This week's edition of The Hole Picture breaks down No. 10 on Course No. 1 at St. Andrews Golf Club in West Chicago. The 503-yard par 5 might not look like much standing on the tee or even right after your drive, as it's more than reachable for quite a few players. But there's a new twist that should ratchet up the difficulty.
"We had these humps that were already in the fairway, but we used to mow them close, like fairway length," said Dave Erickson, head golf professional at St. Andrews. "So your ball would just roll up the hump and the ball would never stay on the hump. They're near the green, these five humps, in the area from 20 to 60 yards short of it.
"So what we did, we let these humps grow wild. So it really made you think about it if you don't think you can fly over these humps. Because once you get in them and the grass is a foot long ... you don't want to take that chance next time. Now it's a par 5 that in some instances you're better laying back 80 yards than taking a chance in ending up on one of these humps. It's the most St. Andrews-looking hole we have. It basically made you think a little bit more."
I'll say. I'd much rather be taking a wedge from the fairway than trying to hack out of grass that's a foot long. Has anyone played this hole and noticed a big difference in how to approach it? What other holes at St. Andrews can be tricky?