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Hole of the week: Bonneville Golf Course, #18

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Par 4





Layout: A downhill par-3 to a long, narrow, two-tiered green with a creek and bunker on the right and a hill on the left.

Short and sweet: The hole, which has been modified several times over the years, is the favorite of pro Dick Kramer, who will retire later this week after 57 years as head pro at Bonneville.

Professionally speaking: "It is an exacting hole — you've almost got to hit it on the green, no matter where you're on. You'll always be better there than being right or left. Too far left becomes almost an impossible shot, and too far right, you're penalized." — Dick Kramer, Head professional

Tee to green

Off the tee: A scary tee shot with the trees and creek and bunker on the right and a sloping hill with deep grass on the left. A lot of golfers aim left and hope their ball gets lucky and comes down the hill. If you're left or long when the pin is on the top tier, you're in jail. Sometimes a smart play is to hit less club and land short, leaving yourself with a short pitch shot to the green.

On the green: The green is two-tiered with the tier angling from about 8 o'clock to 2 o'clock. When the pin is on top, putts from the lower level are inevitably short, so golfers need to smack their putts a little harder than usual. Putts from the top level to a bottom pin placement can roll right off the green.