This is a narrow, long, uphill par 4 that will play tougher than last time. The back tee has been lengthened by 35 yards. Bunkers have been added to protect the right side of the tee shot landing area from 315-360 yards out. Players will tend to favor the left side off the tee, but the fairway quickly runs out, and from this position the player will be blocked out by trees for an approach to a left side hole location. A driver off the tee is probably necessary but some may opt for a fairway wood off the tee to keep it in play. The players who hit the driver will need to thread the needle as the landing area tightens the further you drive it. A perfectly placed tee shot will still leave a difficult uphill short iron second to a green that will be mostly blind. The player will be able to see the flag but not the putting surface. Club selection will be critical as players will want to make sure to carry the ball up but still stay below the hole. A difficult green that is very fast from back to front.
Hole descriptions provided by Rick Anderson, PGA Master Professional, Director of Golf, Atlanta Athletic Club.