Hole 9

Hole # 9

The ninth hole is a par 5 that ranks hardest on the course, but may provide a birdie or even eagle opportunity for long hitters. This begins a stretch of holes (9 thru 12, known locally as “Timbers Amen Corner) that are the heart of the golf course. If you play these holes well then you have a made it through the most difficult part of the course. This narrow fairway is surrounded by out of bounds on all sides, bunkers to the right, and unforgiving mounds that lead to a lateral hazard on the left. Long hitters may be able to reach the woods at the end of the first fairway, so driver may not be the best play. If you negotiate the tee shot you still have plenty of challenge ahead. The fairway that you are hitting your next shot to is separated by rough and is elevated by about 20 feet. On your second shot you still have to negotiate a steep drop off to the left of the fairway that leads to a lateral hazard. A third shot for shorter hitters will be a 100-150 yard iron/wedge through a windy corridor of the course to a large green. This green is long, narrow, and slopes from front to back.