Chamblee examines Erin Hills, hole by hole

Chamblee examines Erin Hills, hole by hole
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Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee took to Twitter to offer his insight into Erin Hills, host of the 117th U.S. Open. Here is his hole-by-hole analysis:

#1 608 yds/plays north to south,so the prevailing wind will encourage a draw.A rare opening par 5 curves around wetland,level lies unlikely. pic.twitter.com/gNSR79C5cH

— brandel chamblee (@chambleebrandel) June 8, 2017


#2 358 yds has the smallest green on the course at 4,000 ft. The 2nd risk reward hole in a row. Similar in the abstract to #3 at Augusta. pic.twitter.com/TmgFye7E4Z

— brandel chamblee (@chambleebrandel) June 8, 2017


#3 476 yds prevailing west wind hurting.This hole is a perfect blend of great classic architecture and the unique qualities of this property pic.twitter.com/LemISAWnKQ

— brandel chamblee (@chambleebrandel) June 8, 2017


#4 439 yds/ straight hole w/2 ragged edge bunkers running 2 front middle of a false front,shallow green.Will punish a mishit:misjudged shot. pic.twitter.com/MLx6WANdjt

— brandel chamblee (@chambleebrandel) June 8, 2017


#5 505 yds/subtle architecture element of an extended approach over the left greenside bnkr makes more reasonable a long shot to a left pin pic.twitter.com/yooJzIVX0B

— brandel chamblee (@chambleebrandel) June 9, 2017


#6 237 yds prevailing wind helps/ the deepest green on the course (47yds) /false front gives a foreshortened sense and intimidating look. pic.twitter.com/sBMseJj5Wu

— brandel chamblee (@chambleebrandel) June 8, 2017


#7 607 yds plays into the wind/ 22 bunkers wait to catch a poor or misjudged shot.Much to consider here,angles off tee,bnkrs 2 challenge etc pic.twitter.com/KvKRs2KEzr

— brandel chamblee (@chambleebrandel) June 8, 2017


#8 492 yds fairway climbs a formidable glacial hill to a landing area&then tilts to the right and tumbles down, b4 climbing 2 elevated green pic.twitter.com/Pbq2io7967

— brandel chamblee (@chambleebrandel) June 8, 2017


#9 165 yds elevated tee with prevailing wind rt to left/green is surrounded by 7 frightening bunkers, patches of fescue and crevasses pic.twitter.com/5IoSkpsISe

— brandel chamblee (@chambleebrandel) June 8, 2017


#10 504 yds/ the enormous sweep of this hole gives one a sense of the inspiration for this course/rolling hollows&humps rise to the green. pic.twitter.com/NPaPZsOKx8

— brandel chamblee (@chambleebrandel) June 8, 2017


#11 403 yds but can play 460 /bit of a breather hole that will provide birdie opportunities.The approach must carry 2 bunkers,elevated green pic.twitter.com/mc9e8IKgOZ

— brandel chamblee (@chambleebrandel) June 8, 2017


#12 464yds originally planned as the 1st hole,designers thought it might prove to be best 1st hole in major championship golf.Will be a star pic.twitter.com/pSPg2viYhh

— brandel chamblee (@chambleebrandel) June 8, 2017


#13 215 yds/green is deeper than is wide,tee shot must carry all the way to green or runs into collection area. Left is a pot&large bunker. pic.twitter.com/WNLbjC6lfF

— brandel chamblee (@chambleebrandel) June 8, 2017


#14 613 yds elevated tee, double dogleg par 5, risk/reward. The 2nd must carry a field of fescue to 2tierd green with a majestic false front pic.twitter.com/cCpyrz5Agc

— brandel chamblee (@chambleebrandel) June 8, 2017


#15 370 yds likely to play at some point as a drivable par 4/ att.drawn to the many bunkers that run 2 elevated green requiring much thought pic.twitter.com/0iAluBVo2P

— brandel chamblee (@chambleebrandel) June 8, 2017


#16 200 yds the first of the only 3 holes that run in the same direction/playing east w/helping wind,long narrow green nestled in a kettle pic.twitter.com/8D4Pcp8rou

— brandel chamblee (@chambleebrandel) June 8, 2017


#17 481 yds not a single bunker on this hole. Right side of the fairway has a clear view of the green, left side only partial/GNleft2rtslope pic.twitter.com/AfyFzfGH3F

— brandel chamblee (@chambleebrandel) June 8, 2017


#18 663 yds / Mike Davis calls it one of the best finishing holes in golf. I don’t doubt him. Elevated tee, west wind, fast FW=drives 400yds pic.twitter.com/78MJz0XHnJ

— brandel chamblee (@chambleebrandel) June 8, 2017

Chamblee examines Erin Hills, hole by hole

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