Sunday, January 20, 2008

The 17th Hole - Controversy Already

To date there are only two of us that have studied the hole in great detail. So far there is one vote for it being a par 4 and one vote for it being a par 5. The USGA's yardage guidelines put the 17th hole in a par 4 catagory, but so far it is more accurately described as a par 4 1/2 that plays into the prevailing wind. The par 4 13th is actually a fair bit longer, but it plays down wind and it doesn't have a creek all along the left side of the hole.

The image above is the same one from last week, except it is rotated 180 degrees.

The members tee shot is reall cool. It plays over the 16th green and across the creek. The clearing and natural land forms are similar to the previous hole. There are a pair of small bunker that will interfere with a not well struck 2nd shot. But there is pleanty of room to run the ball on the green.

I'm looking forward to seeing how the scorecard looks in a few years -- as for now it is a par 71.

Earlier Holes Featured: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 -11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16.

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