Who will win in 2014?
Will Suzann Pettersen defend her title?
Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville, North Carolina
Course Architect: Donald Ross
Tees: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Greens: Bent Grass
Rough: Kentucky Bluegrass
355 yards Par 4: The severe downhill slope makes this hole play much shorter than the yardage. A 200 yard drive leaves the player with a short iron approach into a green that is sloped back to front.
472 yards Par 5: A short, straight away par 5 that can be hit in two shots. The hole is well guarded by fairway and greenside bunkers.
165 yards Par 3: Downhill par 3 with bunkers surrounding the front left half of the green. Short is the preferred miss here as out of bounds looms behind the green.
405 yards Par 4: A very difficult dogleg right that requires a well placed tee shot. Approach shot into an elevated green where yardage can be tough to gauge.
446 yards Par 4: Requires a well struck drive, leaving the player with a mid to long iron approach into a two tiered green. Par is a good score here.
128 yards Par 3: Good short hole that crosses a creek. Birdie is realistic with a precise short iron shot. The green is surrounded by sand traps on all sides.
472 yards Par 5: Another par 5 that can be hit in two shots. Second shot must be precise with a creek along the left side of the hole and trees right.
380 yards Par 4: Tight driving hole that has a hard, dogleg turn from the right. Approach with a mid iron can be forgiving due to the funneled valley around the green.
330 yards Par 4: A well placed drive favoring the right side of the fairway is ideal, leaving a short iron into an elevated green with two deep bunkers both left and
385 yards Par 4: Downhill drive to a wide fairway leaves a mid iron approach to a green that is severely sloped back to front.
425 yards Par 4: Slight dogleg left that requires a well hit drive in order to set up the second shot. Don’t miss right, as there is a creek that follows the entire length of the hole.
315 yards Par 4: A 220 yard drive up the right half of this steep, up hill hole will leave the player a short iron into a small elevated green.
153 yards Par 3: Slightly uphill par 3 with bunkers guarding front right and left. Preferred miss is to the right, as there is a severe slope off the left side of the green.
393 yards Par 4: Dogleg right that favors a drive down the left side of the fairway, leaving the player with an approach with a mid to long iron across a creek.
370 yards Par 4: The hole demands a well struck tee shot into a fairway that plays straight up hill. Players will face a long approach into a demanding green that plays much longer than the yardage.
605 yards Par 5: Great long par 5 that will be a true three shot hole for most. Long drives can flirt with a creek that crosses the hole and the green is guarded by two deep bunkers.
187 yards Par 3: Longest of the four par 3’s. Bailout is to the right where there are two bunkers. Left of the green is certain trouble down a long embankment.
353 yards Par 4: Dogleg left that is guarded by trees down the left side. Depending on how aggressive the player is off the tee, they’ll be left with a short to mid iron approach into a generous green with a large opening in front.