KEIZER, Ore. – It’s one thing to be the toughest par 5 on the course you’re playing. But the finishing hole at McNary Golf Club isn’t just the toughest par 5 at the course, it’s the toughest in the entire Willamette Valley.
The 567-yard par 5 doesn’t give you a lot of options to reach the green in two. The dogleg left is lined by trees on the left and any drive that goes right or through the fairway is headed for the water hazard.
PGA Director of Club Operations at McNary Chip Sullivan urges people to take a shorter, more accurate club out of their bag to tee it up on number 18.
“I think the best way to play it is a three-shot hole. Be safe with your drive, get it in play,” Sullivan said. “A lot of people don’t like that idea and they’ll try to chew off too much and they end up in the water, in the trees and then things start getting going downhill from there.”
Learn more about the signature hole at McNary Golf Club by watching this week’s Golf Tip of the Week above.