“Two massive tees, which stretch out perpendicular to the line of play, add endless variety to the hole”
While the first three holes ensure that players new to the layout are aware that they have encountered a highly unique golf course, the fourth hole, aptly known as “King,” obliterates the mold for par 3 construction. The hole itself is named after the late local golfing legend, King Oehmig, who played a major role in the development of the course. Upon King’s suggestion that a Himalayas hole be constructed, Rob Collins found the perfect spot on the property to create a version of the original classic, the fifth at Prestwick. While this outrageous and endlessly entertaining hole, which can play from 90 to 200+ yards, borrows characteristics from the original and the 10th at Friar’s Head, it manages to boldly present its own distinct challenge to golfers. Two massive tees, which stretch out perpendicular to the line of play, add endless variety to the hole, as the angle of play, degree of visibility, and distance can vary daily depending upon the placement of the tee marker. When the serpentine 20,000 square foot, heavily undulating green and its endless potential pin placements are added to the unique teeing ground, golfers are ensured that they will encounter a new look and shot-making dilemma each time around.