Augusta National Golf Course Guide: Holes 7 – 12

Holes 7 – 12 Augusta National Golf Club

  1. 7 Pampas – 365 yards, par 4 – Trees line both sides of the fairways of the tightest hole on the US Masters Augusta National Golf Club course. It offers a real birdie opportunity – an iron off the tee leaves only a pitch to the green. Bernhard Langer: “Two places you can’t go: left off the tee and long with your approach. That’s one green you’ve got to hit in regulation, and you can’t do it from the left trees. Over the green might be even worse, you can’t get up and down from back there.”
  2. 8 Yellow Jasmine – 550 yards, par 5 – Reachable in two for only the long hitters as there is a steep climb from fairway to green. “The one place you never want to hit it is left with your second shot. There’s some rough, and your approach will be blocked by trees. Anything over there is trouble,” said Canadian Mike Weir.
  3. 9 Carolina cherry – 430 yards, par 4 – Not a testing drive, but the green tilts from back-to-front and it is possible to roll off the green down the steep slope in front. David Toms: “Long and right of the green is tough there and the toughest pin is on the back shelf. You feel like you can’t get your approach shot back there, and when you take a little more club you bring that back right into play.”
  4. 10 Camellia – 485 yards, par 4 – This dramatic hole, which plays sharply downhill, has been the hardest hole over all the years at the US Masters Augusta National Golf Club course. “Hit it too far right off the tee and you don’t get that roll to the bottom of the fairway. A very long approach from that rough is very difficult to hold,’” said Jeff Maggert.
  5. 11 White Dogwood – 455 yards, par 4 – The start of Amen Corner, where Nick Faldo won his two playoffs. The green has since been raised, and Rae’s Creek comes more into play, as Ernie Els will tell you!. “Off the tee you can’t hit it right with all those new trees around. You used to be able to hit it as far right as you wanted, but now they’ve moved the tee box more to the right, angling you left,” said the legendary world number one, Tiger Woods.
  6. 12 Golden Bell – 155 yards, par 3 – The shortest and maybe the deadliest hole at the US Masters Augusta National Golf Club course, as the wind swirls and shot selection is all-important. Vijay Singh: “That back bunker, especially if you have a downhill lie, leaves you with a scary eshot because of the water if you’re long.”

Who will conquer the US Masters Augusta National Golf Club course? Holes seven to twelve at Augusta National Golf Club could be your favourite golfer’s undoing!