#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”.

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.

Men's Par, Yardage, and Handicap Information
black_icon  BLACK44325
Icon_BlkBlue  BLACK/BLUE43825
Blue  BLUE4 3825
White Blue  BLUE/WHITE43545
White  WHITE43545
White Gold  WHITE/GOLD43295
Gold  GOLD43295

Women's Par, Yardage, and Handicap Information
Gold  GOLD4 3295
White Gold  GOLD/GREEN42845
Gold  GREEN42845