7. Royal Portrush Golf Club (Dunluce)

Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

No. 14, 210 yards
Native son Rory McIlroy probably never trembles on the tee of Calamity Corner, this dangerous par three’s nickname, but everyone else does. The hole plays uphill to an exposed green swept by fiendish crosswinds. On the left are hillocks of thick, clotted rough. To the right is a slicer’s graveyard: a 75-foot-deep chasm choked with knee-high vegetation. This yawning maw quickly devours any shot with even a hint of left-to-right spin. Recovery from this pit of perdition is fruitless. Mark an ‘x’ and move on.

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