Ryder Cup Logo Ryder Cup: Team USASeptember 22-24 2006, The K Club, Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland
Hole 18
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Hole 18 - The Hooker’s Graveyard, Par 5, 537 yards/491 metres

Ian Woosnam: This often plays into the wind, it is uphill and it never ceases to deliver excitement - one way or another! Go down the right hand side and you need to carry the three new bunkers the first of which is 300 yards out. Go down the left and, although further from the green, the shot is a touch easier. Then for the approach there is water to the left and in front of the green and a cluster of bunkers to the right. If the pin is front left on this right to left sloping green then that only adds to the tension. If you've bailed out into those bunkers right then the recovery towards the water is fraught with danger.

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Hole 18 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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