The starting hole begins a stretch of four long par fours that test your accuracy on the approach and around the greens. This slight dogleg right off the main tee requires more accuracy than distance to avoid trees left right and long. After finding the fairway the approach is into a green severely sloped from back left to front right. Finding the wrong side of the green will leave a difficult putt or chip if you want to save your par. The correct side will leave a very good look at birdie.
This is the longest par four on the course. Although downhill it requires a firm hit off the tee if the green is to be reached in two. This two level green provides two distinct challenges to the golfer. If the pin is on the upper portion safety is the key word in order to avoid big numbers. With trouble left and right, and out of bounds behind, short of the pin is the best place to be for par.
Although this is the shortest of the three 'long' par fours, it plays like the longest. The entire distance of the hole is uphill to a small three section green. The drive requires more distance than accuracy however as there is trouble down both the right and left sides. From there you face an uphill approach to this sectioned green. Finding the right section is of utmost importance as the right section leads to a very manageable putt, the wrong may bring a three putt into the equation.
The last of the opening par fours, the fourth hole requires an accurate tee shot into a sloping fairway with trouble on the left and right sides. After finding the fairway the challenge only gets harder, the fourth may be the hardest green on the course to hit. The huge false front will eat up any approach shot short of the pin and leave a difficult up and down, as well as the false front the left and right sides are guarded by two large shrubs to catch errant shots, and long is out of bounds.
This short par five starts with an uphill tee shot that is more about accuracy than length. After negotiating the pines to the left and right off the tee, the player is left with a choice to attack this tiny green or play safe and hit short. The green slopes severely right to left leaving anyone who bails out to the right with a difficult pitch into the green. Hole five provides some much needed relief from the grind of holes one through four.
The front tee box is a modest 157yds to this crowned three section green. With bunkers on the left and trees right accuacy plays a big role in making par on this hole. Using a long iron or fairway wood the player must somehow avoid the bunkers and trees. Once on this green the section the golfer plays from will have a huge influence on the score. Find the right section and a short make-able putt is in the cards.
Hole Seven is the shortest par four on the course and is the easiest par four to birdie. On the right is a large grove of oaks to catch errant shots. Longer hitters may choose driver on this hole in order to increase the chance at birdie, but an errant shot will all but eliminate that possibility. Short is not an option on this hole but out of bounds long and mounds left make hitting a good shot a must. Take a close look at the green. it isn't as flat as it may seem.
This short par four is a classic risk reward type hole. Long hitters can try to 'cut the corner' or hook it around off the tee, but this dogleg left has plenty of defenses against aggressive play. The hazards left and right and large trees dividing this split fairway provide plenty of obstacles for the over eager golfer. Eight green appears to slope back to front inviting pin attacks, however don't be fooled, the green is actually crowned and falls away on the sides and back.
This finishing hole will provide a true test of nerves for a player of any caliber. The long carry uphill over the hazard followed by the large bunker protecting the front of the green, means a bail-out right is necessary for shorter hitters. The longer hitters can take a shot for this narrow green with a long iron or hybrid, being wary of the trees guarding the left side and out of bounds behind and left of the green. A precise shot is needed to avoid a trip back to the tee hitting three.