The 16th hole at Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minn.
1. Routing: 8
Two returning contiguous nines, with a few awkward walk-backs created by the lengthened tees.
2. Quality of shaping: 7
Greenside tie-ins are well done, but too many bunkers look like inflated life jackets.
3. Overall land plan: 8
Ideal terrain that includes 75 feet of elevation change, with lodge-style clubhouse overlooking rolling ground.
4. Greens and surrounds: 8
Greens average 6,500 square feet, with every putting surface offering hole locations behind bunkers. Most are tipped gently from back to front and accessible via a ground-game shot.
5. Variety and memorability of par 3s: 8
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