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Hole #1 - A.W. Number Many classic old courses start with a “gentle handshake,” a hole that eases the player into the round. Not so at Brooklawn. A.W. Tillinghast created a demanding 435-yard par four opener, a dogleg left around a large bunker that is a 250-yard carry from the back tee. Facing a classic risk/reward hole, the player who carries the bunker has less than 160 yards home, while the player who plays out to the right might have more than 200 yards to an elevated green flanked by four deep bunkers. In addition, a false front will repel any shot that is not struck solidly into the middle of the green.