Best Three Hole Stretches In Golf

Best Three Hole Spans In Golf

PGA TOUR players lose sleep every April when tasked with tackling the intricacies of Amen Corner, and while we can’t sneak you onto Augusta National or recreate the pressure associated with pursuing a Green Jacket, we can point you in the direction of 10 amazing courses with three hole stretches that are certain to take your breath away.

Dancing Rabbit Golf Club - Azaleas, Holes - 12, 13, 14
  • Holes - 12, 13, 14
  • Known as the “Augusta you can play,” Dancing Rabbit Golf Club - Azaleas in Philadelphia, Mississippi, has its own little “Amen Corner” that makes you feel as if you’re playing for a green jacket. Anchored by a tv-worthy, 206-yard par 3, this challenging Tom Fazio-designed stretch features significant topography, stately cypress, a winding creek and blooming azaleas that burn beautiful pictures into your brain that will last forever.
Chambers Bay Golf Club, Holes - 15, 16, 17
  • Holes - 15, 16, 17
  • Home to the 2015 U.S. Open, Chambers Bay Golf Club in University Place, Washington, is a championship calibre Robert Trent Jones Jr. masterpiece that utilizes the beauty of the Pacific Northwest to celebrate traditional links golf. The famous 139-yard par 3, “Lone Fir,” starts the stretch of three holes that all hug the coastline, and with an active railroad on site, Chambers Bay truly mimics classic links in Scotland, giving you the genuine feeling of playing in the birthplace of golf.
TPC Deere Run, Holes - 16, 17, 18
  • Holes - 16, 17, 18
  • Etched into dense forests, TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois, masterfully works in natural rolling hills with unique ravines provided by the Rock River to provide an epic parkland golf experience. The closing stretch begins with a 153-yard par 3 that’s nestled up against the Rock River and it ends with a perfect par 4 that we’ve all seen so many times on tv. And as the pros will tell you, you best remember where the river is because it pulls putts down there like a magnet.
Wild Dunes Resort - Links Course, Holes - 16, 17, 18
  • Holes - 16, 17, 18
  • In Tom Fazio’s first attempt at golf course design, he hit it on the screws with the Wild Dunes Resort - Links Course in Isle of the Palms, South Carolina. The final three holes at the Links course capture the essence of Atlantic Ocean golf with windswept dune grass and ocean sounds that create a scene of pure serenity. And as the locals will tell you, when you’re fortunate enough to play the Links, a ball that ends up in the beach isn’t such a bad thing.
La Quinta Golf Resort & Club - Mountain, Holes - 15, 16, 17
  • Holes - 15, 16, 17
  • Famous for its Pete Dye design and rugged landscape, the La Quinta Resort & Club Mountain Course in La Quinta, California, showcases the Santa Rosa Mountains beautifully with three holes meandering through rock formations. The 167-yard signature 16th hole is completely surrounded by rocky landscape with the only landing spots located on the dancefloor or small greenside bunkers, creating its own type of waterless island green that makes the Mountain Course a truly unique track.
Harbor Shores Golf Club, Holes - 7, 8, 9
  • Holes - 7, 8, 9
  • Perfectly sculpted from a huge sand dune by Jack Nicklaus, the last three holes on the front nine at Harbor Shores Golf Club in Benton Harbor, Michigan, are like riding a Lake Michigan wave. Kicked off by the uphill 436-yard 7th hole that rides up the dune to peak at an elevated green, this closing stretch features dramatic elevation changes and unobstructed views of Pure Michigan.
Sedona Golf Resort, Holes - 10, 11, 12
  • Holes - 10, 11, 12
  • The Sedona Golf Resort in Sedona, Arizona, feels less like a golf course and more like a national park. The 210-yard par 3 10th hole features magnificent mountain vistas that radiate in the crimson sun, and you better believe that cameras are out and ready at the most photographed hole in the Southwest. Followed by consecutive doglegs, Sedona’s back nine requires precision and focus if you can manage to take your eyes off the surrounding beauty.
Kapalua Golf Resort - Plantation Course, Holes - 16, 17, 18
  • Holes - 16, 17, 18
  • Recognized as the “Best Golf Course in Hawaii” by Golf Digest, the Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort in Lahaina, Hawaii, boasts a unique final three holes. After a short par-4 with a split fairway, the 17 and 18 are beasts that span 508 and 663 yards respectfully. Toss in amazing ocean views, and one visit to the final stretch at Kapalua will make all the wishful year’s watching it on tv worth it.
Innisbrook Golf Resort - Copperhead Course, Holes - 16, 17, 18
  • Holes - 16, 17, 18
  • Regarded as three of the toughest holes on the PGA Tour, the Snake Pit at Innisbrook Golf Resort - Copperhead in Palm Harbor, Florida, is a potentially venomous bite at the end of an already challenging round. Golfers that manage to slither through “Moccasin,” “The Rattler” and “The Copperhead,” will relish in their accomplishment, while others will adjust in attempting to charm the Snake Pit the next time around.
THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, Holes - 16, 17, 18
  • Holes - 16, 17, 18
  • Home to THE PLAYERS Championship, TPC Sawgrass - THE PLAYERS Stadium in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, possesses one of the most recognizable closing three hole stretches in golf. Water lurks around every corner, especially the infamous island green at the 137-yard 17th hole. And whether one is recreating Tiger’s “Better Than Most” putt or throwing his ball into the drink after finishing the 18th hole, the history at this stretch makes it a must visit for golf fans.