HOLE No. 16par 3 180 yards
THE SHORTEST PAR-THREE on the course has always required a short-iron over water to a large and undulating green. Until the 1960s, three bunkers guarded the green at front left, front right, and on the side to the right. Additional bunkers left the increasingly rounded putting surface surrounded by parentheses of sand. The original green was over 110 feet from side to side. Much of that width has been restored by Prichard, who took out the extraneous bunkers and added a chipping area on the left side. “Chipping areas are not necessarily characteristic of Ross’s time,” Prichard said, “but the courses in Scotland that influenced him had the equivalent of chipping areas all over because of the tight fescue turf. So I feel it’s appropriate in that sense.”

Ross_16Field Sketch by Donald Ross