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No. 1 - Tea Olive Par 4, 445 Yards

2011 Eagles Birdies Pars Bogeys 2x Bogeys Other Avg Rank Pin Placement
 R1
1 4 68 24 2 0 4.222 4
 R2
0 6 66 26 1 0 4.222 5
 R3
0 2 30 16 1 0 4.327 1
 R4
0 2 35 10 2 0 4.245 3
2010 Average: 4.219  Historical Average: 4.23  Historical Rank: T6


Description:
The slight dogleg right is not the easiest tee shot golfers will face. Carrying the fairway bunker will require a drive of 300 yards, and shorter hitters will face an uphill shot to the undulating green.

1934 yardage: 400, par 4


Original Intent

"A drive that is long and straight ... will be in a favorable position for the second. It is difficult to obtain par figures from any other position."
--- Alister Mackenzie, from the first Masters program


Significant changes

- Fairway bunker adjusted, 2006

- Trees added to left side of fairway, 2006

- Tee moved back 15-20 yards, 2006

- Back of tee reduced 7 yards and scorecard changed to 445 yards, 2009


Did it work?

Players get the message early that the course is no pushover. It will take a blast of more than 300 yards to clear the fairway bunker. Bailing out on the left side is no longer an option with more trees planted in that area.


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2011 Pin Placements


Tea Olive

Tea Olive - Osmanthus fragrans

- Evergreen, can be pruned into a tree or bush
Tiny white fragrant flowers bloom October to March.

Spot it on the course
- It's to the right of the fairway and rear of the green on No. 1.

Hole story
- No. 1 was first named Cherokee Rose for Georgia's state flower.

Where and how the plant grows
- Native to eastern Asia
- Grows slowly but can reach 30 feet high and 20 feet wide
- Full to partial sun - Acidic, well-drained soil
- Moderately drought tolerant, once established - Propagation by cuttings

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