole and one of the best par 5s in Hawaii. This double hill
takes lots of patience and care to par. Pot bunkers greet you off the tee and
the first hill is about 230 out. If you hit a perfect drive in the middle of the
saddle it can run down the backside of the hill to about 230 from the green. But,
if you want to take double bogey or more out of the question, play safe right
of the pot bunkers and lay up with a 190-200 shot. Then hit the same club (4 iron
- 3 wood) to 150 area for a short to middle iron approach. The green is well bunkered
and up on the hill. The false front makes any short shots run back off the green,
so an extra club is needed to carry on to the mostly flat putting surface. Looking
back down the fairway is one the prettiest golf views you'll ever see. Making
par requires three well-played shots and 2 good putts. The more you play this
hole the more it earns your respect. Learn to lay up or you'd better have your
A game. Best hole at the Dunes.
miss-hit my 7 wood into the brush on the right and took my penalty. Hit another
7 wood to 150 yards and then miss-hit a 6 iron short. A little right chip up and
made the putt for bogey 6. Back to even par.
Tip: Keep the driver in the bag and lay up right of the pot bunkers. Lay up
short of the pot bunkers near the green. Take an extra club into the green to
carry the false front. Any five is great.