Horrible Horseshoe

Andy Roberts's picture
Wed, 22 Feb 2017

"Horrible Horseshoe"

It is rare that a course’s toughest stretch lies in some of its opening holes, but that is the case at Colonial Country Club - home of the Dean & Deluca Invitational. 

On what is a short course by PGA Tour standards at 7,204 yards, it is the length of each of these holes that makes the stretch so tough with a 483-yard par-four third followed by a 247-yard par three and 481-yard par four.

And there is no margin for error off the tee on any of them.

Colonial has been called "the hardest par 70 in the world," and is strictly a course for shotmakers.