A hole that plays slightly uphill from tee to green, making a dogleg to the left with three protecting bunkers on either side of the dogleg. The bunkers also provide a frame of reference for the tee shot. The landing area is generously wide for golfers starting on the 1st tee. A narrow stream guards the right and the front of a very long two-tiered green with mounding at the back. A deep bunker on the left provides good definition.
The opening hole requires a well-placed tee shot to a fairway protected by bunkers both left and right. An accurate drive sets up a slight uphill, short iron approach to a two tiered green, guarded in front by meandering creek and two green side traps.