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The eighth hole provides a respite for the first nine holes, which circumscribe the perimeter of the course. Two large mounds in the landing area—the first being larger than the second—are topped with very deep, thick rough, giving golfers two driving options. In the days before a proper irrigation system was installed, most golfers played it either to the left or the right of the mounds. It is a very strategic hole—a stout tee shot to the left side of the bifurcated fairway brings into play a large, deep bunker on the second shot. A tee shot down the more-difficult-to-hit right side of the fairway is risky, as out-of-bounds lurks a scant 10 yards away, but provides a more direct route to the green. Most putts on this fairly flat green are straight, but if there is a break, local knowledge holds that putts typically break toward Griffen Avenue. With a good tee shot here, a birdie is a distinct possibility.
 
PAR
4
 
HANDICAP
Men13
Women13
 
TEES
359
335
318
308
278