I've played this course-it's only open 2-3 times a year so its a real joy to play when its open.
Being that its a private course and only enjoyed a handful of times a year it's a blessing to have the rubber teepads.
This is probably the weakest or one of the weakest holes on the course IMO. It's a straight shot that requires a good fairway driver that doesn't turnover or hyzer too early. I haven't birdied it yet but then again I 've only played it like three times. The shule to the right and left of the entrance towards the basket really punishes off line shots. Even 20 footers can result in bogeys if you don't have a good out shot.
I've thrown TL's and sidewinders at it.