DMK breaks down Mammoth Dunes' par 4 5th
After making the trek up the par-3 fourth, golfers are welcomed with a dramatic vista from the 5th tee. The long par 4 tees off the top of a massive ridge-line that continues to run down the hole's left side. David McLay Kidd built the fifth with a generous amount of fairway width off the tee, but there is an ideal line of play up the middle right of the fairway. The speed slot is created by a diagonal ridge that cuts through the fairway from left to right. Taking the heroic line up the right will give tee shots with extra yards and the best angle to attack the flag. The green sits on a ridge and is angled slightly from left to right. Cut into the ridge-line is a deep bunker which guards the right side of the green. Missing the ideal line will leave a blind approach to the 5th green, but not one without hope. Here's how to play it from the left or right.