Course Tour

HOLE #1

PAR: 4 | HANDICAP: 8 (White); 2 (Blue); 7 (Red)
  • 396
  • 381
  • 338
  • 332
  • 316

Written from the Perspective of the White Tee Player

The opening hole, a 338-yard Par 4 Dogleg Left, offers a stern test right out of the gate. Typical of many holes to follow, Number One has a sloping fairway, several bunkers, a steep, heavily roughed bank, and a fast, undulating green.

The dogleg must be respected and requires a precise tee shot. The fairway bends around a steep drop-off on the left rough with the dogleg guarded by a tall sycamore tree and a deep bunker on the left side.

The ideal tee ball is a slight draw following the contour of the fairway. But too much draw will put you over the hill, behind the tree, or in the bunker -- making it nearly impossible to hit the green in regulation.

A straight tee shot of more than 215 yards from the White Tee – 255 from the Blue -- will overshoot the fairway and find the thick rough. Longer hitters should use something other than a driver, unless they can hit a precise draw.

The approach shot is played to a green that slopes severely back to front and right to left. When the green speed is up, it is imperative to keep the approach under the hole. When the pin is in the front quadrant of the green, it is better to stay short for an uphill chip.

A par on the starting hole is a major accomplishment and will build confidence for playing the rest of the course.

Overview

Course Blue White Gold Red Green
Rating 73.6 71.4 68.5 72.9 68.5
Slope 140 133 128 128 124