Hole number nine has become the nemesis of many a player. It’s the third of three doglegs at Roblin Golf and Country Club, all of which exact a heavy toll when not managed well. This hole presents a slight twist, however, as the dogleg bends right. In order to get around it, one may try to hit across the pond, providing the wind is right – and assuming that you can carry at least (260) yards. If so, chances are good that you’ll land near the green and maybe even have a putt for eagle. But mere mortals must attempt to hit straight down a rather narrow looking fairway. If driven far enough, the ball will reach the relative safety of the dogleg, aptly named Chicken Corner in honour of your decision to lay up. It is another storied and iconic feature of our course that has been ridiculed, reviled, and revered in equal measure. Chicken Corner offers proof that there is no sure-fire play from the tee box. Not when OB lurks all along the left side of the fairway, while the water hazard follows the inside of the hole almost to the green. Stories abound of golfers having the round of their life as they step onto the last tee, only to have their Titanic dreams of greatness sink before making it all the way across the pond. But if you do manage to par or even birdie nine, please accept our heartiest congratulations! It’s an impressive achievement that has earned you the right to celebrate with some refreshments on everybody’s favourite hole: the Nineteenth!