Since I know that the book that shall not be named (for fear of jinxing it) is coming out soon, thus making these types of threads obsolete, I figured I'd throw one last one in there for your consideration. This one, again, is from my brother's home course, where our big 3 day tournament is fast approaching. If I didn't mention it already, the format is teams of 3 and it's best ball (net). It's alternating best one ball, best two balls, each day, with the 9th and 18th being ALL THREE BALLS both days. So there is no room for error on this hole. The tournament is played from the white tees, which lists this hole as a 461 yard par 5. Here is an overhead picture of the hole:
Tee is at the bottom just above the left edge of the pond. 8th green is left of that, 1st green is to the right. The hole plays up the left side, between the driving range and the street labelled as E Sanders Ct.
When there is wind, it's usually blowing left to right on this hole, I believe. Here are some distance numbers for the tee shot....
OB on both sides, although you have a fair amount of room between the two. What makes the tee shot a bit tricky are the trees along the right side. If you don't play a fade, then the furthest right you can be, realistically, is in line with the middle of the fairway bunker. There are a lot of options here. Driver at the bunker and try to cut it. Normal driver and accept the result in the bunker or left of it. 3 wood, hybrid, iron.
Once that decision is made, then here is what is left for the approach:
OB doesn't really come into play here UNLESS you miss the green long and right. The back of the green is raised and there is a little hill all around feeding balls down; if you miss the green long and right you risk it kicking into the parking lot. The trick here is how you negotiate the pond. The distances are all based on the front edge of the fairway bunker 250 yards from the tee.
How would you play it?