Torrey Pines Golf Course - South - Hole #13

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Torrey Pines South Course - Hole #13

Par 5 - 541 / 539 / 521 / 505 / 408 yards - Handicap 6 / 6

Here's a hole with some character. Par-5, usually downwind, very inviting to bombing the ball off the tee ... which leads to overswinging and blocking, resulting in a push-slice. That's probably why the bunkering is only on the right side of the fairway. The second shot, if not going for the green, is just as important. There is a deep swale that bottoms about 120 yards from the green. From that position is a blind shot to the green, which is protected in the front right and left by three rows of tiered bunkers. There is also a bunker behind the green to catch airmails. Crucial in this hole is to pick the right club from the bottom of the swale to reach and hold the green. It's usually one more club, in spite of the favorable wind.