Hole 9 - 375 yards - Ravine

Blue Mound's present 9th hole was suggested by Chicago Golf's first hole and, although the similarities in their tee to green strategies seems a bit blurred, their connection lies in the clever contouring of the putting green.  

In the original routing of Blue Mound, the 9's were reversed, finishing the course with a shorter par 4.  Though the hole is a fine test in its own right, during the Golden Age of Golf Design (the 1920's) match play was prevalent, and as is common on the best courses in the U.K., the penultimate 17th hole was the culmination of many matches-the 18th hole was often anticlimactic.  


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