Hole of the Week: No. 18 at Harbour Town

Credit: Hilton Head Island

One of the most picturesque finishes on the PGA Tour, with the Harbour Town lighthouse in the background, also features perhaps the tour’s widest landing area at 88 yards across a patch of land jutting into Calibogue Sound.

Credit: Hilton Head Island

It’s the second shot that’s treacherous, with the green tucked close to the water and bunkers guarding both front and back. Little wonder there’s a natural tendency for second shots to end up leaking right of the target.

It’s been the scene of high drama over the years, going back to Arnold Palmer nearly chipping in to close out the inaugural Heritage. Boo Weekley did just that to close out his first PGA Tour win in 2007, and Matt Kuchar holed a bunker shot that lifted him above Luke Donald in 2014.

No.18 also was the site of one of the tour’s more bizarre playoff finishes, when Brian Davis called a penalty on himself for ever-so-slightly nicking a loose reed in the marshy area just off the green. Jim Furyk won his first tartan jacket as a result.

No.18, Harbour Town Golf Links
Par 4, 472 yards
2017 average: 4.151 (2nd toughest)
2017 RBC Heritage: no eagles, 50 birdies, 269 pars, 75 bogeys, 15 double bogeys, 2 higher

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