No. 18 at Bulle Rock shows architect Pete Dye at his most diabolical. “It’s very reminiscent of the 18th hole at the TPC Sawgrass,” says general manager and director of golf Rick Rounsaville. “It has a very intimidating view from the tee, since water guards the full length of the hole to the left and continues around the back of the green. From the edge of the fairway, the ground drops sharply to the water. This par 4 measures 485 from the Black Tees, so length is a big factor. Hitting the fairway is key with the water on the left and tough rough on the right. The second shot is usually longer—the fairway narrows near the green, and the water is right up against the green and the fairway in front. The green is undulating and slopes hard from right to left on the right side. It is a fitting end to a course that impresses from start to finish.”
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