“The diagonal of the tee shot and green setting, with a far left pin that dangles over the lake, create a wonderful strategic scenario...”
One of the most enjoyable aspects to one’s round on the course is the natural ebb and flow of the routing. After playing the reachable fifth hole, players are confronted with a 460-yard cape hole, which is the longest par four on the course. The diagonal of the tee shot and green setting, with a far left pin that dangles over the edge of the lake, create a wonderful strategic scenario where players will have the option to attempt an all-or-nothing heroic carry on their approach. For the first time on the course, the players are not asked to deal with any fairway bunkering. Instead, the simple, but effective strategy of the water left and an expansive, 80-yard wide fairway to the right create the challenge, interest, and visual drama on the tee shot. The right-front side of the green is also open, and the uniquely angled putting surface is highly receptive to run-up shots for players who choose to avoid the water on the approach. The most cleverly played shots along the ground also have the opportunity to take advantage of a strong central roll in the green, which can help re-direct balls toward the more difficult to access left-hand pins. For a course that is beautifully arranged for match play, the sixth hole, with its heroic characteristics, will play a central role in determining the outcome of many matches.