A new tee can stretch this par 3 to 195 yards from the championship tees. A lot of birdies were yielded in 2001, and the hole did not undergo a lot of change with the redesign. The difficulty will be in holding a mid-iron approach shot to a wide green that is narrow from front to back. The change to firmer Bermuda greens could play a factor here depending where the hole is cut. The undulating green offers a number of difficult hole locations that will test even the best iron players. The quiet pond in front will not come into play, but the large steep faced bunker that guards the front of the green must be negotiated in order to get the ball close. Look for hole locations to favor the left side of the green during the week. If the hole is cut to the right side, putting from left to right is treacherous. Par is a good score, but any time a tour player can tee up his approach shot, there is a good chance for a birdie.
Hole descriptions provided by Rick Anderson, PGA Master Professional, Director of Golf, Atlanta Athletic Club.