Hole 2

Hole 2

Hole two is a par-5 that dares you to reach the green in regulation. The Lonely Pine stands guard in the meadow to the left of the whites and blues, while marsh frames the tee box to the right, all the way up to the reds. From the back and middle tees, your shot needs to be at least (150) yards in order to carry the meadowy rough and the swale near the forward tees. Players do well to drive the base of the ridge down fairway. Long hitters are rewarded with much clearer sight lines toward the de-elevated green by putting their tee shot at or near the top of the ridge. But beware the island of poplars to the right up top, as well as the menacing row of spruce trees nestled closely to OB on the left. Chances are you’ll be playing a blind second shot from somewhere below the ridge and in front of Poplar Island, so try to stay to the middle or the right side of the fairway. If you go too far left over the ridge, your ball will most likely be flushed through the rough and out of bounds. In addition to these and other obstacles on the ground, prevailing winds will factor greatly into your ability to walk away from this hole unscathed. Doubles and snowmen are not uncommon scores on two.