The best way to describe a good fairway bunker shot is one that gets out and travels to a safer spot. Trying to be a hero or hitting a perfect shot isn’t a great goal. I always like to pick and order of how to play these shots.
1- Can I get this club over the lip?
2- Will this club cover any bunkers or hazards in line with the green?
3-Will a slightly thin shot be better than fat?
Once these questions are answer pick the appropriate shot and trust your decision.