9. 14th hole at Innisbrook
The par-5 14th provides the last real opportunity at birdie on the course.
When many people think of the closing stretch of holes at the Valspar Championship, they think of the “Snake Pit,” holes 15-17. Those three holes make for a very difficult stretch to end the tournament. It makes it all the more important to take advantage of this birdie opportunity.
The hole is unique because it features a double dogleg. It forces you to hit two completely different shots on your drive and the layup. The proper shot for a right handed player would be a slight draw off the tee, and then more of a fade with the second shot. Only the longest players will be able to attack the green in two, and that all will depend on the angle.
Who better than Rodney Green, the director of golf at Innisbrook Golf Resort, to give you some advice on how to play the par-5 14th hole.
The whole key with this hole is to try to put yourself in the best position for the extremely difficult finishing run of holes.
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