The first of three par 5's on the course, the 4th hole will yield birdies to three well placed and well played shots. Anything else makes the hole a struggle.
The tee shot is hit into a fairway that slopes up to the right, falling down on the left towards a gaping fairway bunker set somo 250 yards from the tee, only reachable by those with a mighty driver. Trees on the right in addition to the rough, add nothing but trouble to this hole.
If the tee shot has been hit smack in the middle, the player has to clear Tillinghast's Glacier bunker, set directly across the fairway at around 150 yards from the green to reach the upper shelf of the fairway.
Falling short into the sand, the player will need to hit a 160 yard approach shot on to the green, which is guarded by a humongous sand trap. Reach the fairway, and the subsequent pitch shot will also have to negotiate the sand.
Although the pin can be seen from the fairway, pinpointing its position is not easy and the short approach shot if hit long, can run into the collection area newly added to the back of the green. The perfect third shot, will remain on the green increasing the possibilities of making birdie.