Hole 17 (Par 4)

New Green Flyover

Tom Doak’s Proposal

Back-tracking a bit off the 16th green, toward today’s 14th tees, the new 17th will be a short par-4 doglegging left toward the sea, with its green sitting on the ridge where the present back tee for the 18th resides now. We visualize the new green as a narrow target along the ridge with the deep hollow down toward the 1st green along its left flank, so that it will be quite dangerous to take the direct line to the green instead of playing safely away to the right into the current 15th fairway hole that immediately precedes it, but it can be turned into a difficult hole if the green site is raised a bit and the recoveries from left and right are not so easy.

Hole 17 (Par 4)