Hole 8

Hole 8

Par 4 / Brown Tees: 404 / Blue Tees: 358 / Green Tees: 335 / Red Tees: 285

When you stand on the back tee here on the eighth hole, it seems as if you have no place to go, but as you move towards the forward tee, you’ll notice that the hole looks much wider and there’s plenty of room out there. It sets up a little left to right. After you’ve played this hole three or four times, it will begin to look more open. Hang on the left side and you’ll be okay.

Moving towards the green, notice how well the St. Augustine frames the hole. The cypress hammock on the right has been cleaned out considerably, so if you let one fly off to the right, you’ve got a good chance of finding your ball. You ought to have a short second shot on this hole, because the green is wide open in the front. There are a couple of bunkers on the left that guard the green and water behind, so stay right and you’ll be fine.

-Pete Dye