Plateau Par 4 – Gold 448 Blue 432 White 378 Copper 298 Green 259

Welcome to the most difficult hole at the Valley. The tee shot plays downhill into a wide corridor, enticing a player to reach back and launch a bomb toward the green in the distant horizon. Yet water lurks close on the left, and on the right stands a lone tree impacting second shots for any tee ball not in the fairway. Often played from a downhill lie, the uphill approach shot to the most dramatic green on the course presents quite the challenge, an elevated three-tiered putting surface protected by bunkers and fall offs on all sides. Hitting the green is a very good shot, your ball finishing on the tier where the pin is located is a great shot, seldom achieved with the back tier which is the smallest of the three.

If you find yourself putting from tier to tier, a two putt should be celebrated at the turn with a beverage from the Valley’s Pub – Cheers! The Plateau template hole name, often called a “Double Plateau”, honors the first rendition of this green complex, designed by Macdonald and built by Raynor on the 11th hole at National Golf Links, since 1911 named Plateau.