The Ryder Cup Hole No.9-Crook O’ Moss

618 yards, Par 5

A very beautiful hole which will demand The Ryder Cup players to be perfect off the tee.From an elevated tee, there is within sight , two ponds between, hillsides, bunker on the right, and bunkers long on the left. The second shot presents a choice of  what to do: play the ball conservatively out to the left of the pond, or try to play it at the green? Even though the hole plays over 600 yards, under certain conditions a number of players at The Ryder Cup will play it at the green.But  many of them will play it out left to get the proper angle to play down the length of the green. A good hole!
The line is between the two bunkers, right and left which is protecting the landing area of the drive. Depending on wind direction. The safe play with the second shot is to the left leaving a short pitch or chip for an up and down birdie. However, on a calm day, this par 5 can provide great spectator excitement when the big hitters at The Ryder Cup can go for it in two.