442 yards, Par 4
Your journey around one of Pete Dye's greatest works begins here! The key to enjoying the Pete Dye Course at French Lick is to select the set of tees that best suit your game. We recommend that no one attempt the Gold Tees unless your handicap is 5 or less; Black Tees 10 or less; Blue tees 15 or less; White tees 25 or less; all others play the forward tees. This opening hole requires a right-center tee shot just inside the three large fairway bunkers. The proper approach favors the right side of the green where there is plenty bailout area.