Course Renovation in Progress

The Long 15th Hole

Jun 4, 13 • NewsComments OffRead More »

photo (3)The 15th hole will be a little more difficult the next time you see it. The championship tees will play at 235 yards, nearly 30 yards longer than the previous version. You can see the new tee box tucked into the woods above. It will be the longest par 3 on the course, 16 yards longer than the second hole.

Below is a diagram of the original 15th green from 1986:

15th holeThe strong mounding from the original green was reduced over the years, and the hole was shortened to 208 yards. The new green will also play like a Redan Hole, as you can see from the diagram below. The original Redan Hole in North Berwick, Scotland, played as a 192-yard par 3, but had similar features, with a deep bunker guarding the left side, and a front-to-back and right-to-left sloping gree

15poppyplanBelow is how the current green is shaping up:

IMG_6094 copyAnd here is a view from behind the green:

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