“variety of possible outcomes and shot-making scenarios”

The broad swath of the par 5 first hole stretches out beneath the tee complex, which is benched into the hillside near the clubhouse. This visually stunning hole introduces players to many of the larger themes of the golf course, as strategic options, tightly mown turf, the absence of rough, and artistically inspired construction set the tone for the remainder of the round. The reverse redan, punchbowl green complex, which is guarded by a massive bunker lined with railway sleepers, presents golfers with an infinite variety of possible outcomes and shot-making scenarios. These indelible characteristics conspire to create a unique sense of place and a level of texture uncommon to all but a few layouts.