KPMG Women's PGA Championship - Round One

KPMG Women's PGA Championship Fantasy

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Hole 1
4
Par
384
Yardage
Starting through a chute of trees, this hole demands an accurate drive, probably with a fairway wood or long iron. A fairway bunker sits on the left side at about 250 yards out. A short to middle iron will be required for a second shot into a firm green protected in the front by two bunkers. Mounds in the green center-left and back-right will make for interesting hole placements.
Hole 2
5
Par
507
Yardage
A slight dogleg left, most of the hole is framed by trees on both sides. A pond protects the green on the front right, and will especially come into play if trying to get home in two. The angled green slopes from left to right, with a bunker along the left side and a shelf on the back half.
Hole 3
4
Par
388
Yardage
This hole plays slightly uphill, bends to the right, and features large fir trees on both sides of the fairway, which widens in the landing area. A large tree 80 yards in front shields the left side of the green, which is sandwiched by two front bunkers.
Hole 4
4
Par
390
Yardage
A tree on the right side of the fairway 225 yards out and the bunker right behind it steer drives to the left. But going too far left limits the angle into a two-tiered green surrounded by sand bunkers and a grass bunker behind.
Hole 5
3
Par
170
Yardage
The tee shot is through another tunnel of trees to a large green with a lake curving around the right side, plus bunkers short, long, and left.
Hole 6
5
Par
496
Yardage
The trees aren’t as close, but now three bunkers right and one left tighten the fairway. Drives should favor the left side to leave an approach clear of a large tree on the right. The two-tiered green is well protected by large bunkers.
Hole 7
4
Par
419
Yardage
This hole is straight as a string and slightly downhill, with a trio of trees right and left demanding attention. Three bunkers squeeze the front half of the green, which have a number of undulating knobs around the edges.
Hole 8
4
Par
433
Yardage
How risky is the tee shot? The hole doglegs right, the fairway slopes left, a forest looms right, and three bunkers dot the left. Then the approach needs to avoid two bunkers guarding the front of a green that rises from front to back.
Hole 9
3
Par
173
Yardage
It’s not enough to miss the large lake on the left and the two large bunkers that pinch the front of the green. The undulating putting surface rises from front to back, then drops off severely toward a stand of Rhododendrons.
Hole 10
4
Par
397
Yardage
The tee on this slight dogleg-left is tightly narrowed by trees on both sides, with the fairway opening up at about 235 yards out. The approach shot will drop significantly to a flat green surrounded by a horseshoe-shaped lake, with bunkers front-left and back-right.
Hole 11
5
Par
543
Yardage
The longest hole on the course is a dogleg-left with trees especially close on the left side. Then the fairway is mostly open, but a few trees must be avoided along the right.The green is bracketed by large bunkers, and has a semi-circular shelf on its back half that is sure to affect hole placements.
Hole 12
4
Par
433
Yardage
Accuracy off the tee is vitally important here as two bunkers narrow the fairway at about 240 yards out. One tree just beyond the bunker right and another 100 yards from the green left can come into play on the approach to a gently sloping green defended in front by bunkers on both sides.
Hole 13
3
Par
155
Yardage
Short and straight, this hole bears its claws on the green, which slopes from front to back and is protected by three large bunkers front-left, front-right, and in the back.
Hole 14
4
Par
370
Yardage
Four bunkers—two left and two right—sit at around 225 yards off the tee, just where the hole makes a sharp dogleg to the left. The approach shot is slightly downhill to a green featuring a large tree front-right and bunkers front-left and back-right.
Hole 15
4
Par
396
Yardage
This hole plays from an elevated tee, with trees lining both sides of the fairway, and has two trees shrinking the landing area about 245 yards out. In short, any drive not dead straight will likely be blocked by a tree. The slightly elevated green, guarded by two bunkers short, has a huge mound in the back center.
Hole 16
4
Par
379
Yardage
Once again, a single tree—a large fir on the right—governs the strategy, and is paired here with a bunker on the left where the hole bends to the right. The fairway dips just in front of a two-tiered green guarded in front by large bunkers, left and right.
Hole 17
3
Par
181
Yardage
The elevated tee draws even more attention to the lake that runs from well in front of the green down the entire right side. There’s a small area of short grass on the right that might stop a ball from getting wet, and large bunkers left and behind.
Hole 18
5
Par
517
Yardage
An uphill tee shot and trees all the way along the left side push drives to the right, effectively making this dogleg-left play even longer than its stated yardage. The shot into the deep, two-tiered green is similarly affected by two large trees poking in from the left, as well as two large, boomerang-shaped bunkers short left and right, and a third bunker back-right.

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