“The fourth hole is difficult to describe accurately but is without question one of the finest golf holes ever built on the planet.”
“The massive bunker on the right side of the fairway, gets the mind going. I imagine plenty of shots are pulled left as the golfer panics at the last second thinking about the massive hazard, which is a naturally blown bunker. If you hit short of the large bunker you have a steep uphill shot that you can’t fully see. The second shot plays to an extremely well protected and crazy green. Although his inspiration for this hole was Royal Melbourne West’s tenth hole, when Doak designed this hole he must have been on crack or some other kind of mind altering drug. It is a sick hole.”
“In an absolute stroke of genius, the walk from green to tee (4th to 5th) is along this high ridge set atop a massive dune and it has a picture postcard view. I don’t say this lightly, but it is almost as good as the walk from the fourteenth green to the fifteenth tee at Cypress point, which is the finest in golf.”
I think he liked it.