dogleg

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angle that resembles the hind leg of a dog

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a golf hole with a sharp angle in the fairway

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15th, 411 yards, par four: A left to right dogleg guarded by out of bounds on left, deep rough and bunkers to the right.
It too is a dogleg with the reverse-canted fairway, but in this case it is a mirror image of the fourth hole.
A copse of trees on the left side of the soft dogleg gets a lot of action as golfers try to cut the corner and get a shorter shot into the well-bunkered, undulating (and very fast) green.
This one doglegs left with some fairly tall trees protecting the corner while there's sand on the right and some nasty thick stuff to avoid if you try to lay up.
3rd (451 yards, par 4): A dogleg left requires a long tee shot in the right centre of the fairway.
The second, a dogleg par-4 runs alongside Leasowe Castle, whose defences are still occasionally breached by the odd errant golf ball (one broken window a month, I'm told).
HOLE DESCRIPTION: The 18th is a slight dogleg left that requires a golfer to hit a straight drive of approximately 230 yards, if he wants to be left with a mid-iron to the green.
The par-5 18th is yet another dogleg over wetlands with an elevated tee, but there's a wide bailout valley to the right of the green.
HOLE 2: STAND: PAR 4: 436 YARDS Usually the club's 18th hole, this fairway doglegs gently to the right and an accurate tee shot is key.
The toughest hole, according the Southern California Golf Association course-raters, is the 428-yard, par-4 eighth, which doglegs right to a remarkably sloping green.
Field: 114 Course characteristics: Hogan's Alley - legend Ben won the first one in 1946 and four times subsequently - is a positional course, a tight par 70 with plenty of doglegs and small, Bentgrass greens.
The hole then doglegs right, with your shot into the green crossing the brook for the final time.
Whether you play the American course, featuring short holes, a lot of doglegs, water, and more sloping greens, or the longer British course with its small greens and straight holes, or the short course, the secret is to think before you act, using more of a conservative than aggressive strategy.
The par-72 course has a lot of doglegs and measures just over 7,000 yards from the back tees and 6,623 from the regular markers.