While visually pleasing from the tee, the fairway of the ninth plays much more narrow than it appears. The fall of the land towards Pebble Lake will funnel most any shot that lands on the right third of the fairway into rough, which often is some of the thickest on the course due to runoff of moisture. The green looks innocuous, but never fails to befuddle anyone who hasn’t played the hole. Even long-standing members will frequently under-read the affect of the terrain of this green that appears more level than it plays. Most players have heard the refrain that "putts break towards large bodies of water." This hole proves it.