On paper and on first site this hole looks very benign, during normal play conditions quite a few players have a hard time remembering the specifics of this hole after the round. The tee shot is shaped by three fairway bunkers and the landing area is fairly wide, leaving an approach shot between 165 to 155 yards to the green. The players who have length as an asset can challenge the bunker on the right and leave themselves with just a wedge shot into the green.
This hole completely changes when we install tournament conditions, just a slight increase of green speeds make a world of difference on this hole. The green has a Seth Raynor style hogback that routes it way through the green, creating three separate tiers. If you are on the correct tier the player will have an excellent opportunity for a birdie, the wrong tier increases the odds of a three putt and makes par a good score. If a player challenges the back left pin position then a bunker behind the green comes into play and makes par almost impossible.
“Eunoe” has had the distinction of the highest scoring average in relationship to par during our last 3 Indiana Major events. Unfortunately, a high number of very good players walk off this green shaking their head at what just happened to their round.
Hole #6 was recently featured by Athlon Sports in their article “18 Holes to Play in 2015”