Blue Course, Hole 13
373 yard par 4. The beginning of a stretch of four holes that are carved out of the surrounding woods, number 13 is a short, tight dogleg right with densely packed trees on both sides. A left fairway bunker marks the apex of the dogleg. A railroad-tie lined bunker and a large oak tree protects the front of the steeply elevated green. The green is small and relatively flat with a pronounced bank on the right.
Tips from the Pro.
Unless you are a short hitter, put away your driver on this hole. Your target off the tee is the crest of the hill about twenty yards beyond the 150-yard marker. The window for an approach with a good look at the green is narrow. If your drive is short of the 150-yard marker, the trees on the left side of the fairway come into play. If your ball rolls to the bottom of the hill, you will face an extremely intimidating shot over a large oak tree to the elevated green. Many a golfer has failed to carry that tree with their approach and watched their ball carom into the front bunker, from the bottom of which, this pin is not visible. If your drive carries too far to avoid the tree, a viable second shot strategy is play your approach off the bank to the right of the green. The green slopes a little more to the left than it appears.