1934 yardage: 485, par 5
"It is not only an interesting three-shot hole, as one will be maneuvering for position from the tee shot onwards, but also a magnificent two-shot hole, as a skillful and courageous player will, aided by a large hillock to the right, be able to pull his second shot around to the green. A pond in front of the green provides the penalty for the long player who fails to make a perfect second shot."
--- Alister Mackenzie
- Pond in front of green enlarged, 1961
- Tee moved back 25-30 yards, 2006
- Tee shifted about 20 yards to golfer's left, 2006
Did it work?
The easiest hole on the golf course still yields plenty of birdies and a few eagles. Wayward drives are now punished by the trees on the right.
Recent photos from No. 15
2011 Pin Placements
Firethorn - Pyracantha koidzumii
- Large, thorny evergreen shrub is a member of the rose family.
- Creamy white April blooms are small and plain but profuse.
- Yields thick clusters of orange berries in summer to early winter Spot it on the course.
Spot it on the course
- It grows left of the 15th fairway.
- No. 15 was once named Spanish Dagger.
Where and how the plant grows
- Grows fast; can reach 8 to 12 feet high
- Full sun
- Well-drained soil
- High drought tolerance
- Propagation by cuttings
- Plant in low-traffic area to avoid contact with thorns.