A new elevated tee has added length to this hole, but tour players usually do well on the par 5s and the downhill tee shot makes it play shorter. A 300-yard drive that turns the dogleg left hole will definitely put a lot of players in 'go territory' for their second shot. From this distance, the approach shot is long and very demanding as water protects the right side of the green from 100 yards out. Anything short and right is going to be wet. A tee shot that does not turn the corner may leave a player with a tricky lay-up shot for their second. The landing area tightens considerably the closer you try to get to the green. Most lay-up shots will want to be well short of this lake so they leave a full shot for their third. The green is relatively small and shallow, especially on the right side. There are a number of challenging hole locations across the entirety of the green, with far right being the toughest. Distance control on the approach is the key for the best chance at birdie or eagle.
Hole descriptions provided by Rick Anderson, PGA Master Professional, Director of Golf, Atlanta Athletic Club.