Hole 7 – Western Bend
Hole 7 is a dogleg right par 4 with two fairway bunkers on the inside corner that challenges the long hitters who can gain a significant advantage if successful in carrying them. The safer route to the left of the bunkers can also catch the unwary– if the drive is too far left, large trees block the approach to the green. The heavily contoured green demands precise distance control on the approach shot if a birdie is to be had. Wayward approaches are punished by a precipitous fall-off on the right and the two bunkers that guard the left. The front right quadrant of the green is bowl shaped, collecting shots that fall short of higher pin locations and resulting in steep uphill approach putts. A pin located on the lower level offers welcome relief however – and a good birdie opportunity.