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Blue Bay LPGA
Hainan Island, China
Nov 08-11
  • November 07 Golf Channel (ET) 11:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.
  • November 08 Golf Channel (ET) 11:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.
  • November 09 Golf Channel (ET) 11:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.
  • November 10 Golf Channel (ET) 11:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Club
Hainan Island, China
  • Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points
  • Format: 72 holes
  • Purse: $2,100,000
  • Par: 72
  • History:

    This is the fourth year for the event.

  • Yardage: 6,675

Shanshan Feng captured her third win in 2017 on home soil at the Blue Bay LPGA. Feng carded a two-under par, 70 to win by one-stroke at 9-under par, one ahead of Moriya Jutanugarn and five-strokes ahead of Megan Khang, Jessica Korda, Sung Hyun Park and Ashleigh Buhai.

Hole Description

Hole01
Par 4 Mountainview: The Blue Bay golf experience begins with a seemingly simple tee shot towards a spacious fairway, however one must try to place the drive along the right side of the fairway in order to shorten the second shot. The approach is to an elevated green where if the player lands short, the ball will fall off into a deep low in front, or into one of the deep bunkers guarding the front portion of the green…a good opening hole and with two smooth shots, an easy par.
Hole02
Par 4 Gambler's Corner: Once again, off the tee, this dogleg left Par 4 again presents a seemingly spacious landing area, but the player must take a tight line just right of the fairway cross bunkers along the left to find the ideal portion of the fairway to approach this green. The big hitter may try to carry the left side bunkers to further shorten the approach. This green is mounded in the center, so the approach must be played to the front half or center portions with plenty of spin in order to hold the putting surface.
Hole03
Par 5 Silk Road: The tee shot on this straight-away Par 5 must be played “smooth as Silk” to the center of the narrow landing area, as accuracy more than length will help you here, avoiding the pot bunkers left and right. The ideal second shot is a lay-up short of the cluster of bunkers crossing from the right. This is a tiny bowl-shaped green, so if the player finds it, a birdie or certain par is in order.
Hole04
Par 3 Biarritz: This long, one-shot hole seems simple from the tee, just avoid the sandy waste area along the right to the elevated green. However, the putting surface is quite long and narrow, with a deep depression located along the left center that will surely gather-up many tee shots which are not directly on line, and stuck with the correct weight. The significance of this green style is obvious to those who travel and play some of the great historic courses of old, and as it should be, par will always be a good score here.
Hole05
Par 4 Morning Solitude: This difficult hole requires the player to make a decision off the tee…play to the right and avoid the left side bunkers and the menacing, tall coconut palm tree in the center of the fairway, or take on the bunkers and try to find a line along the right side which seriously shortens the second shot. The green is once again elevated with bunkers guarding the approach along the right. Selecting the correct club for this approach shot will not be easy, as the green is situated more to the right than one is able to see, and is elevated well above the fairway. Wind will always be a factor on this hole.
Hole06
Par 4 Lake Crossing: The tee shot on this Par 4 must avoid the deep, right side bunkers as well as the tall line of palms to the left side. Distance off the tee on this challenging hole is also very important because the second shot must cross the lake to reach the green. Club selection will be difficult as the player must content with the wind swirling along the beautiful large lake which frames this green complex.
Hole07
Par 3 Eden: The second Par 3 hole at Blue Bay is a very scenic hole again played across the large lake to an elevated and terraced green. Club selection from the tee will once again be difficult as the swirling wind and pin location will alter the shot significantly. The beautiful and colorful landscaping surrounding this hole will also tend to distract the player from the job at hand.
Hole08
Par 5 Long: This hole is named “Long” because it is the longest hole at Blue Bay, but also because the tee shot is up hill and the player is forced to hit two, lengthy and well-placed shots to have any chance to find the very small, two-tiered putting surface. The is hole is filled with subtle difficulty as the bunkers, the lake on the right near the green, and the terraced putting surface all can wreck a good round. Par is a very good score here.
Hole09
Par 4 The Pit: This hole is named “Long” because it is the longest hole at Blue Bay, but also because the tee shot is up hill and the player is forced to hit two, lengthy and well-placed shots to have any chance to find the very small, two-tiered putting surface. The is hole is filled with subtle difficulty as the bunkers, the lake on the right near the green, and the terraced putting surface all can wreck a good round. Par is a very good score here.
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