1934 yardage: 420, par 4
"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
- 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.
Recent photos from No. 9
2011 Pin Placements
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