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A par-four requires two shots to reach the green, but the 9th hole at Royal County Down requires two great ones. The blind drive is framed by the mountains of Mourne and the spires of Newcastle. A small, white directional stake is the only clue as to where the hole leads and the fairway, bordered by gorse, is 100 feet below. The green is guarded by a dune and only a perfectly executed shot has any chance of success. A Perfect Four Best of the World

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