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Par 517

Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions - Tranquilo Golf Club

The 17th hole at Tranquilo Golf Club is a relatively long but reachable par-5. With water bordering the left side of the fairway and to the side of the green players will need to make a strategic decision on whether to risk going for the green in two or laying up. A shot of 225 yards is going to be required to hit the green in two by going over the water and risking a poorly played shot finding the hazard.
Par 516

Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio - Boca Rio Golf Club

Hole 16 is a double dogleg par-5 well framed by a lake and a grouping of cypress bordering the left side of the fairway and bunkers in the landing zone on the right. This hole is reachable by two but a long and narrow green requires accuracy into the pin. Five bunkers are strategically placed short of the green creating a tricky layup for a player choosing not to go for the green. A large bunker on the right runs the length of the green so any misses should be to the left side of the green or short.
Par 43

ISPS Handa Australia Women's Open - Royal Adelaide Golf Club

Short Par 4 over the hill plays shorter than yardage allowing tee shot to release towards the green. A player will need a precise tee shot hugging tbe large dune on the right for access to the green on the drive. The pitch to the flag from the left forces you over mounding which is difficult to left side hole locations.
Par 515

Founders Cup - Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort

This hole is a reachable par 5 which presents good opportunities for birdies and eagles late in the round. A desert area borders the entire left side, and this must be avoided at all costs, but the fairway here is wide enough for the player to be aggressive off the tee. A well-protected green will provide a reasonable birdie chance for those who play the hole strategically. If the wind is favorable, the green light is definitely on here for either birdie or eagle.
Par 416

Kia Classic - Aviara Golf Club

This is a reachable but challenging par 4 where risk and reward lurk in equal measure on and around the green, which is hourglass-shaped with water lying in wait to the left. This hole, a dogleg left, has a generous landing area off the tee but can become especially tricky because of its sloping fairway and uneven lies. Accurate club selection for an approach into an exceptionally deep green is critical, and care must be taken when the pin is cut left.
Par 511

ANA Inspiration - Mission Hills Country Club , Dinah Shore Tournament Course

This par 5 will give Players an advantage who go for it and find the green in two. The risk comes in because the fairway is narrow off the tee. Varying pin placements increase the difficulty on the green.
Par 513

LOTTE Championship - Ko Olina Golf Club

A picturesque par 5 where an elevated tee box overlooks the entire hole but the prevailing wind here can play havoc with the tee shot, which can easily drift right toward a water feature unless the ball is kept low. The water is bordered by a fairway sand bunker, and that can provide some safety if the player opts for the bold strategy of trying to reach he green in two. Success on this three-tiered green requires a skilled putter.
Par 515

HUGEL-JTBC Championship - Wilshire Country Club

The longest hole on the course, this par 5 gives a player the chance to go for the green in two but she needs to balance the risk with the reward and navigate the 14 bunkers that protect this hole. A bunker down the right side of the fairway requires a carry of 240 yards so an accurate drive is essential here. The green is protected by a deep creek in front that also wraps around the back so club selection is important, especially when the pin is cut front right or back left.
Par 515

Mediheal JTBC Championship - Lake Merced Golf Club

The longest hole on the course, this par 5 gives a player the chance to go for the green in two but she needs to balance the risk with the reward and navigate the 14 bunkers that protect this hole. A bunker down the right side of the fairway requires a carry of 240 yards so an accurate drive is essential here. The green is protected by a deep creek in front that also wraps around the back so club selection is important, especially when the pin is cut front right or back left.
Par 317

Pure Silk Kingsmill Championship - River Course at Kingsmill Resort

The signature hole on the River Course at Kingsmill Resort, this par 3 features an extremely deep green which makes precise club selection for the tee shot the highest priority. The right side of the green poses a lot of danger, so care must be taken when the pin is cut right. The safety zone here is just short and left of the green.
Par 311

US Women's Open Conducted by the USGA - Country Club of Charleston

This par 3 is a reverse Redan hole and quite dramatic in its setting. With a false front of about 25 yards, the green slopes from on top of the ridge to the rear and two very deep bunkers guard either side of the putting complex. Depending on where the pin is cut, reward can be achieved with a bold line off the tee but risk abounds if an imprecise shot is hit here.
Par 59

ShopRite LPGA Classic - Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, Bay Course

This par 5 has a generous fairway off the tee shot but be careful with the second shot as deep cross bunkers guard against errant or short shots. Once you have negotiated your second shot, a deep bunker guards the right side of the green, while the left and back side protected with natural grass mounds. The green slopes severely to the right and away from you. Par is a good score here.
Par 417

Meijer LPGA Classic for SimplyGive - Blythefield Country Club

This 400-yard par 4 doglegs from right to left and possible reward awaits the bold player who challenges the right side of the fairway off the tee to set up a shorter approach shot into the green. However, the trees on the right loom large and can block any shot that is too short off the tee or that strays too far right. A great risk-reward hole.
Par 416

KPMG Women's PGA Championship - Hazeltine National Golf Club

This hole can be a brute, and has been described by twice major champion Johnny Miller as "probably the hardest four par I ever played". The drive here is over Hazeltine Lake and must also be kept short of a creek on the left side of the fairway. The right rough can be penal while the narrow, elevated green angles away and is difficult to hold with approach shots. Hole locations along the right side of the green bring the lake back into play. Literally anything can happen here.
Par 412

Walmart NW Arkansas Championship - Pinnacle Country Club

This is a wonderful risk-reward hole that allows players to decide if they should play it safe and lay back off the tee, or take the risk and use driver over trees on the right to set up a shorter approach into a difficult green. The huge putting surface features a lower right-side shelf that requires considerable skill to get the ball close.
Par 515

Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic - Thornberry Creek at Oneida

Water lines the entire left side of this challenging par 5 so accuracy is required off the tee from where a fairway bunker on the right also needs to be avoided. The smart play here is to lay up short of the water that separates the green from the fairway but the bold player can take the risk and try to reach the green in two. The peninsula green is receptive to a short iron for the third shot.
Par 517

Marathon Classic - Highland Meadows Golf Club

This Par 5 challenges the player with a "blind" tee shot over the hill to a fairly narrow, tree lined, fairway. Any player wishing to have a go at the green in two will need to draw the ball off the tee as the slender fairway turns left in the landing area. If their tee shot finds the short grass, many players will almost certainly have a go at the well-bunkered, tiny green. Any player successful in finding the green, will almost certainly be rewarded with a reasonably makeable eagle putt.
Par 314

The Evian Championship - Evian Resort Golf Club

This par 3 can be played from 225 yards to 150 yards depending on hole location and the tee being used. The challenge doesn’t stop with the tee shot, the green slopes against the terrain so a putt that looks like it breaks one way will go completely the opposite way. The players will have to rely on their practice rounds to play the correct break, different from what their eyes tell them, to avoid a big number.
Par 57

AIG Women's British Open - Woburn Golf Club

The designated Aon Risk Reward Challenge hole at the AIG Women's British Open is the 528-yard 7th. This par 5 is the signature hole on the course and sets up as a wonderful risk-reward opportunity because of its stunning split fairway. Players can opt to play the hole as a conventional par 5 by going up the left side, or instead take the risk of playing up the right fairway in a bid to reach the green in two.

Par 414

Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open - Renaissance Club

This week focuses on the par-4, 14th hole at The Renaissance Club is a classic coastal links course in Scotland. A rock wall about 50 yards short of the green highlights this hole.
Par 514

CP Women's Open - Magna Golf Club

An enticing risk-reward hole, this par 5 runs downhill with a slight dogleg in the landing area over bunkers and a small ravine. This combination makes for a tough decision on how much the player would like to risk and cut off on the drive. A player who is successful with a more aggressive line off the tee will reap the reward from a lot of roll and have a chance to go for the green in two.
Par 512

Cambia Portland Classic - Columbia Edgewater Country Club

This week focuses on the par-5 12th hole at Columbia Edgewater Country Club, a good scoring opportunity that requires players to weigh up Risk and Reward from the tee and also for the second shot.

Par 416

Indy Women in Tech Championship - Brickyard Crossing Golf Club

With water lying in wait down the entire left side, this par 4 sets up as a wonderful risk-reward hole. Any player taking a risk and biting off more of the hazard off the tee will be rewarded with a shorter shot into the green.
Par 517

Volunteers of America Classic - Old American Golf Club

Hole #17 at the Old America Golf Club is a reachable par-5 for players but, if the wind is in to the players, laying up to about 60 yards short of the green to allow for an easy pitch and setup for birdie is the safer approach.
Par 517

Buick Shanghai LPGA - Qizhong Garden Golf Club

This reachable Par 5 sets up as an ideal risk-reward hole. Players can take the conservative route and make it a three-shot approach to the green or they can take the more aggressive angle. If a player wants to go for the green in two, the key will be making sure their tee shot hugs the left side where water can come into play but it's necessary in order to get the best angle in which to attack the green with their second shot.
Par 511

BMW Championship - LPGA International

Hole #11 at LPGA International is a reachable par-5 with water from the tee shot landing area to the green where shots short and/or right of the green will most likely end up in the water. Players will have to weigh the risk of going for the green in two and ending up in the water or laying up for a safer approach into the green in regulation.

Par 48

Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA - Miramar Golf Country Club

This week focuses on the par-4 8th hole at Miramar Golf Country Club. This hole is a reachable par-4, but it will require precision and strategy on the part of the players to create scoring opportunities. In 2017, the last time the tournament was held at Miramar Golf Country Club, players who reached the green in regulation made birdie 26% of the time and par or better 98% of the time.

Par 517

TOTO Japan Classic - Seta Golf Club

This 476 yard Par 5 plays uphill to a narrow green pitched severely from back to front. After a drive into the fairway, the player will need to choose to either go for the green, setting up a potential birdie, or lay up into an area guarded by 5 bunkers. A poor second shot going for this green in two leaves the player in a tough spot playing for par.
Par 517

CME Group Tour Championship - Tiburón Golf Course

Non Challenge Hole, but to be used to celebrate the year's winner.
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