Hole 14

Hole 14

Par 4 / Brown Tees: 376 / Blue Tees: 364 / Green Tees: 332 / Red Tees: 293

There is not a lot of length to this hole, and while I hate to brag, it sure has got a lot of character. It sets up left to right and the bunkering directs you down the left side of the fairway. The pine trees on your right are stately and define the hole beautifully. You know right off the bat that you want to hit your ball toward that bunker on the left side, which will give you a good shot to the green. The more your ball kind of sneaks off to the right, the better opening you’ll have.

The hole sets up left to right off the tee, then right to left to the green. That’s an old Donald Ross trait. From the tee, looking down at the first and second bunkers on the fairway and then those down by the green, you will notice that they all have a different look to them. The bunker on the left is severe enough to make you want to stay away from that side and indicates that the green sits right to left. It’s got plenty of severity to it. The cypress trees in this area have all been trimmed and mulched down, so you can find your ball should you whip it off over there to the left, but it is best to stay right. It’s not going to be the easiest shot in the world from the right side, but the variety of runoff is good. What we tried to do with the runoff on many of these holes is to give you a wide range of shots. This way you can run off the hill and back up again, giving you a real challenge.

-Pete Dye