I first visited the site in Febuary when it was covered in two feet of snow. I spent two days with the clients and was appointed to design their new course which lay on an amazing, boulderous and forrested site.

The majestic maple tree frames the drive and is an excellent aerial hazard. A drive behind the tree or in the right rough may bring the twin wooden-faced bunkers into play. These bunkers are found on some of the older Scottish links courses such as Prestwick.

In favorable conditions, the long hitter may be able to get home in two. However, it is a shot for the gambler as a nest of bunkers awaits on the right, and the old New England wall which denotes "out of bounds" beckons the hook.

A lay-up to a good length is often a good choice. Choose wisely!