29 Nov '15, 2am

@TheBuckClub @z_blair check this article out https://t.co/YJ1WYN9Y0Y

@TheBuckClub @z_blair check this article out https://t.co/YJ1WYN9Y0Y

Often modeled on Macdonald’s 14th at NGLA, the Cape hole is all about risk and reward. Generally playing around a large lateral hazard of some sort, players bite off what they dare. The more successful the bite, the bigger the reward. A variety of Cape types exist: The 14th at NGLA features a green that juts into a sea of sand, while the Big Daddy of Capes—the par-4 5th at Mid Ocean—allows for one of the great bite-off drives in all of golf. Just as the Cape 14th at Fishers Island rewards a drive hit close to the marsh down the left side of the drive zone, so does the 15th at Black Creek. Indeed, this downhill par 4 is drivable if a player manages his risk boldly and successfully (conversely, if the player bails out too far right with his drive, his angle of approach to the green becomes inordinately difficult).

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