It’s only fitting that the first hole calls attention to the first of several favourite and noteworthy features at Roblin Golf and Country Club. The Purple Martin birdhouse rises (20) feet above the deep and marshy rough to the right of the tee box. The clubhouse and patio are a short putt to the left, meaning that you’ll sometimes have an audience for your tee shot. Hole number one is a par-4 whose fairway plays a snug, but straight, 360 yards. Keep a close eye on the left side out of bounds (yours wouldn’t be the first ball to be planted in Baranowski’s field.) Too far to the right, and you’re going to be tangled in trees. It’s not that rare to see longer hitters land all the way past the right side tree line in the meadow off of the second tee box. If that’s the case, start your search near the Lonely Pine.