Definitely one of the best holes on the golf course and the redesign has made it more difficult. A new tee has been added to this dogleg left, which now requires a tee shot to carry 280 yards if you take it over the corner of the water to reach the ideal landing area. From the back tee, bunkers are positioned at 307-357 yards out protecting the right corner of the dogleg. Those choosing to play it safe can take the water and bunkers out of play but will lengthen the hole considerably. The ideal tee shot draws right to left off the right side bunkers in order to hug the left side of the fairway and shorten the second shot. Water and sand can come into play for any approach shot that lands short or left of the green. No. 8 has a number of tough hole locations to challenge the player's approach shot. The tendency is to hit plenty of club on this uphill shot, but over the green is dead and downhill putts on this slick green can be treacherous.
Hole descriptions provided by Rick Anderson, PGA Master Professional, Director of Golf, Atlanta Athletic Club.