Were it not for its ruggedness, hole sixteen would be an almost perfect mirror image of the benevolent fourteenth. However, the tees are staggered at an acute angle to the fairway. The back tee may lure better golfers into taking on the demanding shot over the corner of the rough, but anything too far left might wind up in a thickly forested drop. Despite the risks, with an easterly wind and a good strike, it is possible to fly over the hazard and land on the large green. Further challenges await in the form of twin ponds lying on the left of the fairway.
The sixteenth hole is an excellent example of the risk and reward philosophy that typifies many of Olivewood’s holes.