Olivewood’s signature hole fifteen is sure to remain in a golfer’s memory long after the round is over. The tee and green are on opposite slopes of a formidable, forested ravine, leaving one option for the tee shot – clear it or take another ball.
As a concession to the difficulty, the seniors’ and ladies’ tees push up closer to the edge of the drop, reducing the length of the first shot. The bunkers on the steep banks leading up to the green might be a hazard but they will also stop a mishit ball from winding its way down the hill into the stream.
Driving down the cart path, and over the stream the hole sheds its fierceness. It is quiet, windless and cool, with an archway of trees shading the bridge that crosses the stream and connects tee to green.