Tricky or tricksy like Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but in an inanimate way, George W. Dunne National Golf Course’s, 14th hole goes in five directions. This hole is this golf course’s, final, par five hole. (George Dunne National Golf Course is at 16310 S. Central Avenue in Oak Forest, Ill.)
For the 14th hole, the average distance from the rear, Gold teeing ground to the putting green is 561 yards. Five hundred twenty-five yards is the average distance from the Blue teeing ground. From the White teeing ground, the average distance is 497 yards. From the front, Red teeing ground, the average distance is 463 yards. This hole has a #5, course hole handicap.
Trickiness begins from the teeing grounds; the fairway is uphill and points southwest. After approximately 200 yards (from the rear teeing ground), the fairway takes a 30°-45° turn to point southeast. A copse of trees bulge and a medium size sand bunker bulge into the fairway where this latter dogleg begins, but golfers who know this hole’s, difficult layout can actually drive straight, uphill over the trees and sand bunker, and into the fairway’s center at approximately 260 yards from the rear teeing ground. Straight drives of 230-250 yards will land golf balls in the bunker or among the trees; therefore, golfers whose drives average 220 yards should aim for the first, southwest-pointing dogleg.
At approximately 250 yards from the rear teeing ground, the fairway makes another turn to point south-southwest, and then south. This southern direction persists until 100 yards from the putting green where the fairway narrows considerably, and again points south-southwest.
A large sand bunker that contains many curves and bulges is along the fairway at approximately 150 yards from the putting green. This is on the right side. Normally, golfers who hit their shots straight will not need to fly over this bunker.
The medium size putting green has three sand bunkers. The one on the left side has an oval shape. The one on the green’s, rear, right side also has an oval shape. The one on the green’s, right, front side appears as two, small ovals joined. Golfers should expect to have difficult putts on this putting green.