Hell's Half Acre


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Noun1.Hell's Half Acre - a district in Manhattan formerly noted for its slums and vice
Manhattan - one of the five boroughs of New York City
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Search around the spoil islands all through the region and anywhere else that grass beds drop suddenly into deeper water, such as around the fingers along Rocky Channel in Pine Island Sound or around Hell's Half Acre east of Captiva Pass.
Features are a 607-yard par five, the 12th, which is known as Hell's Half Acre and a mighty closing hole, a 496-yard par four with out of bounds on the left, a row of trees if you play too safe to the right and a well-guarded green on which two putts can be an achievement.
It was founded around 1820 and is popularly thought that the original name was Hell's Half Acre, although this has not been documented.