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No. 9 - Carolina Cherry Par 4, 460 Yards

2011 Eagles Birdies Pars Bogeys 2x Bogeys Other Avg Rank Pin Placement
0 15 66 17 1 0 4.040 11
0 15 62 22 0 0 4.071 11
0 7 35 7 0 0 4.000 12
0 7 39 2 1 0 3.939 12
Historical Average: 4.15  Historical Rank: T11        

The severely sloped green makes par a challenge. Accuracy off the tee is required, and approach shots that are short of the target often roll off the green.

1934 yardage: 420, par 4

Original Intent

"Under normal playing conditions a long drive straight down the middle of the fairway will give the best result, since the ball will reach a reasonably flat area and provide an open shot for at least half the green. The hole opens up more and more as the drive is played to the right, but the distance becomes increasingly longer."
--- Bobby Jones

Significant changes

- Tee moved back 25-30 yards, 2002

Did it work?

This hole still plays true to what Jones envisioned. The approach, if not properly judged, will spin off the false front and leave the golfer with an awkward chip.

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2011 Pin Placements

Carolina Cherry

Carolina Cherry - Prunus caroliniana

- Flowering evergreen tree - Fast-growing, with dense foliage
- Produces small white to cream flowers in fragrant 2-inch clusters from February to April
- Flowers are followed by black fruit.

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

Where and how the plant grows
- Native from North Carolina to Texas
- Can grow 25 to 40 feet high and 15 to 25 feet wide
- Shade tolerant
- Moist, well-drained soil
- High drought tolerance, once established
- Propagation by seeds or cuttings

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