HOLE No. 4par 3 223 yards
UPHILL SHOTS of more than 200 yards might well have called for a driver in the 1930s—for the handicap player if not the pro. The bunkers short of the green must be avoided; a large bunker to the right of the green, not on Ross’s sketch, was removed in the late 1990s. The putting surface has multiple contours to navigate if the player and pin are in different quadrants.

Until the 1950s, the far right side of this hole abutted Ferncliff, a public golf course. One player went out with a new caddy, hit the ball way right past the few trees that divided the courses, saw a green in the distance, and played to it. He continued his round and ended up at the Ferncliff clubhouse, where they noticed he had no day pass on his bag. Pro shop personnel called Mountain Ridge to come and get him.

Ross_04Field Sketch by Donald Ross