HOLE No. 2par 4 470 yards
A BLIND TEE SHOT to a generous fairway starts this long hole that plays shorter than its measured distance. A bunker to the left, about 150 yards from the tee, frames the shot; a smaller bunker, opposite it on the right, does not appear on Ross’s drawing but was there for many years. Once across the fairway ridge, the hole runs downhill to a wide green opening that will accept a run-up to most pin locations. A bunker with a four-foot high ridged face, about fifty yards short of the green, guards the approach from the left side.

In Ross’s time, fairways were more likely seventy-five yards wide rather than today’s thirty or forty. Such latitude suited a hole like this one, giving the player room to swing freely, while rewarding those who mix power and precision with a more open approach shot.

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Ross_02Field Sketch by Donald Ross