You have crossed the road. This is where the Black will begin to show its teeth. Once known as "The Stable Hole" because there was a riding stable to the right of the out of bounds fence to the right of this fairway, the 15th will undoubtedly leave its mark. By far the most memorable hole on the course, although a tournament may not be won here, it could definitely be lost here.
This is 478 yards, uphill to a green that is completely fronted by two very deep bunkers, protecting the toughest green on the course.
There are no subtleties in this tee shot. Placement is of the essence here; just hit 350 yards down the middle and you are in heaven.
The ominous green perched atop the mountain looks every bit defying from the fairway as it does from the comfort of your car as you drive along Round Swamp Road. With a long iron, hybrid or 3 wood, depending on your strength and preference, the ball arrives on a relatively flat trajectory to a small, two-tiered green protected by a cavernous bunker in the front. Short approaches stay on the lower tier leaving a real three putt likelihood, long ones often hit and take off over the back and down the hill into the heavy, unmowed rough.
Second shots missed to the right of the green, could very well end up out of bounds. Par is an excellent score on this hole. A bogie for mosst mere mortals is a fait accompli.