Hole No. 1 is a deceptive par 4 with a slight dogleg to the left. From the tee, the first appears mostly tame; however, the approach to the green is very challenging with two greenside bunkers, one front-right and one back-left as well as a severe grass swale that collects any ball that is short or left of the green. The bunker to the front-right of the green is a visually intimidating sight for approach shots, while the left bunker is positioned to gobble up errant shots to the back portion of the green.
-- Hole description by Keith Reese, PGA Head Golf Professional, Valhalla Golf Club