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I think Chautauqua Golf Club has two pretty decent courses. The Lake Course dates back over 100 years and was designed by Donald Ross. The Hill Course was designed in the 80s or so by someone far less famous. The sixth on the Hill is a 392/342/336/263-yard par four with a bunker in the left rough from 40 to 60 yards from the center of the green. The nearest point of the bunker is just under 25 yards from the front edge of the green. Here's a photo from Google Earth: Here's a photo from behind the bunker looking toward the green: So, let's review. The bunker is over five yards into the left rough. Balls are unlikely to roll into it with the rough holding balls short. The bunker starts 332 yards from the back tees, 200 yards from the forward tees, and 275 yards from the middle tees. Almost nobody will find this bunker with their tee shots. Ever. This bunker is not anywhere near the play of a parallel or nearby hole. At all. The bunker is surrounded by and protected by trees. Tall trees. Your ball is unlikely to get into the bunker even if you hit it toward the bunker. There's a f***ing tree between the bunker and the green. 🤦♂️ 🤦♀️ I mean… c'mon now. Why does this bunker exist?