The tee shot, again, is critical on this hole, and has to be hit with a sharpshooter's accuracy. Trees, rough and sand await both left and right.
The fairway in the landing area snakes around and between two fairway bunkers, which are waiting for the pulled or pushed tee shot. Longer hitters can drive over the middle bunker to a plateau in the fairway some 130 to 150 yards from the putting surface.
Choosing that line from the tee, can gain up to 50 yards at the risk of leaving a steep downhill lie for the short iron approach shot, but now that the left bunker has been extended and its face lifted, only the long hitters will be able to make that carry.
The approach shot plays downhill from the elevated fairway to a fairly flat, raised green, surrounded by a vast expanse of sand. However, the long hitters can fly it down the hill and have no more that a lob wedge for the second shot, increasing the chances for a birdie.
This is the best hole to wait if the foursome in front is playing slow: It has the "Half-way house" next to the tee.