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No. 18 - Holly Par 4, 465 yards

2011 Eagles Birdies Pars Bogeys 2x Bogeys Other Avg Rank Pin Placement
0 14 50 31 4 0 4.253 3
0 23 56 17 3 0 4.000 13
0 4 30 15 0 0 4.224 4
0 8 31 9 1 0 4.061 9
Historical Average: 4.23  Historical Rank: T6        

The closing hole has become a 465-yard challenge with the extension of the tee in 2002. An accurate drive is a must, and an expanded bunker complex requires a clout of 335 yards to carry. Trees to the left of the bunkers prevent a bailout on that side, and the elevated green is guarded by bunkers.

1934 yardage: 420, par 4

Original Intent

"The front area of this green is nicely molded to receive a pitch and provide a good putt for a birdie when the hole is cut here. Yet a ball driven to the left side of the fairway safely away from the trees must be pitched quite closely over the guarding bunker."
--- Bobby Jones

Significant changes

- Double bunker constructed left of fairway landing area, 1967

- Tee moved back 55-60 yards and moved to the golfer's right five yards, 2002

- Bunker complex adjusted, 2002

Did it work?

Yes. The closing hole is no longer a cream puff finish. Although big hitters can still reach it with a short iron, the tee shot is now one of the most demanding on the course and bailing out left is not an option.

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2011 Pin Placements


Holly I-ex

- Deciduous, flowering tree
- Dioecious evergreen tree with spiny, dull green leaves
- From March to June, male and female bear inconspicuous green or white flowers.
- Female yields bright red poisonous berries in winter, if male is also present.

Spot it on the course
- Holly grows right of the 18th tee and on both sides of the fairway.

Where and how the plant grows
- Grows to 35 to 50 feet high and 15 to 25 feet wide
- Shade tolerant
- Moist, well-drained, acidic, sandy soil
- High drought tolerance
- Propagation by cuttings

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