The par 4 9th hole brings the players back to the clubhouse on this classic Rees Jones design. Playing just 338 yards from the white tees, length is not the challenge here. The task is avoiding the sand off the tee and around the green. If players can do that they stand a chance to make a good score as they make the turn.
Driver is the call for all golfers off the tee. Trees run along side both sides of the fairway, but the fairway is pretty wide so they should not come into play. What does come into play is the fairway bunker that runs perpendicular to the fairway on the left side. The hole gets a whole lot harder for golfers that find that bunker.
The fairway does run uphill slightly to the green complex. So event though this is a shorter par 4 the approach shot will play longer than the yardage says and players need to pay attention to that when choosing a club. Not only do players have the uphill to consider they also need to be mindful of the large sand trap that are both left and right of the green.
Most golfers will have short irons or even wedges in hand for this approach. Short and right is bad as well as left and long due to the bunkers. The front right bunker had a sizable lip to navigate so….don’t go in there. Club selection is important. Be sure to clear the trap when hitting the approach.
Once on the putting surface, players will find that it is a nice sized green that is fairly flat and not overly difficult to putt. A couple of good confident stroke should provide a par for players.
All in all this is a great hole to finish the front nine with. To make a tee time to get out and play click on the Tee Times tab at the top of the page or call the golf shop at 843.449.5217 and one of the friendly golf shop staff will be happy to help.