Arnold Palmer on Designing Old Tabby Links

Old Tabby is a great course in a beautiful marshland setting, and the historic tabby ruins make it something special. The 11th isn’t on the marsh but it’s a hole I’m very proud of in the wake of the extensive changes we made during a recent restoration. Today, native grasses combine with bunkers and landforms to make the hole look a lot harder than it really is.

There are actually a number of landing areas for the tee shot, but choosing the correct one—and avoiding the cross bunkers—is part of the strategic challenge. We’ve also added a tee that, under the right circumstances, makes this a drivable par four.

Bottom line, this is now a hole that rivets your attention.



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