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The green of hole 17 on the Straits Course with Lake Michigan on the left.

No. 17 Pinched Nerve

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Par 3

Handicap 8

 

HOW TO PLAY THIS HOLE:

One of Pete Dye's most intimidating par 3 holes – anywhere. The green is guarded left by sand dunes that fall 20 feet below green level. If the bunker doesn't capture the tee shot, Lake Michigan certainly will. A large elevated sand dune 40 yards short of the green will invite players toward the left side of the green, which is risky because of the drop-off toward the Great Lake. Tee shots straying right will find sand dunes and bunkers on a steep hillside protecting the right side of the green.

 

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