Hole 17

Hole 17

Par 3 / Brown Tees: 240 / Blue Tees: 200 / Green Tees: 161 / Red Tees: 124

Everybody says that there should never be two hard par threes on any golf course; however, this is not the case on the back nine here. As you look from tee to green, the scenery is breath-taking—the lake, the bulkheading, the cypress trees—all are truly spectacular. You’ve got all the length in the world here—probably more than you need. The tee area must be 10,000-square feet—I mean it’s enormous! So whomever you’re playing with, don’t let him put you on the wrong tee. If you want to lose a ball, just go on back to the championship tee, but from the back or middle tees, it is truly a wonderful shot. It sets in there left to right, so if you get over that little pot bunker in front of the green, you’ll be okay.

And then there’s the bunkering on the left side, which really sets off the green. If you get in the one midway on the left side of the green, it’s got enough bank to give you a little test, especially if you’re shooting back towards the water. The green is big for this long par three, and there will be a few bogeys on this hole—maybe even a couple of doubles, but after a while you’re going to roll one up there and get a deuce.

-Pete Dye