|Architects Notes by Gil Hanse|
A hole that derived its difficulty from trees and slope now relies on the same slope and a series of bunkers that hopscotch down the hole. The short left fairway bunker is a nice target bunker for the semi-blind tee shot, and if the right hand bunker is avoided the mental examination begins. Getting to the 150 yd. marker is a pretty straight forward proposition. However if you desire to be inside that range some thought and skill is required. With the expanse of short grass to the rear and sides of the green, the deceptive scale of the green may prove to be somewhat of a siren’s song to those who can reach the green in two.
The origin of the historical name “Waterloo” is rumored to have been named by an irate golfer. Most likely the same member playing the same round.
1970 USGA Men’s Amateur Championship… Tom Kite stepped on to the 13th tee all square with Lanny Wadkins. At this 509-yard par 5 Kite hit his second shot just short of the green. Chipping two feet past the hole, he canned his two-foot downhill comeback putt. Relieved, Kite made his first birdie of the day.