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No. 3 - Flowering Peach Par 4, 350 yards

2011 Eagles Birdies Pars Bogeys 2x Bogeys Other Avg Rank Pin Placement
0 24 66 9 0 0 3.848 13
0 19 62 16 2 0 4.010 12
0 18 30 1 0 0 3.653 16
1 8 33 7 0 0 3.939 11
Historical Average: 4.10  Historical Rank: 14        

Most players opt for position off the tee with a long iron or a fairway wood. The small green, which slopes from right to left, is not entirely visible from the fairway.

1934 yardage: 350, par 4

Original Intent

"The left hand side of the green is very narrow; whereas the right side is broad. It is easy for anyone to reach the wide portion of the green with their second shot but difficult to reach the narrow end where the pin will usually be placed."
--- Alister Mackenzie

Significant changes

- Fairway bunker complex built, 1982

Did it work?

The bunker rarely comes into play, although Jeff Maggert ran into trouble here in 2003. The shortest par-4 on the course tempts the big hitters to use a driver, but the devilish green is the key on this classic short hole. A well-placed approach is a must here to avoid a three-putt.

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2011 Pin Placements

Flowering Peach

Flowering Peach - Prunus persica

- Deciduous, flowering tree
- Single, semidouble and double blooms in late March to early April
- 11/2-inch flowers in shades of white, pink and red appear before new leaves unfold

Spot it on the course
- It grows to the right of the third fairway.

Where and how the plant grows
- Native to China
- Can grow 25 feet high and wide
- Full sun
- Well-drained, moist, slightly acidic soil; nitrogen is essential
- Moderately drought tolerant
- Susceptible to damage by late spring frosts or extreme winters
- Propagation by cuttings or grafting

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