This straightaway hole plays at medium difficulty but may be another good birdie opportunity on the front nine. The ideal tee shot will favor the left center of the fairway with a little left-to-right shape. Bunkers protect the landing area on the right from 270-340 yards out. A series of trees protect the left side of the narrowest fairway on the course at 22 yards wide. Care must be taken not to drive the ball too far left. If the tee stays back at 425, most players will lay up short of the pond located left front of the green and have a short iron in. However, things could get interesting if the yardage is moved to a forward tee at 295. This would be a drivable par 4 and may tempt a number of players with a huge risk-reward option. Anything left and short of the green is wet as the tight zoysia grass bank will funnel all balls to the water. Accuracy and proper distance control are extremely important on this hole.
Hole descriptions provided by Rick Anderson, PGA Master Professional, Director of Golf, Atlanta Athletic Club.