“A ‘valley of sin’ contour, which is reminiscent of the famous feature on the home hole at St. Andrews”
The 353-yard second hole is a sleeper on this highly dramatic layout. In contrast with the first, the bunkering is much more understated, but no less strategic. A lone, centerline pot bunker seems too small to hit from the tee, but is maddeningly adept at gobbling tee shots. In concert with the remainder of the layout, much of the strategy is dictated by the contours in and around the green complex. A ‘valley of sin’ contour, which is reminiscent of the famous feature on the home hole at St. Andrews, guards the left side of the green and complicates shots for golfers who choose the safe route to the left of the central bunker. Clever golfers will often find that the best way to negotiate the challenges of the bold and intricately detailed putting surface is by using its contours to play away from trouble and have the slope bring the ball around to the hole.