This #TipTuesday brings you an insider’s look at how to play the short but challenging third hole at Poipu Bay Golf Course from golf writer Mike Dauplaise of Prime Golf Destinations.
How would you play it? (Image courtesy of Mike Dauplaise)
Poipu Bay Golf Course
No.3 – Par 3
This solid par-3 plays from a slightly elevated tee into a quartering wind from the left. A large bunker short and right of the green catches its share of shots, especially for pin locations in the back portion of the green. However, there is plenty of room to miss anywhere else.
The green is deep and curls around that bunker, visually encouraging a left-to-right shot shape that the wind will do its best to overcook. The third wraps up an opening stretch of holes that includes a par 4 (No. 1), a par 5 (No. 2), and a par 3. The hole ranks as the most difficult par-3 on the course, although you might get an argument from the eleventh.