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This is the first year for the event.
Can Stacy Lewis defend her title?
By Carin Koch - The first hole is very challenging to start up the round. You want the tee-shot to end up down the left side of the fairway, to get the best angle for approaching the difficult green. Rule no. 1 on this green: stay below the hole. It is a slippery green, where all putts break towards the water...Take care!
By Michelle Wie - This hole gives players a fantastic view of Lake Geneva, but can give them challenges because of a severe elevation change. This hole becomes more difficult when wind starts blowing. It is also very difficult to read breaks precisely on its green.
By Helen Alfredsson - This hole looks easier than it really is! The tee shot is very tricky as the fairway is so narrow, with trouble on both the left and right. For this reason, we would normally take a 5-wood off the tee. The entire hole slopes to the lake, so you should always bear this in mind. Therefore when you play your second shot to the green, it's ideal is to be left and short of the pin. The shot will also be tricky because your ball might well be on a slope. Depending on where the pin is, the easiest putt is often from left of the green.
By Patricia Meunier-Lebouc - A particularly dangerous par 4 on the side of a hill, which banks from left to right. The first challenge is to drive down the flat part of the very narrow fairway. The next shot requires precision, since the green is higher up and on two levels players should choose their club carefully here. The final challenge is to reach the right level of the green. Miss it, and you'll be lucky to get away with two putts! A difficult hole, where par is a good score.
By Juli Inkster - The 5th hole is an uphill drive. You want to pay attention on your second shot as there is a water hazard on your right and bunkers on the left. You will be hitting a short iron in, so it is a hole that you will want to be aggressive. You also must pay attention or it will sneak up on you. Enjoy the scenery of the hole and hopefully also a birdie.
By Paula Creamer - The rough on this hole is some of the thickest on the golf course and therefore the fairway is definitely important. A good drive will leave approximately a 7 or 8 iron into a multi tiered green. The ridges on this green make it imperative to be on the correct tier if you want birdie. I think most players are happy with par on this hole. Birdie this hole and you pick up at least one shot on the majority of the field.
By Mi Hyun Kim - This hole is a sure birdie hole. A long hitter should be able to get it on in two. It almost makes you feel like you're getting a bogey if you don't get an eagle or a birdie on this hole. On the green, generally, the lie heads from left to right. It is not an easy read. From the middle of the fairway, you should aim a bit to the left and try to make it to the green in two. Because the lie is left to right, it is important to aim at the left of the green for the second shot.
By Karine Icher - A rather long par 3, with a raised tee that provides a good view of the hole. When the wind doesn't decide to complicate matters, there are no major obstacles. The hard part is to get to the back of the green, with its bunker and trees in close attendance. A tip: always use a lower club and play your stroke a little to the right of the pin. One of the secrets is that the course tends to slope towards the lake. In 2002, I chose the wrong club and my ball ended up behind a tree. On this occasion, a bogey was as good as a birdie.
By Laura Davies - The key to this long par 5 is to get a good drive away. It needs to be long, and down the left hand side in order to have a shot at the green. If you drive right, you can't go for the green in two. The green is on three levels, so to have a good chance of sinking your eagle or birdie putt, you need to land the ball on the level that the pin is on. Basically, a good drive is crucial or otherwise the hole becomes a real struggle.
By Lorena Ochoa - The 10th hole is one of the most difficult holes of the tournament. It is a hole where you have to hit a good tee shot; sometimes it is better to hit a 3 wood just to make sure that you are in a good position for the second shot. What I find so hard about this hole is the way it looks. It is visually hard, especially for the second shot being so downhill, so you just have to trust the distance and make sure you hit the right side of the green. I can also say that par is good, so my advice is to make it and leave happy.
By Gwladys Nocera - Number 11 is an uphill dogleg left with a blind green very well defended by bunkers. This hole requires a good drive, ideally with a draw so as to gain distance and achieve the perfect angle to reach the flag. Because the green is blind, it is vital to asses the flag's position with precision and to determine on which side of it to drop the ball. Familiarity with the slopes of this green is essential, as they are particularly steep and hazardous. My strategy is a drive with draw, attacking the green with a half swing (the sloping fairway provides greater control). A par on this hole is always welcome.
By Grace Park - This hole is a long par 4 with the fairway sloping from right to left, so I try to hit my drive down the right center of the fairway and the ball feed down the fairway. From there I will have anything from a 7-iron to 5-iron into a very sloped green that is completely surrounded by bunkers. Once on this two-tiered green that slopes right to left, I am happy to two putt and walk away with par.
By Karrie Webb- The 13th hole is a tight little dog leg to the left. Whether you decide to lay up short of the right fairway bunker or take on the tight landing area with driver, you are left with an approach shot to a green that is set below you with the traditional back left hole location a particularly hard one.
By Catrin Nilsmark - A truly wonderful hole. The view is stunning and the hole looks a little easier than it plays. Players tend to bail out on the left hand side of the green, but with the slope from left to right on the green and the mounds just off the edge it is very difficult to save par from there. You don't see too many birdies here because of the tricky green which is fast from back to front. The approach here should be short and a little right if you want to play it safe. The hardest part on this hole is to choose the right club off the tee.
By Cristie Kerr - It is critical to get this tee shot in the fairway and avoid the right side which is out of bounds. It's important to keep the 2nd shot in the fairway too because you want to lay up to a good yardage to the green. Even with a good yardage for the 3rd shot, you're hitting into a tough uphill green. Judging the distance is important to have a good chance at birdie because you need to be on the pin level on this two-tiered green.
By Wendy Doolan - You've got two options off the tee. You can hit it 190 yards off the tee at the right side of the bunker, which leaves you 80 yards into the green. If it is playing downwind, you can take a driver, hitting it left to right, and blast it over the trees carrying 255 yards to the green. If a player decided to lay up, the green requires a very precise wedge shot from the bottom of the hill. I remember in 2004 I was happy just to make par here when I came to the tee.
By Ai Miyazato - A short downhill par 3. The wind tends to swirl so distance control is crucial. It is possible to get into birdie range by aiming at the pin, but missing the green can leave a difficult approach shot to an undulating green. When in contention, it tends to add more pressure compared to the other holes because it is so short. Just getting the ball on the green may leave a second shot that is both difficult to read and putt. Even though the length is short, you cannot underestimate this hole.
By Annika Sorenstam - This hole as a special memory for me from when I found myself in a playoff with Karrie Webb. I hit driver, 6-iron and holed the putt for eagle and the win. It is your typical risk/reward. Not tremendously challenging for a par 5 but one that does force you to risk something if going for a three. With water front and bunkers all around it puts a premium on your second shot. The green (like most at Evian) is fairly undulated and so your fun can just begin when you've executed two good shots and find yourself putting for eagle. Get greedy and you could find yourself walking away with just par.