#âHoles 16, 17, 18, Corales Golf Club, Puntacana Resort & Club (Dominican Republic)
Situated along rocky cliffs and bays, Corales features six stunning oceanside holes on the Caribbean - three of which comprise the concluding stretch called El Codo del Diablo (The Devil's Elbow). The par-four 16th plays directly toward the water and varies day-to-day depending on the wind, while the par-three 17th sits atop a rocky cliff, where it is not unusual to have sea spray blow onto the small green. The par-four 18th is a striking closer, with a bite-off-what-you-dare forced carry over the Bay of Corales that can yield dramatic late changes to the scorecard.
There are plenty of other nicknamed stretches in the golf world, some better known than others. The last three holes of TPC Sawgrass, for example, are loosely known as #TheGauntlet, though the majority of everyday golfers are probably more focused on the island green 17th. There is also #TheCliffsofDoom comprised of a trio of par fours at Pebble Beach (8, 9, and 10), a scenic smorgasbord that golf writer Dan Jenkins once referred to as #AbaloneCorner as a play on Augusta Amen Corner.
So, whether three holes or otherwise, is there a favorite nicknamed stretch you have come across in your golf travels? The more obscure - or local legend - the better!
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