Our ninth hole, a hybrid of two of the most iconic par three designs in the world, the "short" and the "redan."
On a golf course intended to sustain and promote the superior form of golf, match play, it was of paramount importance to end the round with a bold, strategic, and highly visual flourish. How to accomplish such lofty goals on a site that would only yield a short par 3 finish of only 90-140 yards?
The flamboyant answer to this question is our ninth hole, a hybrid of two of the most iconic par three designs in the world, the ‘short’ and the ‘redan’. Nowhere else on earth is there a green that captures the soul of these seemingly divergent design templates in one hole. Depending upon the tee and pin location, the hole can play within either style or as a hybrid.
On a course full of extreme, but highly playable features, the ninth stands alone as a bold and singular test of one’s mettle to stand on the tee, with a match on the line, and hit the shot necessary to achieve success. The green, through intensive site work, maintains its playability in spite of a ten (10’) foot fall from its highest to lowest point.
Brilliant shots to the far left pin may avoid the highly artistic, but intimidating, front and back bunkers by utilizing the slope to carry the ball along the ground for roll of over 120’. As if this dramatic shaping was not enough, the hole is cut directly underneath the amphitheater-like clubhouse setting, an area from which friends will watch friends succeed or fail on the final shot on our remarkably distinctive layout.