Tee to green: Nobilo analyzes Merion


Merion Golf Club hosts the 113th U.S. Open for the fifth time this week. The par-70, 6,996-yard layout is extremely short by modern course-design standards, but is still expected to provide a stern test for players.

Golf Channel’s Frank Nobilo toured the venue and offers a video, tee-to-green look at Merion:

First hole: par 4, 350 yards

Second hole: par 5, 556 yards

Third hole: par 3, 256 yards

Fifth hole: par 4, 504 yards

Seventh hole: par 4, 360 yards

10th hole: par 4, 303 yards

11th hole: par 4, 367 yards

11th hole: Jones tribute

13th hole: par 3, 115 yards

15th hole: par 4, 411 yards

16th hole: par 4, 430 yards

16th hole: quarry

17th hole (tee): par 3, 246 yards

17th hole (green): par 3, 246 yards

18th hole (tee): par 4, 521 yards

18th hole (green): par 4, 521 yards

18th hole (remembering Hogan): par 4, 521 yards

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