Hole twelve at Las Sendas Golf Club is the second hardest hole on the course—it’s also one of Las Sendas’ longest par fours (440 yards from the silver tees, 337 yards from the copper tees). The hole’s dogleg left design bends around a formidable fairway bunker, posing several challenging decisions for golfers.

Tee Shot: Carry the Bunker?

Many golfers try to avoid the bunker by aiming to the fairway’s right edge. From the tee box, this feels like the safer option. However, taking this strategy can set up a long and rather difficult approach shot. Carrying the bunker off the tee sets up a manageable approach, but doing so requires distance and accuracy.

Most people choose to hit driver on hole twelve, regardless of the strategy.

Hole #12 Yardage Card

Planning Your Approach

Your approach on hole twelve will depend on the outcome of your tee shot. If you successfully carry the fairway bunker, you’ll enjoy a closer (and easier) approach. This should allow you to hit a short iron to hopefully hold the green and put yourself in a good position for par (or birdie).

Landing your drive on the fairway’s right side will require a longer iron shot. That’s tricky due to the hole’s decreasing elevation and the green’s “false front.” Going short could cause your ball to roll backwards toward the fairway, but going long or right will put you dangerously close to the desert area. There’s also a sizable greenside bunker to the left.

Green Slopes Toward the Back Left

The green complex’s large bunker, false front, steep embankment, and proximity to the desert make for a tough up and down. In addition, the green slopes toward the back-left corner, making a front-right pin location especially difficult.

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