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No. 16 - Redbud Par 3, 170 yards

2011 Eagles Birdies Pars Bogeys 2x Bogeys Other Avg Rank Pin Placement
0 21 57 20 1 0 3.010 12
0 10 66 22 1 0 3.141 7
0 9 31 7 2 0 3.041 11
0 9 26 12 2 0 3.143 5
Historical Average: 3.16  Historical Rank: 9        

This par-3 requires anything from a short- to medium-iron shot. The green is the holes main defense; being below the hole is a must. The back bunker and a pond on the left also pose hazards.

1934 yardage: 145, par 3

Original Intent

"The tee shot to this hole will be played by the tournament players with a number 2-, 3- or 4-iron, depending upon the wind."
--- Bobby Jones

Significant changes

- Stream in front of green transformed into a pond, 1947

Did it work?

The pond rarely comes into play, and players rarely use long irons on this hole. Tiger Woods hit 8-iron long in 2005 before his dramatic chip-in. Again, getting the tee shot on the same level with the hole is the most important task.

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2011 Pin Placements


Redbud Cercis canadensis

- Deciduous flowering tree
- Blooms March to May; clusters of small orchid-pink blooms before new heart-shaped leaves appear; followed by long seed pods
- Called Judas tree based on myth that Judas Iscariot hanged himself on the related Cercis siliquastrum

Spot it on the course
- It grows behind the 16th tee, left of the pond and right of the fairway cut.

Where and how the plant grows
- Native to Eastern U.S.
- Grows 20 to 30 feet high and 15 to 25 feet wide
- Full sun to shade (in Southern zones)
- Moist, well-drained, fertile soil
- High drought tolerance
- Propagation by seed

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