Blue Course, Hole 4
375 yard par 4. A short, dogleg right par 4 played from an elevated tee. Tee shots must carry a small ravine that runs from the left of the tee box across the fairway to the right edge of the rough. The carry required increases substantially if you play the blue tees and includes an area of tall grass and trees on the left. The modest-sized green is guarded by bunkers to the left, and in back, it slopes slightly back-to-front.
Tips from the Pro
The tee shot, which looks intimidating from the blue tees, is perfectly suited for a Ben Hogan-power-fade. With this shot, aim for the right edge of the fairway and youâ€™ll land the ball a short chip from the green. You can achieve a similar result by â€œcutting the cornerâ€ with a long straight drive. Beware of the spruce trees that dominate the right rough, however, as they are quite penal. Non-faders and the risk averse can play to the middle of the fairway, which will yield a 150-yard approach. The green has a pronounced hump in the middle, so play your approach on the hole-side of this feature to avoid an up and down putt.