This hole was tough to begin with and the redesign has strengthened it even more. This is a slight dogleg right that gives the appearance of offering very little landing area from the tee. Massive bunkers protect the left side up to 350 yards out and the right side up to 330 out. The fairway does open up but you have to drive it 330 to get there. Right off the tee is dead because the second shot will be out of thick rough and most likely blocked out. The ideal tee shot will be down the left center of the fairway, making sure to stay inside the bunker that borders the left side of the landing area. From here, a short-iron approach to the most severe green on the course must be negotiated. Large bunkers in the front will make a player be sure he has taken enough club to carry onto this elevated green. The toughest hole placements on the green will be left side behind the bunker and back left. Anything long here is extremely tough to get down in two as the green has a lot of slope from front to back and side to side.
Hole descriptions provided by Rick Anderson, PGA Master Professional, Director of Golf, Atlanta Athletic Club.