HOLE No. 9par 5 501 yards
ANOTHER PAR FOUR-AND-A-HALF with ample room off the tee; there was a small bunker on the left side until the 1970s, closer to the tee than the one built in the 2000s. Fescue left will catch a wayward hook. The hill on the right side about 130 yards from the green, with two bunkers set in it, dictates the second shot: fly past it up the right side and the slope will feed the ball left to the green. Shorter hitters must play carefully into the bottleneck left of the hill, then face a blind approach to a green perched well above them.

Ross recognized a natural saucer at the top of the hill where he placed the green. The fairway bleeds smoothly into the front of the putting surface, but the slope is steep and shots hit short will roll several yards back down. A chipping area left of the green replaced a bunker that got little play.

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Ross_09Field Sketch by Donald Ross