Snake Pit

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Wed, 22 Feb 2017

The "Snake Pit"

Innisbrook Resort's Copperhead Course in Florida, home of the infamous "Snake Pit, plays host to the Valspar Championship.

This slippery spot - holes 16, 17 and 18 - is one of the toughest three-hole stretches on Tour and many a prospective champion would take even par through here.

The 460-yard par four 16th is the hardest hole on the course - arguably one of the best on Tour - with water down the right, trees down the left and a green that repels misguided balls.

The 17th is a 215-yard narrow uphill par three, before the tight, tree-lined, heavily bunkered 445-yard par-four 18th with a green tucked to the left.

"It really is a hugely challenging stretch," says Notah Begay.