12 handicapper perspective
Coming late in the round, the 16th has sounded the death knell for many a promising card. The first par five on the back nine demands full concentration and a long drive favouring the left side of the fairway avoiding the two fairway bunkers. The second is a real risk and reward decision – the further right, the longer the carry over trees on the corner of the dogleg, the further left, the longer the third shot into the green. Shots landing short of the green can kick left and run through, shots right invariably find the lengthy bunker. Not often that bogey is a great result, but take one here and move on.
Position of second shot is vital to ensure a good approach to a green that slopes away.