Originally Posted by Midnightbiker
Why is this hole a par 3?
Because the designer is one of those Par 3 nazis who is afraid of second grade level arithmetic. The way I see it, if a 400' drive right down the middle of the fairway leaves you with over 390' left to hole out, which is plenty enough for a par 3 if that were where the tee pad were actually put in, the hole should be considered a par 4.
Anyway, I'd throw a driver and then a driver. Wind would help determine what I threw, but I'd probably want to stay to the right side of the fairway regardless because it looks like there's trouble over on the left.