The Fifteenth

The Fifteenth
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The Fifteenth: A short driveable par four, prevailing wind behind, designed to test character and mettle. Again sided by the river on the right, this very narrow fairway has a pond on the left and stream behind the green. The usual practice is to play a long iron off the tee over a small inlet in the river to a smallish but attainable landing area, followed by a short iron approach into a very narrow and very deep green. The brave (and often foolhardy or desperate) will drive the green but even the slightest miss-hit leads to a watery grave. The green is deceptive in its length and pinpoint short iron judgment is critical here. Birdies are on the cards for accuracy, with anything errant punished. The ultimate risk reward hole.