Hole 18 - 560 yards - Long


The ancestor of the finishing hole at Blue Mound harkens back to the strategy of the 14th at St. Andrews, though more accurately Macdonald's 9th hole at the National.  It is the longest hold on the course, but not overly difficult if approached well within the player's capabilities.

Like the Eden hole, Macdonald judged hazards of the original Long hole too severe for club play.  Though the finisher does not feature a diagonal carry from the tee or the potentially catastrophic Hell bunker to harass the approach, the sheer yardage and intricate undulations of the putting surface still do justice to the original.  

An elegant and uncluttered finish to another fine creation that hangs in the Raynor wing of the museum of America's great courses.


 

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