Always a dramatic hole from the tees, improvements were mostly centered on the green on this short par 4. The tees were expanded and adjusted for better visibility down the hole as well as the addition of new set-up options. The forward tees were repositioned farther down the slope allowing those players a better chance of carrying the rise in the fairway on their drive. A portion of the right fairway bunker on the far right was filled in and the floor of the small left fairway bunker was raised slightly. The new green embraces aspects of the classic “Biarritz” template design concept which incorporates a trough that runs across the surface. This divides the green into two distinct areas that fairly challenges golfers on the short approach as well as their putting. Each section of the surface pitches back to front with the trough below each. Again, the green is open across the front allowing a run-up approach and golfers the ability to avoid the flanking bunkers.
Playing tips– The new green design rewards drives to the center of the fairway. And oh, avoid the bunkers.