This hole was added to the layout around 1910. It is a classic hole in terms of strategy and aesthetic appeal. A par 5 for ladies, the green was designed with aggressive and varying slopes necessary to challenge a fairway wood or long iron for a player’s second shot or a wedge on the third shot. The back right corner of the green offers a tournament cupping area and a more strategic relationship with the adjacent bunker. This hole also offers a bump and run area into the demanding green.
This fairway is bisected by a creek at approximately 235 yards, depending on tee box. A lay up will call for a mid to long iron approach. A large drive to carry the creek offers a short iron to a challenging green. The prevailing summer wind helps with this strategy.
Strategically placed, these larger and deeper bunkers make for a challenging escape if you find one of them. A run up area and false front between is the best case scenario if you are unable to reach the green.
This green slopes hard from back right to front left. A pin in the back right corner is challenging as it promotes an exciting shot that makes you pay attention to a fairway run off area, the prairie grass area on the right side of the hole and a deep fronting bunker.