The seventeenth hole shares one feature of the previous hole: The Wall. But where the sixteenth does not require distance, that is not the case on seventeen - particularly if one is playing from the championship tee. A pond will collect the drive that tries too hard to avoid the wall, and the slope of the fairway towards the water will run many tee shots into rough. The approach is often played with a long club, to a green that does not treat kindly a shot that goes past the hole. Par is never a disappointment on this hole. Birdies are rare and cause for celebration.