Hole By Hole

Hole 1 Par 4

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REPLICA OF THE COUNTRY CLUB #17

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED:U.S. OPEN – 1913, 1963, 1988

Francis Ouimet was a 20-year-old former caddie when he birdied the 17th during the final round of the 1913 U.S. Open to force a playoff with British immortals Ted Ray and Harry Vardon. Ouimet’s victory the next day established him as America’s first golfing hero. Fifty years later, during the final round of the U.S.Open, Arnold Palmer three-putted the 17th for bogey and Jackie Cupit took double-bogey, each losing a chance to win outright. Instead, Julius Boros beat both of them in a playoff. More recently, Justin Leonard rammed home a dramatic 40-foot birdie putt at the 17th to claim the 1999 Ryder Cup for the U.S. team, setting off a spirited and controversial celebration by the Americans.

Gold 379
Blue 370
White 361
Red 313

                          

Hole 2 Par 3

                            

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REPLICA OF INVERNESS CLUB #12

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED:U.S. OPEN – 1920, 1931, 1957, 1979 PGA – 1986

Three of golf’s five career Grand Slam Champions played their first U.S. Open at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. Bobby Jones and Gene Sarazen were each 18 years old when they competed in the 1920 U.S. Open, the same age Jack Nicklaus was in his 1957 debut. In 1979, 19-year-old Bobby Clampett missed the cut after earning low-amateur honors the year before. Playing as a “marker” on the weekend, he proceeded to amuse the gallery by hitting shots from his knees and plumb-bobbing from bunkers. On the 12th tee, a USGA official asked him to leave, earning him the unique distinction of being cut twice from the same U.S. Open.

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Gold 167
Blue 149
White 137
Red 117

Hole 3 Par 4

                            

Description

REPLICA OF SOUTHERN HILLS #17

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED:

U.S. OPEN – 1958, 1977, 2001

PGA – 1970, 1982, 1994

Noted course architect Perry Maxwell designed Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Opened in 1935, the course was redesigned by Robert Trent Jones prior to the 1958 Open, which was won by the flamboyant Tommy “Thunder” Bolt. During the third round of the 1977 Open, an anonymous caller told the FBI that three men planned to kill leader Hubert Green on the 15th hole on Sunday. The threat was not relayed to Green until Sunday as he finished the 14th. Given the opportunity to suspend play, Green instead elected to continue. He got down in two from 50 feet at the 17th and made a “gut-stringer” four footer at 18 to win by one. Renditions has not received permission to copy the selected hole and is not associated with, affiliated with or sponsored by the golf courses, champions, or championships listed here.

Gold 334
Blue 325
White 306
Red 284

Hole 4 Par 4

                      

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REPLICA OF ROYAL LYTHAM & ST. ANNES #16

HOST TO THE BRITISH OPEN:1926, 1952, 1958, 1963, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1988, 1996, 2001

Bobby Jones won his first of three British Open Championships at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in 1926. No American would be victorious in The Open at Lytham again until Tom Lehman (1996) and David Duval (2001) each earned their first major.

The 16th is the site of glory for Seve Ballesteros. In 1979, at the age of 22, Seve hit one of his trademark wild drives, with the ball coming to rest under a parked car near a hospitality tent, some forty yards right of the fairway. Receiving his free drop, Seve hit his approach to within 20 feet and made the putt for birdie. In 1988, his 1-iron at #16 split the fairway, followed by a 9-iron to within three inches, leading to a victorious final round score of 65.

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Hole 5 Par 5

                       

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REPLICA OF ROYAL BIRKDALE #15

HOST TO THE BRITISH OPEN: 1954, 1961, 1965, 1971, 1976, 1983, 1991, 1998

Two of The Open Championship’s five-time winners, Peter Thompson and Tom Watson, captured their fifth title at Royal Birkdale. They joined J.H. Taylor and James Braid as an elite group one title shy of Harry Vardon, who amassed six between 1896 and 1914. Arnold Palmer won his first of consecutive British Opens at Royal Birkdale in 1961, after finishing second by one stroke at St. Andrews the previous year. His appearance at The Open breathed new life into the beleaguered championship and defined the modern day Grand Slam.

In 1998, Mark O’Meara birdied the 15th, the first hole of a four-hole playoff, and went on to capture the Claret Jug and his second major championship of the year.

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Gold 543
Blue 509
White 499
Red 475

Hole 6 Par 4

                            

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REPLICA OF AUGUSTA NATIONAL #11

HOST TO THE MASTERS: 1934 – 1942, 1946

After completing his Grand Slam in 1930, Bobby Jones retired from tournament golf at the age of 28. In 1933, he opened Augusta National Golf Club, built on a former nursery that Jones and investors purchased for $70,000. 1934 marked the first “Invitation Tournament”, soon to be known as “The Masters.” The 11th hole features one of the most-feared second shots in golf and marks the beginning of “Amen Corner.” Nick Faldo won consecutive titles in 1989-90, each in sudden death at the 11th. In the 1987 playoff, Larry Mize hit one of the most famous shots in all of major championship golf when he chipped in for birdie from 140 feet to the right of the hole, dealing Greg Norman another stunning defeat.

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Gold 455
Blue 442
White 380
Red 370

Hole 7 Par 3

                            

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REPLICA OF AUGUSTA NATIONAL #12

HOST TO THE MASTERS: 1934 – 1942, 1946

Gary Player called the 12th hole at Augusta National “the toughest par three in the world.” Jack Nicklaus said it is “the toughest tournament hole in golf.” Swirling winds and a narrow green make club selection difficult. During the first round in 1980, Tom Weiskopf deposited five balls in Rae’s Creek, taking a 13. The next day, he put in two more balls and made a 7. Only 1948 champion Claude Harmon, Bill Hyndman, and Curtis Strange have aced the 12th in Masters’ play. Claude Harmon made his ace in 1947 while paired with Ben Hogan. Without any reaction, Hogan hit his shot on the green and made his birdie putt. Walking to the next tee, Hogan finally said, – You know, Claude, that’s the first 2 I’ve ever made on that hole.

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Gold 155
Blue 145
White 135
Red 120

Hole 8 Par 5

                            

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REPLICA OF AUGUSTA NATIONAL #13

HOST TO THE MASTERS: 1934 – 1942, 1946

One of the most beautiful holes in all of golf, the 13th at Augusta National has marked the turning point in many Masters championships. A relatively short par 5, players can make up strokes by going for the well-protected green in two. In 1937, Byron Nelson followed his birdie at the 12th by sinking a fifty-foot eagle chip at 13, making up six strokes in two holes and earning for him the first of his two green jackets. In the last two rounds of 2001, Tiger Woods followed a bogey at 12 with a birdie at 13, helping to secure his victory. Others have not been so fortunate. Billy Joe Patton, Curtis Strange, Fred Couples and others have watched their approach shots and their title hopes disappear into the fronting creek, just a few feet short of glory.

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Gold 485
Blue 465
White 455
Red 408

Hole 9 Par 4

                            

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REPLICA OF OAKLAND HILLS #16

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED:

U.S. OPEN – 1924, ’37, ’51, ’61, ’85, ’96

PGA – 1972, 1979, 2008

Designed by Donald Ross, Oakland Hills in Birmingham, Michigan has played host to more U.S. Opens than all but two courses. Redesigned for the 1951 Open, the course was unforgiving. Ben Hogan won with an incredible closing round of 67, afterwards dubbing the course “The Monster.” In the 1972 PGA, Gary Player came to the 16th on the final day tied for the lead. His sliced tee shot landed behind a large willow tree, just short of the pond. Needing loft, he chose a 9-iron for the 150-yard shot and swung with all of his might. The ball barely cleared the tree and came to rest four feet from the cup. Player made his birdie and, two holes later, won his second PGA Championship.

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Gold 406
Blue 401
White 377
Red 312

Hole 10 Par 4

                            

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REPLICA OF MEDINAH (No. 3) #6

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED:

U.S. OPEN – 1949, 1975, 1990

PGA – 1999, 2006

Located just outside of Chicago, Medinah Country Club was developed in the 1920’s by The Shriners. At the U.S. Open in 1990, two-time winner Hale Irwin received a special exemption, allowing him to play without qualifying. Irwin’s 50-foot birdie putt on the final hole in regulation was followed by a memorable sprint around the green, where he high-fived the gallery. He captured his third U.S. Open in a playoff the next day. In the third round of the 1999 PGA Championship, Tiger Woods’ second shot at the 6th came up a few yards short. Putting with a 3-wood, Tiger made the 50-footer for birdie and went on to a one-stroke victory and his second major championship.

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Gold 449
Blue 433
White 422
Red 381

Hole 11 Par 4

                            

Description

REPLICA OF OAK HILL #17

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED:

U.S. OPEN – 1956, 1968, 1989

PGA – 1980, 2003

Oak Hill in Pittsford, New York, boasts of “Heartbreak Bend”, perhaps the most difficult closing three holes in golf. The long 17th was the hardest hole at the 1989 U.S. Open. In the 1956 Open won by Cary Middlecoff, Ben Hogan missed a two-footer at the 17th that would have clinched a tie and possibly a record fifth title. At Oak Hill in 1968, Lee Trevino became the first player in U.S. Open history to post four rounds in the 60s. Jack Nicklaus beat the field by a still-record seven shots when he stormed to his fifth PGA Championship in 1980. In 1989, Curtis Strange’s patience carried him to the first back-to-back U.S. Open victories since Ben Hogan in 1951.

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Gold 458
Blue 452
White 397
Red 383

Hole 12 Par 5

                            

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REPLICA OF CARNOUSTIE #6

HOST TO THE BRITISH OPEN: 1931, 1937, 1953, 1968, 1975, 1999

The 6th at Carnoustie, Scotland is listed as one of the “Top 18 Holes in the World.” Following victories at the Masters and U.S. Open in 1953, Ben Hogan ventured to Carnoustie for his only British Open appearance. In each of the final two rounds, his drives at the 6th took a precarious route between the fence and the bunkers, an area now known as “Hogan’s Alley.” He followed each drive with a 4-wood to the green and a two-putt birdie and won by four strokes. Hogan received a ticker-tape parade upon his return. In the final round of the 1968 Open, Jack Nicklaus hooked his drive at the 6th out of bounds. He lost to Gary Player by two strokes and, years later, when asked where he would use one “mulligan” in his career, chose his ill-fated tee shot at the 6th.

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Gold 541
Blue 520
White 458
Red 440

Hole 13 Par 3

                            

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REPLICA OF TPC SAWGRASS #17

HOST TO THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP: 1982

Perhaps no other shot in golf is as fearful as the short tee shot at the 17th hole at the Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Designed by Pete Dye and owned by the PGA Tour, it was the first in a series of TPC courses and, since 1982, has been the permanent site of The Players Championship, also known as golf’s “fifth major.” In the first round of the 1984 championship, windy conditions led to a one-day stroke average of 3.79, at the time the highest ever for a par 3 on the PGA Tour. Sixty four golf balls found the water that day, leading John Mahaffey to describe the 17th as -one of the easiest par fives on the course. The 17th is one of the -Top 18 Holes in the World.

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Gold 132
Blue 121
White 97
Red 80

Hole 14 Par 4

                            

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REPLICA OF MERION #11

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED: U.S. OPEN – 1934, 1950, 1971, 1981

Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania is the site of Bobby Jones’ first and last national championship appearances. By 1930, Jones was the world’s greatest golfer and the most popular athlete in America. He had already won that year’s British Amateur, British Open and U.S. Open and came to the U.S. Amateur at Merion looking to become the first player to complete the Grand Slam. Under intense pressure, he never trailed in any of his matches and closed out Gene Homans in the 36-hole final, 8 and 7 on Merion’s 11th hole. Two months later, at the age of 28, Bobby Jones retired from competition and redirected his immense talents into a new endeavor, the development of the Augusta National Golf Club.

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Gold 369
Blue 349
White 330
Red 300

Hole 15 Par 4

                            

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REPLICA OF OAKMONT #3

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED:

U.S. OPEN –’27, ’35, ’53, ’62, ’73, ’83, ’94

PGA – 1922, 1951, 1978

Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania is the site of more major championships than any other U.S. course. Opened in 1904, Oakmont was intended to be the hardest course in the world, with fast, severe greens and over 200 bunkers, none more famous than the “Church Pews” that guard the 3rd and 4th holes. In 1922, Gene Sarazen’s victory at Oakmont made him the first to win the U.S. Open and the PGA in the same year. Jack Nicklaus defeated Arnold Palmer in a playoff for his first professional victory in the 1962 Open. In 1973, Johnny Miller captured the U.S. Open with a final round 63 that ranks as one of the greatest competitive rounds of all time.

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Gold 425
Blue 408
White 388
Red 375

Hole 16 Par 5

                            

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REPLICA OF SHINNECOCK HILLS #16

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED:

U.S. OPEN – 1896, 1986, 1995, 2004

Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, New York was the first incorporated golf club in America, one of the founding clubs of the U.S.G.A. and host to the centennial championship. In the final round of the 1986 U.S. Open, nine players shared the lead. Raymond Floyd was not among them. Birdies at 11 and 13 put him into contention and, with the rest of the field faltering, he strode to the 16th with a one stroke lead. His third shot was from 118 yards into the wind, a perfect 9-iron. But Floyd had left the 9-iron out of his bag, opting instead for a third wedge. Selecting his 8-iron, Floyd hit a punch shot that almost went into the cup. The key birdie sealed his fourth Grand Slam title and his only U.S. Open victory.

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Gold 542
Blue 519
White 464
Red 406

Hole 17 Par 3

                            

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REPLICA OF WINGED FOOT (WEST) #7

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED:

U.S. OPEN – 1929, 1959, 1974, 1984, 2006

PGA – 1997

Designed by A.W. Tillinghast, Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York is one of the crown jewels of golf in the United States. Champions at Winged Foot include Bobby Jones, Billy Casper, Hale Irwin, Fuzzy Zoeller and Davis Love, who broke through with his victory in the 1997 PGA. The bunkering is severe throughout the course, but especially so on the par 3s, which were Tillinghast’s trademarks. In the 1974 U.S. Open, defending champion Johnny Miller sailed his tee shot at the 7th into the deep greenside bunker to the right of the green and took four shots to get out, ultimately taking a seven and dashing his hopes of defending his title.

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Gold 166
Blue 159
White 135
Red 126

Hole 18 Par 4

                            

Description

Replica of: Cherry Hills #16

Major Championships Hosted:

U.S. Open – 1938, ’60, ’78

PGA – 1941, ’85

The 1960 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver was perhaps the greatest of the 20th century. Arnold Palmer was the reigning Masters champion and pre-tournament favorite. Forty-eight year old Ben Hogan was paired with 20 year old Jack Nicklaus in the final round. Palmer began that round seven strokes back but drove the first green, birdied six of the first seven holes and shot 65 to beat Nicklaus by one. Afterwards Palmer spoke with Bob Drum of the Pittsburgh Press about winning the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA in the same year. Though Palmer finished one back at St. Andrews, the concept of the modern Grand Slam was born.

Gold 399
Blue 388
White 376
Red 359

Hole 1 Par 4

Description

REPLICA OF THE COUNTRY CLUB #17

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED:U.S. OPEN – 1913, 1963, 1988

Francis Ouimet was a 20-year-old former caddie when he birdied the 17th during the final round of the 1913 U.S. Open to force a playoff with British immortals Ted Ray and Harry Vardon. Ouimet’s victory the next day established him as America’s first golfing hero. Fifty years later, during the final round of the U.S.Open, Arnold Palmer three-putted the 17th for bogey and Jackie Cupit took double-bogey, each losing a chance to win outright. Instead, Julius Boros beat both of them in a playoff. More recently, Justin Leonard rammed home a dramatic 40-foot birdie putt at the 17th to claim the 1999 Ryder Cup for the U.S. team, setting off a spirited and controversial celebration by the Americans.

Gold 379
Blue 370
White 361
Red 313

                          

Hole 2 Par 3


Description

REPLICA OF INVERNESS CLUB #12

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED:U.S. OPEN – 1920, 1931, 1957, 1979 PGA – 1986

Three of golf’s five career Grand Slam Champions played their first U.S. Open at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. Bobby Jones and Gene Sarazen were each 18 years old when they competed in the 1920 U.S. Open, the same age Jack Nicklaus was in his 1957 debut. In 1979, 19-year-old Bobby Clampett missed the cut after earning low-amateur honors the year before. Playing as a “marker” on the weekend, he proceeded to amuse the gallery by hitting shots from his knees and plumb-bobbing from bunkers. On the 12th tee, a USGA official asked him to leave, earning him the unique distinction of being cut twice from the same U.S. Open.

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Gold 167
Blue 149
White 137
Red 117

Hole 3 Par 4

                            

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REPLICA OF SOUTHERN HILLS #17

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED:

U.S. OPEN – 1958, 1977, 2001

PGA – 1970, 1982, 1994

Noted course architect Perry Maxwell designed Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Opened in 1935, the course was redesigned by Robert Trent Jones prior to the 1958 Open, which was won by the flamboyant Tommy “Thunder” Bolt. During the third round of the 1977 Open, an anonymous caller told the FBI that three men planned to kill leader Hubert Green on the 15th hole on Sunday. The threat was not relayed to Green until Sunday as he finished the 14th. Given the opportunity to suspend play, Green instead elected to continue. He got down in two from 50 feet at the 17th and made a “gut-stringer” four footer at 18 to win by one. Renditions has not received permission to copy the selected hole and is not associated with, affiliated with or sponsored by the golf courses, champions, or championships listed here.

Gold 334
Blue 325
White 306
Red 284

Hole 4 Par 4

                      

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REPLICA OF ROYAL LYTHAM & ST. ANNES #16

HOST TO THE BRITISH OPEN:1926, 1952, 1958, 1963, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1988, 1996, 2001

Bobby Jones won his first of three British Open Championships at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in 1926. No American would be victorious in The Open at Lytham again until Tom Lehman (1996) and David Duval (2001) each earned their first major.

The 16th is the site of glory for Seve Ballesteros. In 1979, at the age of 22, Seve hit one of his trademark wild drives, with the ball coming to rest under a parked car near a hospitality tent, some forty yards right of the fairway. Receiving his free drop, Seve hit his approach to within 20 feet and made the putt for birdie. In 1988, his 1-iron at #16 split the fairway, followed by a 9-iron to within three inches, leading to a victorious final round score of 65.

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Hole 5 Par 5

                       

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REPLICA OF ROYAL BIRKDALE #15

HOST TO THE BRITISH OPEN: 1954, 1961, 1965, 1971, 1976, 1983, 1991, 1998

Two of The Open Championship’s five-time winners, Peter Thompson and Tom Watson, captured their fifth title at Royal Birkdale. They joined J.H. Taylor and James Braid as an elite group one title shy of Harry Vardon, who amassed six between 1896 and 1914. Arnold Palmer won his first of consecutive British Opens at Royal Birkdale in 1961, after finishing second by one stroke at St. Andrews the previous year. His appearance at The Open breathed new life into the beleaguered championship and defined the modern day Grand Slam.

In 1998, Mark O’Meara birdied the 15th, the first hole of a four-hole playoff, and went on to capture the Claret Jug and his second major championship of the year.

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Gold 543
Blue 509
White 499
Red 475

Hole 6 Par 4

                           

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REPLICA OF AUGUSTA NATIONAL #11

HOST TO THE MASTERS: 1934 – 1942, 1946

After completing his Grand Slam in 1930, Bobby Jones retired from tournament golf at the age of 28. In 1933, he opened Augusta National Golf Club, built on a former nursery that Jones and investors purchased for $70,000. 1934 marked the first “Invitation Tournament”, soon to be known as “The Masters.” The 11th hole features one of the most-feared second shots in golf and marks the beginning of “Amen Corner.” Nick Faldo won consecutive titles in 1989-90, each in sudden death at the 11th. In the 1987 playoff, Larry Mize hit one of the most famous shots in all of major championship golf when he chipped in for birdie from 140 feet to the right of the hole, dealing Greg Norman another stunning defeat.

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Gold 455
Blue 442
White 380
Red 370

Hole 7 Par 3

                            

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REPLICA OF AUGUSTA NATIONAL #12

HOST TO THE MASTERS: 1934 – 1942, 1946

Gary Player called the 12th hole at Augusta National “the toughest par three in the world.” Jack Nicklaus said it is “the toughest tournament hole in golf.” Swirling winds and a narrow green make club selection difficult. During the first round in 1980, Tom Weiskopf deposited five balls in Rae’s Creek, taking a 13. The next day, he put in two more balls and made a 7. Only 1948 champion Claude Harmon, Bill Hyndman, and Curtis Strange have aced the 12th in Masters’ play. Claude Harmon made his ace in 1947 while paired with Ben Hogan. Without any reaction, Hogan hit his shot on the green and made his birdie putt. Walking to the next tee, Hogan finally said, – You know, Claude, that’s the first 2 I’ve ever made on that hole.

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Gold 155
Blue 145
White 135
Red 120

Hole 8 Par 5

                           

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REPLICA OF AUGUSTA NATIONAL #13

HOST TO THE MASTERS: 1934 – 1942, 1946

One of the most beautiful holes in all of golf, the 13th at Augusta National has marked the turning point in many Masters championships. A relatively short par 5, players can make up strokes by going for the well-protected green in two. In 1937, Byron Nelson followed his birdie at the 12th by sinking a fifty-foot eagle chip at 13, making up six strokes in two holes and earning for him the first of his two green jackets. In the last two rounds of 2001, Tiger Woods followed a bogey at 12 with a birdie at 13, helping to secure his victory. Others have not been so fortunate. Billy Joe Patton, Curtis Strange, Fred Couples and others have watched their approach shots and their title hopes disappear into the fronting creek, just a few feet short of glory.

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Gold 485
Blue 465
White 455
Red 408

Hole 9 Par 4

                            

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REPLICA OF OAKLAND HILLS #16

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED:

U.S. OPEN – 1924, ’37, ’51, ’61, ’85, ’96

PGA – 1972, 1979, 2008

Designed by Donald Ross, Oakland Hills in Birmingham, Michigan has played host to more U.S. Opens than all but two courses. Redesigned for the 1951 Open, the course was unforgiving. Ben Hogan won with an incredible closing round of 67, afterwards dubbing the course “The Monster.” In the 1972 PGA, Gary Player came to the 16th on the final day tied for the lead. His sliced tee shot landed behind a large willow tree, just short of the pond. Needing loft, he chose a 9-iron for the 150-yard shot and swung with all of his might. The ball barely cleared the tree and came to rest four feet from the cup. Player made his birdie and, two holes later, won his second PGA Championship.

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Gold 406
Blue 401
White 377
Red 312

Hole 10 Par 4

                           

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REPLICA OF MEDINAH (No. 3) #6

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED:

U.S. OPEN – 1949, 1975, 1990

PGA – 1999, 2006

Located just outside of Chicago, Medinah Country Club was developed in the 1920’s by The Shriners. At the U.S. Open in 1990, two-time winner Hale Irwin received a special exemption, allowing him to play without qualifying. Irwin’s 50-foot birdie putt on the final hole in regulation was followed by a memorable sprint around the green, where he high-fived the gallery. He captured his third U.S. Open in a playoff the next day. In the third round of the 1999 PGA Championship, Tiger Woods’ second shot at the 6th came up a few yards short. Putting with a 3-wood, Tiger made the 50-footer for birdie and went on to a one-stroke victory and his second major championship.

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Gold 449
Blue 433
White 422
Red 381

Hole 11 Par 4

                           

Description

REPLICA OF OAK HILL #17

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED:

U.S. OPEN – 1956, 1968, 1989

PGA – 1980, 2003

Oak Hill in Pittsford, New York, boasts of “Heartbreak Bend”, perhaps the most difficult closing three holes in golf. The long 17th was the hardest hole at the 1989 U.S. Open. In the 1956 Open won by Cary Middlecoff, Ben Hogan missed a two-footer at the 17th that would have clinched a tie and possibly a record fifth title. At Oak Hill in 1968, Lee Trevino became the first player in U.S. Open history to post four rounds in the 60s. Jack Nicklaus beat the field by a still-record seven shots when he stormed to his fifth PGA Championship in 1980. In 1989, Curtis Strange’s patience carried him to the first back-to-back U.S. Open victories since Ben Hogan in 1951.

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Gold 458
Blue 452
White 397
Red 383

Hole 12 Par 5

                            

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REPLICA OF CARNOUSTIE #6

HOST TO THE BRITISH OPEN: 1931, 1937, 1953, 1968, 1975, 1999

The 6th at Carnoustie, Scotland is listed as one of the “Top 18 Holes in the World.” Following victories at the Masters and U.S. Open in 1953, Ben Hogan ventured to Carnoustie for his only British Open appearance. In each of the final two rounds, his drives at the 6th took a precarious route between the fence and the bunkers, an area now known as “Hogan’s Alley.” He followed each drive with a 4-wood to the green and a two-putt birdie and won by four strokes. Hogan received a ticker-tape parade upon his return. In the final round of the 1968 Open, Jack Nicklaus hooked his drive at the 6th out of bounds. He lost to Gary Player by two strokes and, years later, when asked where he would use one “mulligan” in his career, chose his ill-fated tee shot at the 6th.

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Gold 541
Blue 520
White 458
Red 440

Hole 13 Par 3

                            

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REPLICA OF TPC SAWGRASS #17

HOST TO THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP: 1982

Perhaps no other shot in golf is as fearful as the short tee shot at the 17th hole at the Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Designed by Pete Dye and owned by the PGA Tour, it was the first in a series of TPC courses and, since 1982, has been the permanent site of The Players Championship, also known as golf’s “fifth major.” In the first round of the 1984 championship, windy conditions led to a one-day stroke average of 3.79, at the time the highest ever for a par 3 on the PGA Tour. Sixty four golf balls found the water that day, leading John Mahaffey to describe the 17th as -one of the easiest par fives on the course. The 17th is one of the -Top 18 Holes in the World.

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Gold 132
Blue 121
White 97
Red 80

Hole 14 Par 4

                           

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REPLICA OF MERION #11

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED: U.S. OPEN – 1934, 1950, 1971, 1981

Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania is the site of Bobby Jones’ first and last national championship appearances. By 1930, Jones was the world’s greatest golfer and the most popular athlete in America. He had already won that year’s British Amateur, British Open and U.S. Open and came to the U.S. Amateur at Merion looking to become the first player to complete the Grand Slam. Under intense pressure, he never trailed in any of his matches and closed out Gene Homans in the 36-hole final, 8 and 7 on Merion’s 11th hole. Two months later, at the age of 28, Bobby Jones retired from competition and redirected his immense talents into a new endeavor, the development of the Augusta National Golf Club.

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Gold 369
Blue 349
White 330
Red 300

Hole 15 Par 4

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REPLICA OF OAKMONT #3

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED:

U.S. OPEN –’27, ’35, ’53, ’62, ’73, ’83, ’94

PGA – 1922, 1951, 1978

Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania is the site of more major championships than any other U.S. course. Opened in 1904, Oakmont was intended to be the hardest course in the world, with fast, severe greens and over 200 bunkers, none more famous than the “Church Pews” that guard the 3rd and 4th holes. In 1922, Gene Sarazen’s victory at Oakmont made him the first to win the U.S. Open and the PGA in the same year. Jack Nicklaus defeated Arnold Palmer in a playoff for his first professional victory in the 1962 Open. In 1973, Johnny Miller captured the U.S. Open with a final round 63 that ranks as one of the greatest competitive rounds of all time.

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Gold 425
Blue 408
White 388
Red 375

Hole 16 Par 5

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REPLICA OF SHINNECOCK HILLS #16

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED:

U.S. OPEN – 1896, 1986, 1995, 2004

Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, New York was the first incorporated golf club in America, one of the founding clubs of the U.S.G.A. and host to the centennial championship. In the final round of the 1986 U.S. Open, nine players shared the lead. Raymond Floyd was not among them. Birdies at 11 and 13 put him into contention and, with the rest of the field faltering, he strode to the 16th with a one stroke lead. His third shot was from 118 yards into the wind, a perfect 9-iron. But Floyd had left the 9-iron out of his bag, opting instead for a third wedge. Selecting his 8-iron, Floyd hit a punch shot that almost went into the cup. The key birdie sealed his fourth Grand Slam title and his only U.S. Open victory.

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Gold 542
Blue 519
White 464
Red 406

Hole 17 Par 3

                           

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REPLICA OF WINGED FOOT (WEST) #7

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED:

U.S. OPEN – 1929, 1959, 1974, 1984, 2006

PGA – 1997

Designed by A.W. Tillinghast, Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York is one of the crown jewels of golf in the United States. Champions at Winged Foot include Bobby Jones, Billy Casper, Hale Irwin, Fuzzy Zoeller and Davis Love, who broke through with his victory in the 1997 PGA. The bunkering is severe throughout the course, but especially so on the par 3s, which were Tillinghast’s trademarks. In the 1974 U.S. Open, defending champion Johnny Miller sailed his tee shot at the 7th into the deep greenside bunker to the right of the green and took four shots to get out, ultimately taking a seven and dashing his hopes of defending his title.

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Gold 166
Blue 159
White 135
Red 126

Hole 18 Par 4

                            

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Replica of: Cherry Hills #16

Major Championships Hosted:

U.S. Open – 1938, ’60, ’78

PGA – 1941, ’85

The 1960 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver was perhaps the greatest of the 20th century. Arnold Palmer was the reigning Masters champion and pre-tournament favorite. Forty-eight year old Ben Hogan was paired with 20 year old Jack Nicklaus in the final round. Palmer began that round seven strokes back but drove the first green, birdied six of the first seven holes and shot 65 to beat Nicklaus by one. Afterwards Palmer spoke with Bob Drum of the Pittsburgh Press about winning the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA in the same year. Though Palmer finished one back at St. Andrews, the concept of the modern Grand Slam was born.

Gold 399
Blue 388
White 376
Red 359

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