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The 5th is the westernmost hole at George W. Dunne National Golf Course

The sky and the cart path are the lightest elements in this photo.
The sky and the cart path are the lightest elements in this photo.
© 2013 Vernon Brookins

George W. Dunne National Golf Course’s, fifth hole is this golf course’s, westernmost hole; its closest, north-south, main street is Ridgeland Avenue. This Forest Preserve Golf course’s, easternmost, main street is Central Avenue. U.S. Highway 6 is its main, northern boundary. Its main southern boundary is 165th Street. George W. Dunne National Golf Course is at 16310 S. Central Avenue in Oak Forest, Illinois.

The fifth hole is par four. From the rear, Gold teeing ground, the average distance to the putting green is 418 yards. Three hundred seventy-six yards is the average distance from the Blue teeing ground. From the White teeing ground, the average distance is 348 yards. Three hundred twenty-three yards is the average distance from the front, Red teeing ground. This hole has a #9, course hole handicap.

This hole’s fairway is straight and wide. Trees are on both sides of the fairway, but the ones on the left side are more closely spaced. A curvy water hazard is on the left side. This hazard begins approximately 150 yards from the rear teeing ground, and ends approximately 150 yards from the putting green. An elongated (north-south), small sand bunker is also on the left side; it begins at approximately where the Red teeing ground ends.

A medium size putting green is at the fairway’s end. This green has the shape of a shelled Spanish Peanut. Surround this green are four sand bunkers, two on each side. The bunkers on the left side are medium size, and have organic shapes (curves, undulations, etc.). The one in front extends from approximately the putting green’s, front to more than half the green’s length. The one in the rear has most of its length behind the green’s rear edge. The bunkers on the right side are smaller than the bunkers on the left side. The front, right side, bunker’s width is longer (west-east) than its length. The rearmost, right side bunker resembles a small oval.

Golfers who are playing the fifth hole have excellent chances of reaching the putting green with their second shots. For amateur, good golfers, accurate, 240-260 yards drives, and then approach shots of 178-158 yards will suffice. Since this hole has a #9, course hole handicap, golfers will likely not have exceptionally difficult putts.