#9  PALMER'S LAMENT #9 Palmers Lament
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Years after Tillinghast completed the course, the membership began to soften and change the bunkers to make them easier for daily play. When Arnold Palmer played in a charity event at the club, he hit what he believed to be a perfect tee shot. The “King” instantly protested to his “Army” when he found his shot had landed in a fairway bunker, claiming that the hole was poorly designed as the player could not see the bunker. In 1998, the club embarked on a bunker restoration project, returning all the course bunkers to the original Tillinghast shape and design. Today the player can see the bunkers clearly from the tee, which should delight the “King”.

Men's Par, Yardage, and Handicap Information
Blue  BLUE44325
White Blue  WHITE/BLUE43825
White  WHITE43825
White Gold  WHITE/GOLD43545
Gold   GOLD43545

Women's Par, Yardage, and Handicap Information
White Gold  RED/GOLD43295
Gold   RED43295

How to Play
Bunkers right and left will catch a stray drive, so keep it down the middle on this par four. Your approach to a slightly elevated green that is sloped from back to front with bunkers right and left makes an accurate shot a must. Keeping the ball slightly below the hole is recommended on this one.