Hole 11 - 382 yards - Cape


The basic strategy of a Cape hole is a daring risk vs. reward heroic carry over a diagonal carry.  Originally, diagonal bunkering along the right edge of the fairway represented water, the hazard used most notably at the 14th at National and 5th at Mid Ocean.  Macdonald was the first to feature the diagonal carry from the tee, a brilliant concept that quickly became a staple of American architecture.

As is often the case with the Macdonald/Raynor school of strategic hazard placement, balls making the maximum carry-and closely skirting the hazard-were rewarded with the green opening up from that side of the fairway.  Conservative play from the tee to the center or left fairway forces the approach to carry the left greenside bunkering.


 

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