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Toughest Stretches on the PGA Tour?

Toughest Stretches on the PGA Tour?

Toughest Stretches on the PGA Tour?

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Golf Blog by the Mel Sole Golf School.

Are “The Bear Trap,” “Amen Corner,” and “The Green Mile” all just Media Hype? I think they started that way but have grown in the hearts of the fans to become places they can dream of one day playing!  I have played “The Bear Trap,” “Amen Corner,” “The Snake Pit,” Colonial’s “Horrible Horseshoe,” Carnoustie’s tough closing holes, Shinnecock’s “Middle Stretch,” and Pebble’s 8 through 10. They all have great memories for me, each with its own special place in my heart.  

Thanks to Golf Digest‘s   and some great photography, we can visit them and dream all over again!

1. PGA National Golf Club: Bear Trap

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 25:  A sign and statue of a bear to mark the three holes known as the bear trap prior to the start of the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort and Spa on February 25, 2014 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

2. Augusta National: Amen Co

Amen Corner Coined by Herbert Warren Wind, Augusta’s 11th, 12th, and 13th constitute the most famous three-hole stretch in golf. While the 11th (the hardest hole during the 2015 Masters at 4.326 strokes) and the 12th (3.125 strokes) live up to their tenacious reputation, the 13th has ranked the easiest hole in the past two years. Of course, the accuracy and distance required by Azalea’s tee-ball perennially make the drive one of the most important — and for viewers, exciting — shots during the tournament.


AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 06:  A general view of the 12th hole and the 11th green during the second round of the 2012 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2012 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

3. TPC Sawgrass: Closing three holes


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 11:  (L-R) An aerial view of the ninth hole, 18th hole, 17th hole island green, 16th hole and 15th hole from the MetLife Blimp during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship on THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 11, 2014 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR/MetLife Blimp) MANDATORY PHOTO CREDIT: Chris Condon/PGA TOUR/MetLife Blimp

4. Innisbrook Copperhead: The Snake Pit


Source: Golf Digest      Mel Sole Golf School.

Pictures: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images  David Cannon/Getty Images   Chris Condon/PGA TOUR/MetLife Blimp   Michael Cohen/Getty Images

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