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No. 11 - White Dogwood Par 4, 505 Yards

2011 Eagles Birdies Pars Bogeys 2x Bogeys Other Avg Rank Pin Placement
0 3 51 36 6 3 4.545 1
0 4 69 23 3 0 4.253 1
0 8 28 10 2 1 4.184 5
0 4 34 9 1 1 4.204 4
Historical Average: 4.29  Historical Rank: 3        

The start of Amen Corner is the most difficult hole in recent years because of its added length. A slight fade off the tee is necessary to reach the fairway. The greenside pond is more of a factor, because players have longer shots into the green.

1934 yardage: 400, par 4

Original Intent

"The second shot is usually played with a 3-iron or a stronger club, and a player must be bold indeed to go for the pin when it is in this location (left-hand side). ... a great many players play this hole safely to the right, relying on getting a long putt or chip dead for the par."
--- Bobby Jones

Significant changes

- Tee relocated and pond left of green built, 1950

- Green, pond and bunker complex adjusted, 1999

- Tee moved back 10-15 yards, 2006

- Trees added to right side of fairway, 2004 and 2006

- Dogwoods added to wooded area on left, 2006

- Fairway shifted to left, 2006

- Several trees removed on right side of fairway and fairway widened, 2008

Did it work?

The only par-4 at Augusta National to measure more than 500 yards, a clout of 265 yards is necessary to reach the fairway. Birdies are hard to come by.

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2011 Pin Placements

White Dogwood

White Dogwood - Cornus florida

- Deciduous flowering tree
- Blooms late March to early April; 3- to 4-inch white flowers with four bracts surrounding tiny yellowish flowers clustered in center
- In fall, produces red berries and brilliant red leaves

Spot it on the course
- It grows on both sides of the 11th fairway.

Where and how the plant grows
- Virginia's state tree; state flower of North Carolina
- Grows 20 to 40 feet high and 25 to 30 feet wide
- Shade
- Rich, acidic, moist to dry soil
- Moderately drought tolerant
- Propagation by seeds
- Planting not recommended in heavy, wet soil, unless it's on a raised bed

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