The 17th hole is an uphill Par 3 to a banked, flat, but very firm green. Considered by some as a simple hole, it does enjoy simply the best viewpoint on the golf course, second only to the view from the terrace. Yet the hole does offer scope for modification and improvement. It was undoubtedly a better hole in the 1920’s when it was surrounded by bunkers to the right, the left and the rear. Bernard Darwin described it then as “tricky, tempting us to go for the pin over a bunker and a bank, whereas it is wiser to go to the right and think of threes rather than twos.”
With a 3 on your scorecard, you'll be happy to move on to the 18th.