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A Nerve-Racking Tee Shot Greets the 6th at Hokuala

This #TipTuesday brings you an insider’s tip on how to play the 6th hole at The Ocean Course at Hokuala from golf writer Mike Dauplaise of Prime Golf Destinations. How would you play it? (Image courtesy of Mike Dauplaise)

The Ocean Course at Hokuala
No. 6 – Par 5

(519/507/496/403)

Highlighted by one of the more grip-tightening views on the course, the tee shot must carry more of the mango forest to a fairway that angles left to right. Cut off as much as you dare, making sure to give the trade winds that blow from the left their due respect. The jungle down the right side encourages a line more to the left. There is plenty of room to roam down the left side compared to the land of lost balls right of the fairway.

Bigger hitters can take a run at this green in two, but the trade winds will leave most players facing a third shot to a long, elevated green guarded by bunkers. The most challenging aspect of the approach shot involves correctly gauging the left-to-right wind to find the putting surface. If you can put your tee shot in play, this hole provides a good opportunity to score.
 

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