LOTTE Championship About the Hole
This week focuses on the picturesque par-5 13th hole at Ko Olina Golf Club.
LOTTE Championship Opportunity
An elevated tee box overlooks the entire hole, amplifying the effects of the prevailing wind which can play havoc with the tee shot, pushing it 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 challenging the right side in order to try and reach the green in two.
LOTTE Championship Insight
The Aon Insight is that finding the fairway provides a larger advantage here than on most holes. Last year 59% of tee shots on the 15th found the fairway, and 79% of the time those players found the green. Players can take advantage with a bold approach and will be rewarded with the opportunity of hitting a long club for the second shot into a well-bunkered green.
LOTTE Championship Advantages
This volatile hole offers players a strong risk-reward opportunity, and scores here have ranged from eagle (three) to quadruple bogey (nine). An aggressive game plan can reap dividends, but danger awaits any poorly planned or executed shot.