Architects Notes by Gil Hanse
Along with the 13th hole, this hole may be in contention for the most changed on the course. The most striking change to the membership will be how open the hole feels without the copper beech short left of the green. What first struck me about the hole was how natural that green looks perched up on the hill. Having never seen the entirety of the green complex from the tee, it became pleasantly obvious that the bunker scheme we had proposed in the master plan was going to work well with the green complex and the rise to the hole was going to look even more impressive without the diminishing presence of the copper beech dominating the landscape. This should be a much more interesting and dramatic hole to play with the new features around the green and with the ability to play to the left side of the green.
The origin of the historical name 'Railside" was due to the proximity of the interurban railcar line at #7.
1952 USGA Women’s Amateur Championship… Jackie Pung took the lead for the first time in the 1952 Women’s Amateur Championship on the 25th hole with a bogey five after an out-of-bounds second shot hurt Shirley McFedters. It took a well-played low iron shot from under a tree for Pung to reach the green which she two putted to win the hole.