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Aug 28th, 2015

Plainfield's Hell Hole!!

Where the pros fear to tread

Plainfield's Hell Hole:

The 8th...480 yards of sheer pain and misery nestled in the heart of New Jersey...​

Architect: Donald Ross, 1921


From the teebox


The Grim Truth

- Plays as a par 5 for the members but it will play as a par 4 for The Barclays.

- Tee shot is uphill over the ridge, which gives an edge to longer hitters, particularly this weeks when it is a par 4. Bunkers guard both sides of the landing area but an interesting aspect of the hole is a pin oak on the right side past the landing area which will force players coming into the green from that side of the fairway to fashion a shot around it.

- The fairway kicks to the right into a half-pipe green-a green with a small ridge that runs from front to back. It is like a snowboarding half-pipe and it will kick balls back into the center of the green.

- The green nestles in a valley.

- In other words, Donald Ross has it in for you...

Lay up area


Stats Day 1:

Average score 4.538

Eagles 0%

Birdies 3%

Par 48%

Bogey 43%

Worse than bogey 7%

From behind the green

Little History on Plainfield Country Club

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