This is the only real open hole on the course with a shorter "aceable" distance. Take advantage of this and the front nine in general because the back is considerably longer and harder for the casual player.
If you cant make the 275 feet to the other side of the retention pond by the pin. You can lay up to the left where the other side is around 200-250. Watch the trees across the retention area, and the grass in the retention area for clues to what the wind is doing.