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The seventh hole on the Arnold Palmer–designed golf course at Reunion Resort is the rarest in golf, a short, drivable, risk/reward par-four. It stretches just 180-303 yards from six tee boxes, but is on a peninsula with water right, left and short, and the green immediately flanked by deep bunkers. Most wise players will take two short iron shots rather than a go-for-broke drive.
The seventeenth on Tom Watson’s course is a stout par-five that stretches up to 554 yards and is visually overwhelming. It has both a stream and seemingly endless array of fairway bunkers down the right, a deep waste area at driver length off the left, and then a single long expanse of sand down the left on the second half of the hole. There are dozens of bunkers everywhere and to hit this green in two or even three shots is a real accomplishment of accuracy.
The sixteenth hole on Jack Nicklaus’ Reunion Resort course is a mid-to-long par-three entirely over water, the green set just behind a bulkheaded wall at the lake’s edge with no room for error short. The green is also quite shallow, with bunkers behind it, so make sure you have the right club.