This is a beautiful short hole, although it is very deceiving. Par is a good score on this hole.
The multi-tiered tee sits level with the tops of the trees in the valley below, and the green nestles seductively down amongst them offering itself up to a crisply struck long iron.
In front of the green lies water; to the right a hill covered with tall, clumpy grass and guarded by a spreading sentinel tree whose tall limbs knock down leaking shots riding the prevailing wind. The green sits at a slight angle to the tee shot, and a slope cuts across the green creating a shelf at the back with a truly sadistic pin position, especially with the way the green was extended and the back bunker restored.
Club selection is key to this hole. If the pin is tucked to the right and the tee is also right, the tree will play havoc with many shots and the best strategy is to fade the ball.
The green has been extended towards the water; if the pin is perched up front, it is not far-fetched to see some well struck irons spin right into the water just like at another famous par 3 that we all know.