Ryder Cup Logo Ryder Cup: Team USASeptember 22-24 2006, The K Club, Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland
Hole 1
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Hole 1 - Bohereen, Par 4, 418 yards/382 metres

Tom Lehman: The first hole is a great tee shot, a great way to get The Ryder Cup underway. It requires you to do something with the ball. You could hit a three wood up the left side short of the bunker, or you could take a driver and take a more aggressive route, although you can't hit it too far because the creek is waiting there for the longer hitters. The rough and the trees on the right mean that you are pretty much dead if you go in there. A decent drive gives you a shortish iron into the green and a good chance for an opening birdie.

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Hole 1 elevation

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The Course

Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland
Palmer Course: 7335 Yards / Par 72
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT
418 413 170 568 440 478 430 173 461 3551
4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 35
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN
584 415 182 428 213 446 555 424 537 3784
5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 5 37
*Distance shown in yards.
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