A really nice and challenging par 4/5 that
brings the risk/reward gamble into play. It usually plays
downwind, so if you feel brave and trust your driving you may
want to cut the corner over the left fairway bunker, or even
further left, and leave yourself with a 130'ish or shorter second
shot. If you hook it into the canyon you are looking at a 6 right
in the face. Compromise and aim over the right side of that
bunker. If you carry it you'll have about 155 to the middle of
the green. Too far right off the tee and you'll have a very long
second to get home. Because the wind will take your ball towards
the right, the best approach is to aim at the entrance, in
between the greenside bunkers, and let the wind bring it in.
Behind the green there is a huge Torrey pine with protruding
roots everywhere. It's a nice place to sit down and have a beer,
but not to chip back into a green that slopes away from you.
Again, the break is towards the ocean, mostly (watch out for an
opposite break if the hole is cut right over the right bunker!).
Best miss: short, or over the left greenside bunker.
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