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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 284
AUSTRALIA’S FINEST HOLES PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRENDAN JAMES THE LAKES GOLF CLUB 528-METRE, PAR-5 11TH HOLE THELakes is one of Sydney’s iconic golf courses, which underwent an extensive redesign a few years ago by the firm Ogilvy, Clayton, Cocking and Mead (OCCM). As part of the OCCM work, the 11th hole was changed marginally as it has always been one of the great long holes in Australian golf. The fairway bunkering was repositioned a little but the basics of placing the ball properly with the long second shot are still critical to playing the hole well. The green is located closer to the water – and when the pin is on the right it will be better to approach from close to the water. You don’t really want to be attacking a right side flag from the left half of the fairway. One aspect of the 11th hole that makes it extremely dangerous, especially for right-handers, is the constant camber of the fairway towards the water. This creates a hanging lie for most shots, which encourages a faded shot to the right. E
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