1934 yardage: 500, par 5
"(The green) is completely visible for the third shot and a player who is sufficiently long to get up in two will be able to define the position of the green owing to the size of the surrounding hillock."
--- Alister Mackenzie
- Tee moved back 15-20 yards and shifted 10 yards to golfer's right, 2002
- Fairway bunker reshaped and nearly doubled in size, 2002
Did it work?
Like No. 2, this hole is still easily reached in two shots. The enlarged fairway bunker punishes wayward drives, but birdie is still expected here by the players.
Recent photos from No. 8
2011 Pin Placements
Yellow Jasmine - Gelsemium sempervirens
- Flowering semi-evergreen vine
- Produces 11/2-inch bright yellow trumpet flowers during first warm period in February; can bloom briefly in early fall
Spot it on the course
- It grows just short of the eighth green, on the left.
Where and how the plant grows
- Native to Southeastern U.S.; state flower of South Carolina
- Slow-growing; can climb to 20 feet high
- Sun to partial shade
- Moist soil
- High drought tolerance
- Propagation by seeds or cuttings
- "Pride of Augusta" is a double-flowering form