This par 3 hole will play anywhere between 120 and 200 yards, depending on daily tee-box setups. It features a bunker-guarded, horseshoe-shaped green with the closest portion sitting next to water on the left. Strategy will play prominently here, especially in the four-ball format. With a left pin placement, a player may take the aggressive route and try for a birdie putt attempt with a shot to the water-protected left side of the green, which would pressure her opponents to do likewise. Otherwise, a player could avoid the water and hit a conservative shot to the middle of the green, settling for par.
Will Team USA or Team Europe master the challenge of water, bunkers and pin placements on hole 3 at Des Moines Golf and Country Club? There’s only one way to find out. Get your tickets now for the 2017 Solheim Cup, August 14-20 in West Des Moines.