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No. 12 - Golden Bell Par 3, 155 Yards

2011 Eagles Birdies Pars Bogeys 2x Bogeys Other Avg Rank Pin Placement
0 13 52 22 8 4 3.374 2
0 15 54 22 6 2 3.253 2
0 8 33 8 0 0 3.000 13
0 8 31 7 3 0 3.102 6
Historical Average: 3.30  Historical Rank: 2        

The shortest hole is a bear to play because of swirling winds. Its usually a medium- or short-iron shot to a narrow green that is protected by Raes Creek in front and azaleas behind.

1934 yardage: 150, par 3

Original Intent

"Here the distance must be gauged very accurately, and the wind sweeping down along Rae's Creek is often deceptive to the player standing on the tee about to hit."
--- Bobby Jones

Significant changes


Did it work?

No change has been necessary for this hole. This is the most terrifying shot on the golf course when the winds are swirling. A short approach will find Rae's Creek or the bunker in front of the green; a long approach could find one of the two bunkers in the rear.

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2011 Pin Placements

Golden Bell

Golden Bell - Forsythia intermedia

- Deciduous flowering shrub
- Blooms at first hint of spring with 3/4-inch golden yellow blooms followed by dark green foliage

Spot it on the course
- It grows behind the 12th green.

Hole story
- Before it was Golden Bell, No. 12 was named Three Pines.Zones 6-9

Where and how the plant grows
- Native to China
- Grows to 8 feet
- Sun
- Moist, well-drained, rich, loose organic soil
- High drought tolerance
- Propagation by cuttings
- Extremely disease resistant

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